Of all the holiday classic films, none makes us bawl like a baby more than It’s a Wonderful Life. In case anyone needs his or her memory refreshed, the 1946 film, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, concerns George Bailey, a selfless man who forgoes his dreams of traveling abroad to save the family business in tiny Bedford Falls and, in return, gets something much more important than a trip around the world: the love and admiration of everyone he has ever known. Even though director Frank Capra labeled the story as the “lousiest cheese,” the holiday season should be embraced as just that: over-the-top drama and emotion that make you think about the real meaning of life. Sniff! Sniff! We hope all the Mr. Potters out there are reading this!
Thu., Dec. 25, 2008