It’s a Wonderful Life – Movie Review

IMDB: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Ever since I was a kid this black and white film would play during the holiday season. I would watch the grayscale characters play out the life of George and Mary Bailey as their lives spun in directions they had never planned. They make their way through their lives until George finds himself in a horribly precarious situation where he wishes he was never born. With the help of an angel, he sees what his tiny town of Bedford Falls would look like had he never lived. His love for his family reminds him of why he lives and breathes everyday, and with help from his town, George heads back home to the greatest Christmas surprise he has ever received in his wonderful life.

Now, they have a version in color, and cameos of the movie can be seen in other Christmas specials such as Home Alone, but the story holds a place in my Christmas spirit all the same. The story would tug at my heart and make most in my family cry due to an overactive crying gene I have mentioned before that we call the Bonnie-gene. To this day I have kept the tradition alive and have to watch it at least once during the season.

Here we are, four days away from the big day, and I have yet to watch it! It just won’t be Christmas until I do. If you’ve never seen it, be sure to add it to your Christmas Watchlist this season.

6 Days Until Christmas!

Less than a week until Christmas! Here’s your countdown, folks! If you haven’t started your shopping yet, then man, you’ve got some catching up to do. 

I, on the other hand, am done! All presents are wrapped and organized under our tree. The big man’s busy night is staged and ready to be placed. All we need to do now is finish up some cookies and put out the milk. 

For whatever reason this year, I have found myself excited and prepared. I believe it is my daughter’s age because as she gets older, she gets more into the festivities, but there’s a little something more this year. I’m feeling more festive than I have in a while, and I am truly counting my blessings.

Merry Christmas to all!