Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Seasonal Family Films Part 03…

A look at some of my all-time favourite, festive films…

Hi Guys,

Today, I thought I would like to share another of my favourite Christmas films with you. This time around it is, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

This black and white 1946 film is loosely based on the short story "The Greatest Gift" written by Philip Van Doren Stern.

The heart-warming tale is Dickensian in tone and similar to A Christmas Carol, but told from the point of view here as Bob Cratchit rather than Ebenezer Scrooge.

It was actually a box-office flop at the time of its release, and really only became a Christmas classic in the 1970s due to the repeated television showings it received at Christmas time when the copyright protection slipped and it entered the public domain in 1974 when TV stations could air it for free.

Once again this is ideal festive viewing and one you should see at least once, because if you do, if you haven’t already, you will be glad you did.

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…

December 9th 2009

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