Christmas Movie Review – Day 25!!!

Drum roll please. Merry Christmas! I’ve saved the best for last, and though you may have already guessed, the Day 25 selection for my Christmas Movie Review on Christmas Day is It’s A Wonderful Life – 1946, Liberty Films.

Day 25 - It's a wonderful life
I choose this movie for one reason.

It’s my favorite.  (The fact that we named our dog ZuZu might tip my hand.)

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George and Zuzu

headshot as an elf

ZuZu’s first Christmas

Why it is my favorite?

It gives me hope, makes me thankful for the life I have, as dissatisfied as I might think I am on some days, and makes me appreciate that under the illusion of success and happiness, other people struggle the same as I do.  We all need love and encouragement. A single smile can make a difference.

How does this movie accomplish this?

On the minuscule chance you haven’t seen this movie (and there’s still time to see it yet today, as on some channels, it’s looping 24/7), the brief version is about a man who’s despairing the choices he made in life until an angel shows him the lives of others without him in it – and it’s not a pretty prospect.

To wax philosophical, chin up.  If George Bailey can lasso the moon, why can’t we?

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To segue a moment, and maybe it’s fate, but this Christmas 2015, there is full moon – the first since 1977.

Day 25 lasso the moon for full moon

Why not lasso it yourself?

Now’s your chance.  I believe in the possibility that anything can happen, and that’s the magic of life.  Every day can be Christmas.

I give give this movie more than 5 of 5 Zuzu’s petals.








2 thoughts on “Christmas Movie Review – Day 25!!!

  1. “It’s A Wonderful Life” is my favorite Christmas movie too so I extra enjoyed reading your review. I also have always been charmed by the vignette story of ZuZu’s petals. And yes, 2015 being the first full moon to occur on Christmas since 1977 is super cool! Lots of nuggets of wisdom tucked into the dialogue of this movie. Smiled at the abundant hearts accompanying your numerical review. Agree. Now I need to find my DVD and watch it sans commercials. Merry merry Christmas to you!

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