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.
I choose this movie for one reason.
It’s my favorite. (The fact that we named our dog ZuZu might tip my hand.)
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?
To segue a moment, and maybe it’s fate, but this Christmas 2015, there is full moon – the first since 1977.
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.