My all time favorite Christmas movie is "It's A Wonderful Life" ~ actually it's my most favorite movie ~ period! I like the memories it stirs up and the truths it reminds me of.
I love to reminisce ~ especially when it involves simpler, sweeter times. That’s what this movie does for me. It turns my thoughts to my youth ~ black & white movies and TV (I loved the Donna Reed Show), it makes me remember fun times in the high school drama club (one of the musicals we did was “Harvey” ~ Jimmy Stewart starred in it). It reminds me of what really matters in our lives. So often we focus on finances, status, and material wealth ~ forgetting that it’s family and friends that really matter. It’s having others “to do unto” that brings happiness into our hearts. Life is all about people and how we treat them.
I wonder what my little part of the world would have been like had I not been in it? More to the point, since I have been in it, I hope I've impacted ~ for good ~ those in it with me. I hope I've made a difference in a positive way!
Did I mention that I love this movie? I really do ~ and I do believe it's time to watch it again!
What's your favorite holiday movie?