December 13, 2008
this movie.
It was on tv tonight. Did you miss it? If you did, you can catch it again on nbc on Christmas Eve. I didn't miss it. I was waiting for it. For me it's not just a movie, it's an event.
The only thing I did miss this year was the version that I'm used to. I grew up watching a technicolor version that Dad taped years and years ago. You know, on VHS? You watch it on a VCR. Remember how that used to work? That particular version had little bits of commentary highlighting characters from the movie. Every time the movie would break for a commercial, snippets of scenes would start playing and a voiceover would say something like "And that's Beulah Bondi as Ma Bailey..." Plus, we would always get a little commentary from Dad, who over the years has learned a thing or two about the making of "It's a Wonderful Life." I remember him telling us that Donna Reed is from the tiny town of Denison, Iowa- which is only minutes away from where my grandma lives. It's little things like that that make this movie extra special to me.
Maybe I can convince everyone to watch it again when I go to Mom & Dad's house for Christmas. Break out the VCR, guys.


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Courtney said...

This is such a classic! My parents, especially my dad, adore this movie, so we watched it every year when I was growing up; I still love when we are able to watch it together now.

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sophie said...

we have that movie.

Renee said...

We're saving it for you!
A fire in the fireplace, hot pizza, and "It's A Wonderful Life".
Sounds Wonderful!

Bryant said...

I need to watch this now that I'm what they call a "grown up." It's amazing when you watch things as a kid you don't catch everything or understand everything as you would as an adult. I'm sure I would get a lot out of this movie now.

Blair said...

Oh, I watched it! One of my favorites. It made my night. But I will certainly be watching it again on Christmas Eve.

becca said...

I love love LOVE this movie!! I stumbled upon your blog, and just had to comment. :)



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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