Sunday, 18 December 2011

Advent Day 18: It's A Wonderful Life

Greatest Christmas film? Plenty of contenders but only one winner in my eyes. Yes Home Alone pretty much destroys the field in best Christmas Comedy (yes Elf fans it's a good film but it doesn't involve half as much genius slapstick) but life can't be fun and games and baddy beatings all the time. So let's go further let's hit up the drama vault.

And what do we see as the shining pinnacle of the genre?Why "It's A Wonderful Life" of course. When the film starts with a man attempting suicide on Christmas Eve you know this isn't your average festive family favourite. What it is is an incredible tale of how a man touched the lives of those around him and how ultimately even in death he always put others first. Now it doesn't get much better than that does it?

Here I've decided to give you a couple of videos, the excellently old school Hollywood trailed and also a track entitled it's a wonderful life by the sadly missed Sparklehorse

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