Today marks 70 years since the film It’s a Wonderful Life premiered! The film had its world premiere in New York on December 21st, 1946. Even though the movie initially received great reviews, it didn’t do so well at the box office. It was also nominated for five Oscars, but didn’t win any. However, just as it does in the film, things turned around.
Today, it’s one of the most beloved holiday films. Personally, I watch it every year on Christmas Eve and I know many others who do the same! There are so many scenes that trigger my emotions, from the moment George Bailey saves Old Man Gower’s career as a pharmacist, to the references to George lassoing the moon for Mary, or the line “George Bailey, I’ll love you ‘till the day I die.” But my favourite moment is in the final scene when we read Clarence’s inscription in the book: “Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.”
What do you think of the film? Do you have a favourite scene? And since I’ve made it pretty obvious that this is my favourite Christmas movie, I have to ask – what’s your favourite?