Christmas Film Countdown – 3

I love the fact that I am now home.

There’s log fires going amongst the house. The cats and dogs are cuddled up against the heat of the aga in the kitchen and it also Christmassy in the kitchen as we are making the mince pies. There’s nothing like making a mince pie with Christmas music playing in the background.

All hands are on deck now, as we prepare for the Christmas time that will be spent with the family. The house is getting cleaned from head to toe and by the time Christmas day comes about, there will be not a single dog hair left on the floor (well hopefully, because it’s a bit hard to keep the house clean when you have two big dogs, who love to roll around in the mud – but this year it’ll be different).

I cannot believe that it is Christmas Eve Eve, like it’s come by so quickly! I’m so grateful to be spending this time with my family.

The house will be manic as we prepare for the whole family and all of their animals (because no one should leave their pets behind on Christmas, because remember a pet is for life not just Christmas).

And it’s not just dogs either, my Grandma’s bringing her chickens, and we even have an extra horse coming (lucky my family live on a farm).

I cannot wait for the festivities to start tomorrow, as we start the family tradition of getting the turkey and all the trimmings.

I’ll keep you updated tomorrow on how everything all plans out, hopefully it will all run smoothly, although it wouldn’t be Christmas without one disaster.

Have a lovely, lovely day and I hope you’re all getting your Christmas jumpers ready.

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Title: It’s a Wonderful Life

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Released: 5th December 1947

Director: Frank Capra

Genre: Family, Romance, Fantasy, Drama

Rating: ***** (5/5 stars)

About: George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrificed his education for his brother’s, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes; showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls if he had never lived.

Review: What can I say about this film that hasn’t already been said, it’s just absolutely brilliant to sum it up basically.

Christmas would not be Christmas without this film. No matter how many times you see this film (because it is always on at Christmas), you still love it and feel so good because of it. No matter what, I feel that this is a film that is destined to be an annual classic around Christmas time.

It’s a shame that some people don’t want to watch this film because it’s in black and white – just because we are in a day and age where technology is so advanced, it does not mean that we can’t look to the past (which in this case is films in the past), because this film is definitely worthy of a watch. But if it is going to be a problem, there is a colourised version (which I think is a shame because this is a film that is meant to be seen in black and white, because that’s how the director saw it).

This film is like one of those timeless classics, which just seem to get better with age.

I love watching this film every year, because it a tradition now and it would be very strange (and would make Christmas feel very incomplete if I didn’t watch it).

I don’t think this film was intended to be just considered as a Christmas film when it was first produced, but it certainly fits the category perfectly.

Christmas would not be Christmas without it.

It’s a feel good film, with a heart warming message and it also be argued that this film is so much more than this. Just watch it and see.

Have a good one and please if you’re going out to celebrate Christmas, please be careful.

 

 

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