25 Days of Christmas Movies Day 25: Every Time A Bell Rings An Angel Gets Its Wings
LAST MOVIE WATCHED: It's A Wonderful Life.
TO WATCH OR NOT TO WATCH: No question about this one. You absolutely MUST watch this film in your lifetime and certainly during the Christmas season. Honestly, it's one of the most touching and heartfelt films ever made.....and really one of the best films of all time period. If I were to tell you to only watch one Christmas film....haha I would NEVER tell you to watch JUST one Christmas film....but if you're short on time, limit it to this and A Christmas Story. It's not a perfect film by any means....it certainly has its flaws, as well as its unbelievable moments, (I mean come on, I'll never buy Donna Reed's alternate fate in a Georgeless world...), and at times it definitely shows its age. That said, while not perfect.....it's about as close to perfection as a movie can get. That might not make sense, but certain scenes and moments are far too powerful and perfect to really care about such minor issues. I don't think I've ever made it through this film without shedding a tear....celebrating the beauty of a life, as well as the generosity that mankind is capable of, is kind of what Christmas is all about. It is hard to think of anything that could top this, which is why I saved it for Christmas itself.
EMILY RATING: 10/10
It would get an 11/10 though if they left in the ORIGINAL ending ;)
UP NEXT? THANKFULLY this concludes the 25 Days of Christmas Movies series! Thursday I'll post the complete list and everyone can have their say on THEIR favorites.....AND have the chance to receive a $15 Cinemark giftcard. Good luck and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!