1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
This movie is a classic. If you haven't seen it before, I highly recommend checking it out. In It's a Wonderful Life, we see George grow up as a selfless young man. He loses his hearing in one ear from an illness after saving his little brother from drowning in a freezing lake. Then he's beaten while trying to stop a grieving pharmacist from accidentally giving someone poison. Then he sacrifices his honeymoon to help the townspeople of Bedford Falls. George has always dreamed of traveling outside of his little town, but his duties and sacrifices keep him stuck in the town he can't stand. Fast forward a few years, and George is contemplating suicide. He says he wishes he'd never been born, and his guardian angel grants him his wish, showing him an alternate reality where he doesn't exist.
I remember when I was younger, my siblings and I would often behave worse on Christmas. Little squabbles would become more frequent. It's so easy to focus on what you can get rather than what you already have, which is why this movie is a wonderful reminder to be grateful for what you've been given.
2. Jingle All the Way (1996)
3. Elf (2003)
Have you seen any of these movies? Of the ones I listed, which are your favorite? What are your favorite Christmas movies or stories?
Have yourself a merry little Christmas!