It’s a Wonderful Life.

Once again, this film has been voted top of the Christmas Movies Chart.
It has always been a favourite (as is The Glenn Miller Story) and we had a video copy.
It was viewed a lot and didn’t bother me that it was in black and white. (I loved Random Harvest too but have never been able to get a copy  of that)
Then I saw a DVD copy which had been colour enhanced but it was £13 at the time and I had more important things to think of. I never saw a colour version available again and in the Great Sort Out, all of our videos were given to charity.
Hubby and I were talking about the film the other day, and he said that we should try and get a copy of this classic as well as White Christmas, which has that wonderful Feel Good Factor scene where the doors slide back and it’s snowing outside. For the number of times it’s been on TV, I have never seen it from start to finish.
We braved the multitudes today and went shopping……….. in a popular and large supermarket already heaving with traffic trying to get out of the car park.
We bought Hubby some socks as his are well ventilated, and also some of those slipper socks as his had more darns than fabric, plus a lovely crusty loaf to go with our leek and potato soap today as our neighbour gave us a beautiful leek yesterday.

We looked on the entertainment shelf and although there was no White Christmas, they did have It’s A Wonderful Life for a fiver! Yes, just five pounds, so it went in the basket, along with another cheapie Rex, which is based on a true story about a military combat dog and his owner. Hubby saw it on Youtube and thought I’d enjoy it as Rex is a GSD.
How could I not?

Queues were horrendous, and people with loaded trolleys were lining up at the basket only check outs and self-service. Hubby spotted a short queue at the Customer Services and Tobacco counter, so we joined that. Tempers were already beginning to fray, and a shop elf was doing the rounds by the doors with a tin of pacifier sweets (aka Quality Street), so we picked one each on the way out.

Now that we’re home and I’ve put everything away, I see our copy of It’s A Wonderful Life is a celebratory Platinum edition and has two discs………….. one of the original black and white film and the other is the colourised version I’d seen so many years ago.
I have plenty of tissues at the ready, and after dinner on Christmas Day we shall be watching these whilst other households fall asleep in front of the usual dross on the telly.
If I can get hold of White Christmas too, I shall be well pleased.

Merry Christmas everyone!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to It’s a Wonderful Life.

  1. Bee Halton says:

    Have fun 🙋 I don’t know “It’s a Wonderful Life” but “White Christmas” is great. Unfortunately, my better half hates Christmas films so I have to do without 😁 (its ok I survive 😜) Merry Christmas!!!! (I just write Christmas… Hope that’s not an omen 🙋)

  2. Sadje says:

    Enjoy! Have a happy Christmas 🎄

  3. eschudel says:

    It’s a Wonderful Life – every year I watch it Christmas Eve (Kevin doesn’t like to, but I’m ok with that!)

  4. tidalscribe says:

    I think I would like black and white film to stay in the original, but you can report back and tell us which you prefer.

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