Holiday Season

The holiday season wasn’t that long ago and I have to admit that I’m on Christmas mood up to today. I haven’t even put away the decorations yet. So I’m writting this blog post as a dedication to my new favorite Christmas movie and i bet bunch of other people’s favorite one.

But first let me introduce you to what Christmas season means to me. This time of the year means bringing back home my loved ones. I long for the arrival of my favorite faces, because they all live far away. As soon as they are in town we hit the road, taking long walks all around, chit-chatting about absolutely anything, going out for coffee, gossiping and giving each other the heads up on what’s going on in each ones life. When that’s settled, we relax and the fun part begins while we start laughing and bonding all over again.

Albeit I love my friends, my favorite part is the movies. Ah, the movies! Watching them by the twinkling Christmas lights of the tree, drinking careful sips of my favorite “Red Square” tea while wearing my fluffy pj’s. Can’t get cozier and better than that.

Old black and white movies are my absolute favorite. They put you right in the holiday zone and draw a wide smile on your face. This Christmas I made a new favorite and it couldn’t have been any other than “It’s a Wonderful life” (1946) directed by Frank Capra and starring  James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Such a touching and mesmerizing movie.

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Larry Simms, Jimmy Hawkins, James Stewart, Donna Reed, Karolyn Grimes, 1946

The plot goes like this: An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

My thoughts about the movie: Ok this movie touched my heart and made me cry like a baby at the end. Watching it for the first time I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but by the time the curtains fell my eyes were human waterfalls. I loved the fact that it wasn’t just another funny, goofy Christmas movie but it was a movie that challenged you and ended with a moral lesson. Don’t take your life for granted because you don’t know the affect you have on others and how your existance can help and alter other lives’ rotation. Made me review my life choices and the idea I have for my own existance just as the protagonist realized the meaning of his own. It really is a gift and a privillege to have watched this movie and I reccomended it to everyone. You will laugh, you will cry and you will fall in love with your life all over again this holiday season.

 

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