With the holidays officially here, there is no better tradition than cozying up on the couch in your comfy PJs, indulging in festive treats and cocoa, watching a film inspired by the season. But while so many movies have been released over the years specifically for the Christmas season, no film has created quite the impact on our culture than Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, It’s A Wonderful Life.
Considered a game-changer in the festive film genre, the film is among a list of Hollywood’s greatest movies thanks to its powerful message that allows us to understand life’s most valuable lessons through the eyes of the iconic, George Bailey, played by James Stewart.
Whether you love it or hate it though, it’s a masterpiece that has stood the test of time each and every year. Moreover, with its deep meaning and solid characterizations, it’s truly an evergreen classic, bearing great similitude to our evolving social climate and the relationships we forge throughout our life.
In honor of the film’s 70th anniversary and its immense richness in pop culture, we pay our love and respects to the film with six very interesting facts you might not have ever known about the richest film in town.