What could be better than a weekend dusting of snow and the fabulous classic It's a Wonderful Life on the tube?
This is a great movie! In the name of research (part of my new book takes place in the early 40's) I *forced* myself to watch the whole thing the other night.
What struck me in watching this movie for what must have been the twentieth time was the incredible love story between George Bailey and Mary. Do you know what I mean? The scene where she's on the phone with the boy in NY and George is listening with her, his lips just millimeters from hers is pure magic. By the end of the call, he's thrown the phone down and cursed the town and Mary -- but he's kissing her. That's hot.
I guess I had never noticed the romance very much before, because it's easy to get involved in the lives of the townspeople, and George's fight with Mr. Potter, but it's a very romantic story -- and the characters of George and Mary are so rich. *sigh* Love.
Do you have a favorite holiday romantic movie? Mine is clearly now It's a Wonderful Life...
I guess I also like While You Were Sleeping, and The Family Stone, too. And Bridget Jones has a holiday background as well... she encounters Mark Darcy at the New Year's Turkey Curry Buffet, remember?
So how about you guys? Post your favorite romantic movie so I can make up a must-see viewing list for this season...
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