December 3, 2012 by butlerautogroup
Everyone has a favorite holiday movie that helps them get into the spirit of the season. I have two that would like like to suggest: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) is my first choice and a very obvious one. This movie was brought to life by the acting chemistry between Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and a fabulous cast of supporting character actors. I personally own a copy of this film that I watch every year about this time. It reminds me to be grateful for my friends and family, and it achieves that with a movie magic that doesn’t rely on high-tech anything. Over the years I have tried to make it a point to introduce at least one new person to this classic film. Watching this movie is like joining a club that brings everyone together.
My second and not-so-obvious choice is “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947) with Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. This is another wonderful ’40s film with an uplifting message. Most guys today would refer to this film as a “chick flick”. It doesn’t matter, though, because there is no other way to say it: Cary Grant WAS and STILL IS “COOL”! Loretta Young had a timeless beauty and David Niven was very funny without even trying. This black and white movie has more color than most current blockbuster movies.
These are just two of my top holiday picks. I have many others as I’m sure you do, as well. Call me sometime and tell me about yours!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and wishes for a wonderful life to you and your family!