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Its a Wonderful Life

The Lego Movie and the Science of Storytelling

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

The success of The Lego Movie is science first and foremost, masterfully brought to life with artistic flair. How do we know this? Because Aristotle told us so over two thousand years ago.

If George Bailey Was The 'Wolf Of Wall Street'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.31.2013 | Comedy

Everyone thinks of "It's a Wonderful Life" as a Christmas movie, but it's easy to forget that only the last half hour or so of the movie takes place a...

George Bailey and a St. Luke Haiti Christmas

Wynn Walent | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Wynn Walent

As the ball drops in New York City, and as we sing "Auld Lang Syne" again, our friends in Haiti will be at the hospital treating patients, and grateful as always, for the chance to do so.

5 Reasons Why My Life Is Awesome

Julia Schemmer | Posted 02.24.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

While life gives us many reasons to be sad, it gives even more to dance. This season, celebrate your wonderful life and all the uniqueness that it brings.

Clarence Had No Need to Earn His Wings

Lorna Byrne | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Angels are an everyday part of my life. Strange as it may sound to you I have been seeing angels since I was a baby. I see them physically just as I would see you if you were sitting in front of me.

Films for Understanding Family Over the Holidays

Tara Fass | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Intended to pique your interest without giving away too much of the plot, let's take a look into the cinematic mirror for portrayals of family togetherness for guidance on how to take vulnerable times in stride.

Santa's Divorce "Claus"

Charlie Carillo | Posted 02.22.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

When a story sounds too good to be true, it usually is -- especially around this time of year. But when Christmas carols fill the air and Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, even the hardest-bitten reporters can let their guards down for a real whopper.

The Battle of Bedford Falls

Terri Barnes | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Terri Barnes

Without those who fight the wars, there would be no homefront. Without a homefront, there would be no reason to fight. The story of George Bailey reveals that his mundane duties at home were essential during the war years and beyond.

Best Holiday Film: It's a Wonderful Life

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Schattner

If you haven't seen It's a Wonderful Life, I'm sure you've seen at least one holiday TV episode mimicking it's storyline (however poorly). You want to know why it's copied so much? It's because it is the greatest (holiday?) film ever made. Here's why.

The Holiday Traditions We Absolutely Refuse To Let Go Of

Shelley Emling | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Every year before Christmas, I spend hours stringing popcorn and cranberries with the goal of producing three long strands to drape around our Christmas tree. I do it every single year without fail even though my kids no longer relish the idea of pricked fingers or too-crumbly popcorn. Why do I do it? Because my mother always did it -- and her mother as well.

The Facebook Birthday Fix: Evidence for Defending Your Life

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.16.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

December 15th is my wife's birthday and, like a true Facebook lurker, I can't help but drift into her page and see the many greetings coming from all walks of her life.

Jason Linkins

Christmas Movies Are Getting Worse. Like, A Sequel To 'It's A Wonderful Life' Worse.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.17.2013 | Comedy

Jason and Katla love Christmas -- they watch "Elf" every year and still crack up at Amy Sedaris' throw-away line about declawing cats. But they've not...

Did It's a Wonderful Life Get It Wrong?

Todd Klick | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Todd Klick

George's decision thwarts Mr. Potter's greedy attempts to control Bedford Falls, and improves the lives of George's family and friends. But what is the cost to George and the rest of us when we let our heart's desire wither and die?

24 Movies You Absolutely Need To Watch This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment

Sure, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the holidays are fast approaching. In between the fantastic parties and cozy family gatherings, why not ...

'Wonderful Life' Sequel Hits A Major Snag

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 11.21.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold. A spokeswoman for Paramount...

Rare 'It's A Wonderful Life' Photos Will Make Your Day

Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

One day after it was revealed that plans are in motion for a sequel to "It's A Wonderful Life," LIFE Magazine has revealed 13 rare behind-the-scenes p...

'It's A Wonderful Life' Is Getting A Sequel

Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Teacher says, "Every time a bell rings, a studio tries to milk an old classic for new life." Or something. According to Variety, "It's A Wonderful Lif...

The Difference Between What's Hot and What Lasts

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a lot of things that are popular and commercial, but aren't very good. Or are just good enough. Consider Justin Bieber: It's not that the kid isn't talented; it's that he's only just talented enough.

The Potent Power Of Asking 'What If..?'

Laura Kray | Posted 04.03.2013 | TED Weekends
Laura Kray

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoAre you ready to go down the rabbit hole of possibilities with your own life? Start with a moment from your past in which rapid, intense, and clear change occurred. Now, thoughtfully consider who you would be today if the turning point incident had never occurred.

12 Winter Break Movies for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

When it's cold and dark outside and the kids need something to do, try one of our favorite winter break movies. Rally the whole family for a family movie night. Add a hot beverage and a few blankets to the mix and you'll never want to leave your couch!

Classic Christmas Movie Lends A Hand To NBC

www.hollywoodreporter.com | Posted 12.25.2012 | TV

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A Wonderful Life? Finding Capra in Today's Christmas

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.23.2013 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

It's Christmas Eve. And for most of us, thank goodness, it's almost over. We've been too preoccupied with a lot of "holiday" crap to enjoy a real joyous sense of a true Christmas.

17 Favorite Christmas Movies

Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment

Watching Christmas movies with the family is a holiday tradition on par with opening presents and eating a sugary breakfast. Whether you are a trad...

The Three Best Christmas Movies

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Christmas movies are a genre unto themselves: between live-action and animated features, there are literally hundreds of titles out there. Inevitably, some are pretty bad, others amusingly cheesy.

What To Watch This Christmas

Posted 12.21.2012 | TV

As Christmas Day draws nearer, the networks have begun ramping up their holiday programming, dusting off old classics like "It's A Wonderful Life" and...