Hands down my favorite Christmas movie of all time is the 1946 Frank Capra classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. I know it’s a cliché answer, but I can watch this film every year and still fall in love with George (played by my absolute favorite leading man Jimmy Stewart) and Mary, and all the characters residing in Bedford Falls. At the heart of it I think is my connection with George himself. George is a dreamer, whose enthusiastic life mission is to “shake the dust of this crummy little town” off his feet and see the world. Well, we’ve all seen the film (maybe a couple hundred times) but the message, that youthful dreams are often just that, and what we really need is often staring us right in the face, is resounding the older and older I get. Although I haven’t seen “Italy, Greece, the Parthenon, and the Colosseum," I do feel like my life could not be any richer than it is right now. "Merry Christmas you wonderful old Building and Loan!" (I swear I can hear his voice when I say that) I'll be back blogging after the new year, have a wonderful holiday break!