Its-A-Wonderful-LifeOne of my favorite things to do around the holidays is to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” whenever it happens to come on television. I don’t plan for it, I just always watch when it happens. There’s something about the movie that has nothing to do with the holidays but is a wonderful reminder of how precious life is and how blessed I am. It reminds me to live a life of purpose and to always take into account not how much money is in my bank account, but how much time did I spend with my friends and family around me.

So with that said, I found an old public domain radio recording of “It’s a Wonderful Life” produced by Lux Toilet Soap (I kid you not) starring both Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in a live radio broadcast from 1947. It’s a one hour show, complete with the comical Lux commercial spots still included.

I encourage you to find some quiet time in the next week to make a cup of hot cocoa (or maybe a hot buttered rum if you want something a bit stronger), curl up on a comfortable chair and relax. Listen to the broadcast and reflect on your own past year and appreciate how blessed and loved you really are. I wish you all a very happy holidays, wherever you are.

 

 

 “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

— Calvin Coolidge

 

 

Eric Guerin is the founder of Adelie Studios. He chooses to use his creative powers for good and not evil by helping businesses to better market themselves using animated marketing videos. He can easily be bribed with coffee. Read more of Eric’s posts