I sit here and type with the echo of family in my ears, and the taste of Christmas spirit on my tongue. The room is lit by a Christmas Tree, and an old favorite is on the TV.

When I think about IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, I usually think about how there are so many assumptions surrounding the film and how it plays to everybody who comes to it for the first time.

So while I start clearing up the Christmas dishes, and get ready to open a few presents at Midnight, take a look back at a talk Rachel Thuro and I had about the film a few Christmases ago…