The Beauty of Christmas Movies … in Black and White

Its a wonderful life

With family driving in, the hearth glowing and the spirit of the yuletide warming the cockles of your heart, there are probably times when you stop and think, “You know, a fun little Christmas movie might be fun tonight!” That’s exactly what my fellow Plugged In colleagues were doing a day or so ago. And we got to rambling on about our favorite old classics—you know, those lovely old black-and-white films that are now accessible on everything from Netflix to YouTube. And it hit me that it might just be fun to invite you in for at least part of our discussion.

So, grab a hot cocoa, click on the hyperlink and come join us for a short little conversation we’re simply calling Black and White.

Who wrote this?

Bob Hoose is a senior associate editor for Plugged In, a producer/writer for Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey, a writer of plays and musicals and one-half of the former comedy/drama duo Custer & Hoose. He is a husband, father of three and a relatively new granddad.

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charitysplace More than 1 year ago
It's a Wonderful Life is one of my favorite Christmas movies. So meaningful and touching. Have you watched the colorized version, Plugged In? It's so fun, seeing it in color.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always hated It's A Wonderful Life. From the pool to the banks it's basically two and a half hours of boring junk that makes me want to take a nap, with only the last 30 minutes or so being interesting, and that's mostly for the crazed way Jimmy Stewart acts when noone remembers him.