The silly season is finally here! And while it is tempting to pop and guzzle away after a hectic year we politely ask you to ditch the booze and instead grab the popcorn as we explore how Christmas films have helped enrich our lives for the better.
For some families gathering together under the nearest air conditioner to watch a Christmas classic is an annual tradition while for others it’s a way to keep the kids occupied while preparing for the onslaught of food, family and festive cheer that lays ahead.
However, one thing is for certain: Christmas films help bring us together, reinforcing sentimentality, a sense of togetherness and a positive frame of mind.
Take for example the 1946 Christmas fantasy drama, It’s a Wonderful Life.
This film not only highlights the gratitude we must express despite the adversity, hardship and loss we continue to face but the idea we are never alone as “no man is a failure who has friends.”
And if that’s not enough to convince you of the ability Christmas films have to shift perspective well let us refresh your memory with George Seaton’s 1947 comedy-drama, Miracle on 34th Street.
This film celebrates the power of faith by demonstrating that while what we want maybe out of reach at times, a little bit of trust can work wonders to restore our Christmas spirit as “faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.”
As we gather this season with loved ones in person or via Zoom, if Christmas films have taught us anything it’s to always have “a little love in your heart,” even for that uncle who always gets on your nerves about everything.
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Wishing you and yours a lovely, safe and joyful festive season and as always, we’ll be here for all your event production needs.
The Bamboozled Productions Team.