Lions' Digest Winter Issue 03 2020

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26 | WINTER 2020

THE TOP TEN CHRISTMAS MOVIES

TO WATCH THIS SEASON

BY RACHEL FOSTER

1. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

George Bailey has spent his entire life dedicated to Bedford Falls in order to prevent Mr. Potter, a corrupt

richman, from taking over the town. But when his uncle makes a fatal business mistake and Potter

capitalizes on that, Bailey fears that he will take the blame and contemplates death. Believing that others

will be better off with him dead, Clarence, an angel, visits him to earn his wings and show George how

meaningful his life is. It’s A Wonderful Life is the epitome of a Christmas classic. It’s a story of love,

family, and how much you can affect people without even knowing it. It embodies fully the love and

warmth of the Christmas season and what the holidays are genuinely there for.

2. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

Charlie Brown is depressed by the materialism of Christmas, and his friend Lucy suggests that he

steps up as the director of the school christmas play to rediscover the true meaning of the holiday. He

struggles to take on this role, and tries to improve his spirit by restoring a sad Christmas tree, but really

looks to his friend Linus to learn the true meaning of Christmas. Not only is its animated style so

charming, but A Charlie Brown Christmas has a really simple message: appreciate those around you and

don’t buy into the consumerism surrounding Christmas.

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