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Paramount Pictures Planning To Keep 'It's A Wonderful Life' Sequel From Happening

November 20th, 2013 8:49pm EST
It's a Wonderful Life
Paramount Pictures released a statement on Wednesday, (thankfully) ensuring that no one will be tarnishing the legacy of Frank Capra's Christmas movie, It's a Wonderful Life.

Earlier this week Variety.com reported that plans for a sequel to the film, called "It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story," were well under way with a completed script and several of the original cast members set to return and reprise their roles. Filming was planned for early 2014 for a 2015 holiday release, but Paramount says that production companies Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions will have to get...
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Madonna Loves 'It' A Wonderful Life'

December 26th, 2011 9:32am EST
Madonna
Madonna grew up wishing beloved actor James Stewart was her real father because she adored him in festive film It's A Wonderful Life.

The pop superstar admits she always makes time to watch the Christmas-themed classic during the holidays - and it always takes her back to her childhood.

She says, "I love the message of it; I think it's so beautiful. I grew up wishing that Jimmy Stewart was my father. The story of wanting it all and having it all and then losing it all and then realizing what's important, it's like Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz - 'There's no place like home.'

"It's kind of ...
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Ring In The Holidays With A Stunning 'It's A Wonderful Life' Gift Set, Featuring The Beloved Family Classic On Blu-ray

November 20th, 2011 8:30am EST
It's A Wonderful Life
Take a trip to Bedford Falls to experience the life-affirming message of director Frank Capra's enduringly popular classic all over again when It's A Wonderful Life gets its wings in a new two-disc Blu-ray Shadow Box Gift Set on November 1, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers, the film has made an indelible impact on popular culture and continues to be a beloved part of many families' holiday tradition.

An ideal holiday gift for everyone on your list, the It's A Wonderful Life Gift Set comes pack...
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TV Holiday Roundup: Check Out Your Favorite Holiday Shows

November 25th, 2010 1:00pm EST
Grinch and little Cindy Loo Hoo
The Christmas season is upon us. That means holiday specials abound! Here’s a roundup of the classic – and the new – TV material coming soon to help you celebrate the holidays.

Here are some highlights for the holiday season. All times are Eastern. Watch your local listings, as many of these specials will air more than once, and on more than one channel.

‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ – ABC, Nov. 25, 8 PM

In this classic holiday special, Charlie Brown must juggle obligations between family and friends – namely, Peppermint Patty, who is set on spending her holiday with Chuck. Watch...
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30 Days of Christmas: Week Five - Modern Classics

December 26th, 2009 5:30pm EST
The Nightmare Before Christmas
One holiday. One month. One woman. Thirty individual movies. Readers ready? Go!

Day Twenty-Five: December 20, 2009 - Love Actually

"Love Actually" is a long one, as far as holiday movies go. Some would assume it is too long for a genre that is notoriously known for cheesy carols and over-the-top design. However, what is at the core here are some very sweet (and often intertwining) stories about young love. From the racy movie stand-ins who come together (no pun intended), bonding even in awkward situations, to the elementary aged boy who is convinced he has found his true love, to the...
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Tis The Season For... Christmas Movies?

December 24th, 2008 6:20pm EST
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Aah, the holiday season. Strange how we cherish a time of year when the malls are over packed... it's cold outside... it's impossible to find a parking space... the line at the post office is out the door even at their slowest time of day... it's impossible to find the season's latest hot toy... people who have no clue what 'hustle & bustle' means and stroll slowly through busy stores so you're stuck strolling right behind them when all you want to do is get in and out. Christmas shopping is a mission, not a casual day at the mall to comparison shop. That's what the internet and the weekly ...
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Christmas Movies: Classic Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

December 23rd, 2008 10:00am EST
Elf
Not everybody shares the same affinity for "It's A Wonderful Life" or "Miracle on 34th Street." It could be the lack of color or the idealistic story. To some, those classics just don't feel real. The turnoff comes from desiring more entertainment, more realism, more creativity or simply something different. There're a few new classics that verge on creepy, dysfunctional and just plain weird that deserve special mention during a time when the idea of the nuclear family celebrating a non-secular holiday is just one of many options.

An old favorite with some creep-value due to the claym...
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12 Days Of Christmas Films

December 14th, 2008 9:15am EST
Scrooged
Most people have heard of The 12 Days of Christmas and most no nothing more about them than the strange song with geese a-laying and five golden rings somewhere in the middle section. For some they mean a religious celebration beginning on Christmas day and ending with Epiphany on January 6th, the day the three Wise Men delivered their presents to baby Jesus. For those of us who worship movies as a religion we can present some gifts to ourselves, and our fellow movie lovers, by celebrating the 12 Films of Christmas. Whether you choose to lead up to Christmas with these classics or flip the ...
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New Thanksgiving Traditions

November 25th, 2008 12:13pm EST
The Last Waltz
It all started with some weirdo religious fanatics making wary peace with local culture to celebrate the harvest and to pray that at least some of them will live through the winter.

The noble dreams of our forefathers live on today and as Americans we honor the shaky bonds of our ancestors with Thanksgiving. We all have our favorite holiday past times be it eating yourself into depression, watching the Lions lose or making sure grandma doesn't say anything offensive about minorities. However, like a well worn pair of jeans, some traditions can wear a hole in the seat. Every so often it's...
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Starpulse's 'Top 10 Christmas Movies Of All Time'

December 1st, 2007 11:00am EST
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I'm sitting with my family at the Thanksgiving table. At the focus is the bird carcass, a bulging centerpiece surrounded by newly stuffed bodies. The cranberry jello, still quivering in the shape of the can, is the only untouched side dish. There is a settling quiet as the full-stomached groans subside and give way to satisfied smiles, until finally somebody strikes up a conversation. Like the feeding frenzy that preceded it, it starts out slow and steadily grows more frantic.

"Oh you can't put that on there!"

"Says who? You... oh yeah.. Mr. Expert."

"I like Love Actually."...
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Starpulse 2007 Holiday Movie Preview, Part 1

November 9th, 2007 1:42pm EST
Fred Clause
It's almost time to stuff the turkey and start dreaming of sugarplums because the pumpkins have been carved, leftover Halloween candy is almost gone, and the holidays are just around the corner.

Some of the season's most anticipated movies, including a Christmas film are two, are now working their way into theaters. In a three-part segment, Starpulse examines the films moviegoers can expect to encounter this holiday season.

Part One - The Ho Ho Holiday Instant-Classic!

Opening this weekend, Fred Clause will be this year's attempt at an instant classic. It tells the never bef...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 18

May 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
George Strait
Happy Birthday to "Curious George" singer Jack Johnson (1975), Saturday Night Live writer/actress Tina Fey (1970), teen singer Martika (1969), Hong Kong movie star Chow Yun-Fat (1955), country singer George Strait (1952), Devo singer Mark Mothersbaugh (1950), The Guess Who bassist Bill Wallace (1949), Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman (1949), former New York Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson (1946), Baltimore Orioles All-Star Brooks Robinson (1937), actor Pernell Roberts (1928), Pope John Paul II (1920; d. 2005), singer Perry Como (1912; d. 2001), and "It's A Wonderful Life" director Frank Capra (1...
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Starpulse Christmas Movie Guide

December 5th, 2006 11:12am EST
Santa Clause 3
Having difficulty getting in the holiday spirit? Maybe you need a little Clark Griswold or Charlie Brown to get you in the mood. Check out the Starpulse list of can’t-miss Christmas movies that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face (or even Ebenezer Scrooge’s angry mug). Full list below:

Starpulse Top 10:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

A Christmas Story

A Charlie Brown Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Home Alone

Elf

Scrooged

It's a Wonderful Life

Miracle on 34th Street

A Christmas Carol

Animated Favorites:

The Polar Express

Frosty the ...
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'Polar Express' & 'Home Alone' Among Holiday Films Reaching New Classic Status

October 19th, 2006 10:46am EDT
Polar Express
Every holiday season, movie fans watch old favorites like It's A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story to get in the spirit. But according to a holiday movie survey from Blockbuster, there are a small handful of films, including Polar Express and Home Alone, that are winning hearts as all-time holiday favorites.

Most survey participants named older films like "It's A Wonderful Life" or Miracle on 34th Street as their favorites. In fact the majority of the top movies were made more than 20 years ago. But, while most go traditional with their holiday films, some named a handful of relativ...
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AFI Counts Down 100 Most Inspirational Movies

June 14th, 2006 8:00am EDT
The Karate Kid
"AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies," a new entertainment special saluting the most inspiring films, will be broadcast Wednesday, June 14, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of 100 inspiring films will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

The jury will be asked to choose 100 inspiring movies from a comprehensive list that includes Apollo 13, Breaking Away, Chariots Of Fire, The Color Purple, Dead Man Walking, Dead Poet's Society, 8 Mile, Erin Brockovich, Field Of Dreams, Gandhi, Good Will Hunting, Goodbye...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 18

May 18th, 2006 3:00am EDT
George Strait
Happy Birthday to "Curious George" singer Jack Johnson (1975), Saturday Night Live writer/actress Tina Fey (1970), teen singer Martika (1969), Hong Kong movie star Chow Yun-Fat (1955), country singer George Strait (1952), Devo singer Mark Mothersbaugh (1950), The Guess Who bassist Bill Wallace (1949), Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman (1949), former New York Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson (1946), Baltimore Orioles All-Star Brooks Robinson (1937), actor Pernell Roberts (1928), Pope John Paul II (1920; d. 2005), singer Perry Como (1912; d. 2001), and "It's A Wonderful Life" director Frank Capra (1...
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'Christmas Vacaction' Is Favorite Holiday Movie

December 16th, 2005 11:19am EST
National Lampoon
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is the top pick among holiday movie renters. When Americans watch holiday movies, they love to laugh and be jolly. Comedies are overwhelmingly the top rental choice among holiday-themed films by Blockbuster members.

According to a Blockbuster survey, 80 percent of respondents said movies are a great way to relax from the stress of the holidays. Sixty-eight percent said movies get their family in the holiday mood. The only non-comedy choice was It's A Wonderful Life, the uplifting 1946 Frank Capra classic starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

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Starpulse Christmas Movie Guide

November 15th, 2005 10:07am EST
christmas movies
Ok, it’s official. The holidays are approaching quickly. I saw my first back-to-back-to-back Christmas commercials last night, so the Starpulse team figured it was time to publish our list of favorite Christmas films to help everyone get in the spirit.

So if you are home alone this holiday season or feeling scrooged setting up that Charlie Brown-looking Christmas tree, take a look at our list of top holiday movies to remind you that It’s a Wonderful life.

View our Christmas movie list.

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NBC Unveils Holiday Programming & Special Episodes

November 15th, 2005 9:13am EST
It
NBC is unwrapping its 2005 Christmas and holiday programming with themed episodes from My Name Is Earl, The Office, Joey, E-Ring and ER and traditional favorites “Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Christmas in Rockefeller Center" and It's a Wonderful Life, the new animated special The Happy Elf, plus seasonal episodes of Days of our Lives and Passions.

The holiday season begins with the annual broadcast of the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" on November 24 and continues through NBC's traditional coverage of "The Tournament of Roses Parade" on January 2.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

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