Merry Christmas, You Old Savings and Loan!

Hey gang, I hope you can check back on Christmas Eve, when I will have a very special Donspiracist and a very special Christmas Card for you all. And do me a favor over the holidays: Watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” if you haven’t already. I was surprised to find out this week how many of you have never seen this film. I kicked against watching it for years, but when I finally gave in I discovered it was one of my favorite movies of all time. It takes place at Christmas, but it is hardly a Christmas movie, and I envy those of you who haven’t seen it because you’re gonna get the thrill of watching it for the first time. Trust me on this one, you’re gonna love it, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.
RELATED: A terrific Slate column a few years back which raises the point that Pottersville was a hell of a lot more fun than Bedford Falls.

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