It’s a Wonderful Life?
YOU MUST CHOOSE!
From this year on, you will have to watch one of these two movies EVERY holiday season, which doesn’t sound SO hard. BUT, the catch is, the one you DON’T PICK is completely obliterated out of existence and any influence it might have had on our culture disappears forever.
I’m sure some of you might instantly be going, “Oh, I HATE violent action movies, so this easy!” Maybe so, but do you hate the very talented Alan Rickman? Because there’s a very good chance that without the career-defining role of Hans Gruber, he might not have had the successful career he enjoyed afterwards. (And we won’t even mention the fact that for a “violent action movie” it’s pretty much perfect.)
And some of you will not doubt cry out, “I hate schmaltz! I say It’s a Wonderful Life and good riddance!” Which is a fair argument for sure, but what if the world that results in its never having existed is even worse than the one George Bailey was shown by Clarence, the mulled wine loving angel? (And we won’t even mention the fact that for “schmaltz” it’s pretty much perfect.)
Either way, the world is going change. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.