Now that it is December, today will be our first Christmas movie suggestion. There are obviously many wonderful films over the years to choose from. My favorite growing up was It’s a Wonderful Life but it is now a tad too overplayed to consider. Another film from the same era (one year later) is our choice for today. The Bishop’s Wife is certainly a well known movie, but I do find there are still people who have not seen it.
This film, in my mind, should be on everyone’s Christmas classic list. And it is a great movie to watch at this time of year as it will most certainly put you in the holiday spirit, both aesthetically and psychologically, for lack of a better word. It is the story of an angel (Cary Grant) who comes down to earth to answer a busy Bishop’s (David Niven) prayer. Loretta Young plays Niven’s lovely yet neglected wife and there is a great supporting cast with Monty Woolley, James Gleason and Elsa Lanchester. Grant is as charming and debonair as ever and Young so perfectly plays his naive foil. The movie is worth watching for the famous skating scene alone.
An enchanting heartwarming movie with tons of holiday atmosphere, this is perfect to watch with the family by a roaring fire with a cup of cocoa. What could be better?!