The movie It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 Christmas fantasy comedy-drama
produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the 1939 short story
"The Greatest Gift" by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film is considered one
of the most loved films in American cinema and has become traditional
viewing during the Christmas season, alongside popular classics such
as Holiday Inn (and its "remake", White Christmas), A Christmas Carol,
Meet Me in St. Louis, and Miracle on 34th Street.