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Christmas Cracker- It’s a Wonderful Life

Our Christmas cracker today focuses on the classic It's a Wonderful Life!

– Auld Lang Syne replaced Ode to Joy at the end of the film.

– It is often thought that Uncle Billy stumbles over trash cans when he leaves George’s house – it was in fact a crew member dropping equipment. They reportedly got paid for the accident as they improved the scene.

– The film was actually filmed in a heatwave!

– The Motion Picture Academy awarded the film with a scientific award for pioneering a new fake snow. Before this film painted cornflakes were often used.

– James Stewart reprised his role in 1949 for a radio version.

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