22) IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Director: Frank Capra
Actors: James Stewart, Donna Reed,
Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Thomas Mitchell
This film, which has inspired tons of sitcom Christmas episodes, stars James Stewart as a compassionate man who contemplates suicide (after a business debacle) on Christmas eve. While standing on the town bridge preparing to jump, an angel stops him and helps him see what life would be if he had never been born. It's inspiring and thought-provoking and will give you that warm, Christmas feeling (and maybe even a tear or two). The most memorable part of the movie: George runs home wishing everyone and everything he sees a 'Merry Christmas'.
"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings."