My friend's question which prompted this post was, "What's your favorite holiday movie scene?" Well, I love the Andrew Lincoln silent caroler moment from Love Actually. True, his character is in love with a married woman, and it's ridiculous to think his best friend in the next room is oblivious to this elaborate encounter at the front door. But that one scene is probably why I still watch The Walking Dead.
Love Actually is so well-crafted -- all these sweet stories collaged together. But it's a bit racy (one story in particular) for it to be a true holiday classic for me. Can't share it with everybody like you can It's a Wonderful Life. That's my all-time favorite, so I'll pick a scene from there.
But how do you do that? Every scene is meaningful, even the darkest ones. Talk about well-crafted. So many great lines, like the often misquoted, "Youth is wasted on the wrong people." And this exchange that says so much about the characters:
George Bailey: [George hears a train whistle] There she blows. You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are?
I guess for sheer joy I like the dance scene. It's kind of their meet-cute, though they've known each other since childhood. It's their first time together as adults and it's adorable. You know from this scene they're meant to be.
Here are some pictures Life took behind the scenes. Did you know Frank Capra had to create a new way to make snow for this movie?
What's your favorite holiday movie and/or scene?