It’s truly an iconic holiday film.
NBC will air It’s A Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. in all its black and white glory.
The 1946 movie has become a timeless classic, which stars James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Karolyn Grimes.
“An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed,” IMDB explains.
It’s A Wonderful Life, which has a 95 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, is filled with unforgettable quotes that still resonate with audiences today. Most notably, this one: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”
Also airing tonight is the traditional 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story on TBS and TNT.