It’s a Wonderful Life at The Arts Club, Win Tickets

Thursday, November 25th, 2010 — 1:46pm PDT
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The Arts Club is presenting three holiday shows this season including the return of It’s a Wonderful Life at the Granville Island Stage, on now until January 2nd, 2011.

The Art's Club: It's a Wonderful Life
Photo credit: David Cooper for The Arts Club

I saw this production in 2008 and it was as charming as the old black and white film by Frank Capra but with colourful costumes and vivid emotions. There’s nothing like taking in a night of theatre in Vancouver and with the snow outside, this holiday-themed production is sure to warm your heart.

Tickets start at $29 and you can also arrive early for a bite to eat at the Backstage Lounge, which offers a discount for theatre-goers on the night of their show. If you would like to see It’s a Wonderful Life this season, here’s how you can enter to win a pair of tickets:

  • Leave a comment listing your favourite movie to watch at Christmas (1 entry)
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  • RT to enter to win tickets to It’s a Wonderful Life @TheArtsClub from @Miss604

    I will draw one winner from all entries on December 6th at 12:00pm. The winner will get two tickets to the performance on Friday, December 10th.

    Update The winner is Jeff, have a great time at the show!

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    1. Debbie says:

      My favourite Christmas movie is The Grinch that Stole Christmas. It’s a heartwarming classic!

    2. Marina says:

      Too many to count…but probably White Christmas and Love Actually are my favourites…and It’s a Wonderful Life, of course!

    3. Fawn Mulcahy says:

      I would have to say that “The Grinch who stole Christmas” is my all time fav Christmas movie!

    4. Sandra M. says:

      It’s a Wonderful Life!

    5. Nancy says:

      Two favourites tie … It’s a Wonderful Life and A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

    6. Patrick M. says:

      Always loved the movie, would love tickets to see it live!

    7. Michelle says:

      We always watch Love Actually at Christmas. πŸ™‚ But would love to see It’s a Wonderful Life.

    8. Lori says:

      White Christmas – has to be watched every year!

    9. Vanessa H says:

      Well, it goes without saying that every year I have to see It’s a Wonderful Life. It is such an uplifting movie.

    10. Valri says:

      It’s a Wonderful Life of course!

    11. Jasmine says:

      Rudolph. The claymation version.

    12. Sanaz says:

      Mine would be Home Alone, just plain hilarious!

    13. lisa says:

      home alone is the traditional christmas movie in our household =)

    14. lindawwww says:

      My favourite is the black-and-white version of A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim. I watch it every year.

    15. Adelina says:

      Mircle on 34th St!
      Or Home Alone..
      both fav of mine during the holiday season

    16. ashlee says:

      Jim Carey’s “The Grinch who stole Christmas” and “Elf” πŸ™‚

    17. Don says:

      Holiday Inn where White Christmas was first performed in a movie.

    18. Meghan says:

      I have 2 movies that I like to watch over the holidays–the original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Rain Deer in claymation and A Christmas Story

    19. Samantha says:

      Love Actually, The Grinch, and Elf!

    20. Neve says:

      ‘It’s a wonderful life’ without question! I love Christmas and there are quite a few festive movies that I love to watch over the season but Christmas morning is not the same without ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

    21. tracey says:

      My fav is the classic “Grinch” and then”Bad Santa” so seeing a heartwarming classic like “It’s a Wonderful Life” would do me some good!
      season’s greetings!

    22. Michael Kwan says:

      Does a Charlie Brown Christmas count? If so, that’s my vote. Or maybe the Garfield Christmas special.

    23. Amy W. says:

      Favourite movie during Christmas is Love Actually!

    24. Vicki says:

      It’s a toss up between Christmas Vacation and Elf πŸ™‚

    25. Amy says:

      Oooooh that’s a tough one – I say it’s a tie between Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story! Both must be watched every year or else it’s just not Christmas πŸ™‚

    26. TRIUMF_Seb says:

      I’d have not to be too original and say … It’s a wonderful life !
      I watch it every Xmas, it’s a tradition.
      Jimmy Stewart is the best

    27. Candice C says:

      every year – i watch 2 versions of the same movie… Miracle on 34th Street! Today – was the original… just in time for American Thanksgiving… they had the Macy’s Christmas parade…. in a few weeks – i’ll watch the newer version! Love it! If it can convince me to believe… surely it must be! right? lol

    28. Ennie says:

      Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

    29. Jeff says:

      I’ve never actually seen it’s a wonderful life in it’s entirety. I have quite a few Christmas classics in my DVD collection but this is not one of them. I’m thinking perhaps I should pick it up.

    30. Tairalyn says:

      I LOVE Home Alone…. Its a MUST WATCH during the Holiday Season. Nothing like getting warm and cozy to Joe Pesci Voice and an IRON on the face of the bad guys….. Christmas Classic!

      Yours Truly

    31. tania says:

      the Holiday starring Jude Law

    32. Carmen says:

      I would have to say I love Christmas!!! To pick one is difficult but I would have to say that I never get tired of watching- A Christmas Story. This movie is heartwarming, funny, and nostalgic. It’s also a great family movie that everyone can relate to.

    33. Abigail says:

      Every Christmas Eve my family and I watch Alister Sims in A Christmas Carol… even if we have had our regular night before Christmas argument we will ALWAYS sit and watch it. Pretty funny actually πŸ˜€

    34. Cam says:

      A Christmas Story. Good ol’ Ralphie and his BB gun!

    35. Kimberly says:

      my favourite is It`s a Wonderful life and I would love to see it live

    36. BJ says:

      The newer version of It’s a Wonderful Life!

    37. Christine says:


    38. Jessica says:

      Every Christmas I watch three movies:

      Holiday Inn – where Bing Crosby sings White Christmas
      Love Actually – to watch Hugh Grant’s booty dance, and the scene where the guy confesses his love via cards to Keira Knightly,
      The Family Stone – to see how tight a family can be around one amazing mother

    39. Ann says:

      Meet Me in St. Louis, although not strictly a Christmas movie, for the classic “Have yourself a merry little Christmas”. And of course, It’s A Wonderful Life.

    40. Lesley says:

      Favourite Christmastime movie… Has to be Love Actually. It’s not exactly a Christmas movie, but it’s my all time favourite. Unfortunately, I haven’t ever seen It’s a Wonderful Life so I can’t say that’s my favourite!

    41. Alv says:

      Miracle on 34th

    42. Jeff says:

      Hands down, without a doubt, my favourite Christmas movie is, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

    43. A.J. says:

      I love to watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

      Oh and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”!

      And who could forget “A Christmas Story”!

      Have to watch them all every year!

    44. Jean says:

      I’ve got two fave movies I look forward to watching during the holidays: Love Actually with the girls and Home Alone (original) with the kids! =D

    45. Deidra says:

      My fav xmas movie is The Christmas Story. There are just so many classic moments in that movie! The Dad is just way too awesome.

    46. Kelly says:

      Our family loves Christmas Vacation—have watched it every year since it came out and we STILL find some new funny detail to laugh at that we’ve never noticed before. I’d actually love to have “Cousin Eddy” over for Christmas…

    47. Amrita says:

      Love Actually! I watch it every Christmas with somebody that hasn’t seen it yet πŸ™‚

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    49. Jessica says:

      My favourite Christmas movie? That’s easy-Home Alone! That does count right? It’s a classic that is just as funny and heartwarming and generally awesome now as it was when I was a kid.

    50. Adam says:

      I can’t get through the holidays without a dose of Love Actually.

    51. Vanessa says:

      Favourite Christmas movie would have to be Home Alone.

    52. Gen says:

      Elf, White Christmas, The Grinch original & it’s a wonderful life πŸ™‚

    53. Jodi says:

      The Grinch that Stole Christmas

    54. Jen says:

      I love watching a Charlie Brown’s Christmas!

    55. luc says:

      Batman, when he drives his batmobile to meet The Penguine in his icy cave.

    56. Lori says:

      White Christmas!

    57. Tracy says:

      This is a classic that I’ve always watched, but I now supplement with Grinch, and ELF …

    58. Lily Chang says:

      Love Actually

    59. Maggie says:

      Definitely Elf and Love, Actually (even though Love, Actually isn’t really a “Christmas” movie per se!)

    60. Joel says:

      A Christmas Carol

    61. Carol says:

      I just have to see White Christmas every year. Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t get to enjoy this movie once again.

    62. Jim says:

      Miracle on 34th Street. It’s a classic.

    63. Scott says:

      It might be wrong to respond with any movie other than “It’s a Wonderful Life” but I have to say my favourite Christmas movie is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It’s not really Christmas until I’ve seen it.

    64. Tiffany says:

      A Christmas Story hands down. Laugh out loud stuff.

    65. Linda says:

      Hallmarks… “a season for miracles”.

    66. Kay says:

      The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

    67. Doris says:

      National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Love the dry turkey scene.

    68. Robyn says:

      The grinch who stole Christmas!! The cartoon version!

    69. Brenda says:

      Definitely Love Actually!

    70. Katie says:

      White Christmas

    71. Tracy says:

      I like Home Alone!

    72. Katherine says:

      ItÒ€ℒs a Wonderful Life of course πŸ™‚

    73. Carmela says:

      I love It’s A Wonderful Life!

    74. Carrie says:

      My fav Christmas movie if Miracle on 34th Street (original version)

    75. Claire says:

      I love to watch Christmas movies; my favorite one is White Christmas!

    76. Brenda Bedford says:

      I would love to see It’s a Wonderful Life! I try to watch it, along with “A Christmas Carol” every year – to see the play rather than the dvd would be so much fun!

    77. Tricia says:

      charlie brown’s christmas πŸ˜€

    78. Erin says:

      Love Actually and Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

    79. Gen says:

      A Muppets Christmas! My brothers and sister and I get together and laugh like we did when we were kids. πŸ™‚

    80. Dilara says:

      Love Actually has become a Christmas tradition for us.

    81. Jessica says:

      Hands down White Christmas! It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas”

    82. rubai says:

      The Sound of Music πŸ™‚

    83. Coast Girl says:

      It’s a Wonderful Life is in the top 5 but seeing it as a play would beat all.

    84. Mary says:

      it’s a wonderful life for sure

    85. Greg says:

      Jim Carrey and the Grinch.
      A Christmas story with Ralphie.

    86. Ken Gardner says:

      A Christmas story. “You’ll shoot your eye out!”

    87. Sas says:

      Hmmm . . . I know a Charlie Brown Christmas isn’t a full movie, but no holiday season is complete without at least one viewing.

    88. Kenny says:

      What a great way to spend a night.

      My favourite movie… Elf, love Will Ferrell.

    89. Jen says:

      My boyfriend and I love to watch Elf on christmas eve…and I also must watch How the Grinch Syole Christmas it’s a classic. Pick me Pick me..I’ve heard great things about his play!

    90. Jen says:

      My Boyfriend and I always watch the movie Elf on Christmas Eve…but another fav must see holiday movie is How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    91. Katherine says:

      Love Actually… I get a bit teary when at the airport, watching people wait to see their loved one go through the arrival doors… and then they meet!

    92. Veronica says:

      White Christmas for sure! With It’s a Wonderful Life as a close second!

    93. Leza says:

      Three way tie: A Christmas Carol (w/Alastair Sim), White Christmas and Elf. You probably can string about 7-10 feet of popcorn-cranberry garland watching them back-to-back (which I may just end up doing)!

    94. Justinne says:

      Santa Clause II because I played as an extra in it! Also, very cute movie so it’s a win =D

      Thanks, Miss 604!

    95. Kelsey says:

      I love watching A Muppet’s Christmas Carol. Just got it on DVD this year. Can’t wait!

    96. Kristin says:

      I’m right there with all the other Elf lovers!

    97. Karen says:

      My favourite, favourite is “A Christmas Story” and Pacific Cinemateque is showing it on the big screen Dec. 19th!!!

    98. Tomarra says:

      It’s always been It’s a Wonderful Life! I can recite every line!

    99. Jennifer says:

      Anything by Rankin/ Bass like Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town!

    100. Sunita says:

      1. Santa Claus 1
      2. Miracle on 34th strete
      3. Its a Wonderful life


    101. Bruce Fraser says:

      Well there aren’t too many “modern classics” when it comes to Chistmas flicks, but Scrooged with Bill Murray is still laugh-out-loud funny!

    102. Sita says:

      For some reason i always love watching the ‘Ernest saves xmas’ movie! πŸ™‚

    103. Sanja says:

      Love Actually has become a Holiday tradition. By far my favourite Christmas movie

    104. Laura says:

      My favorite Christmas movie would definitely be It’s a Wonderful Life, and I would absolutely love to see it in person!

    105. Stella says:

      Hands down, best Christmas movie to watch is Love Actually.

    106. Robin says:

      White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and the California Raisins’ Claymation Special!

    107. Simon says:

      Elf. For so long it was It’s a Wonderful Life….and I`d love to see the stage version…but honestly the family has much more fun watching Elf and White Christmas.

    108. Frank says:

      Home Alone (1 and 2) and Love Actually

    109. Greg says:

      Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, and Its a Wonderful Life.

    110. Andy Shen says:

      The Grinch who Stole Christmas πŸ™‚

    111. Anna Sutherland says:

      It’s a tie between It’s a Wonderful Life and the orginal Miracle on 34th Street…….I love the classics!!

    112. Jenny says:

      White Christmas!

    113. Elaine says:

      It’s a Wonderful Life

    114. Alan says:

      It might not be a very old movie, but the one I love to watch at this time of year is Love Actually, it just really feels so warm to watch this on a cold winter’s evening.

    115. Rhiann says:

      Home Alone! It’s my all-time favorite. I’ve never seen ‘it’s a Wonderful Life’ though. Would be lovely!

    116. Dee says:

      We watch Love Actually and The Grinch who stole Christmas.

    117. Raia says:

      Home Alone and Love actually.

    118. Michelle Williamson says:

      Love Actually. I live far away from my family, so the scene at the end with all the people meeting in the airport makes me cry every time!

    119. Alice Wong says:

      Home Alone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    120. As it happens, It’s a Wonderful Life is my undisputed favorite: George Bailey has always reminded me of my father.

    121. elsie says:

      It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle at 34th Street, both great movies!

    122. Alisa says:

      It’s a Wonderful Life is my fave. But close seconds are Elf & Charlie Brown & the Grinch!

    123. Winnie W says:

      Home Alone 1 and 2! I can never get sick of them.

    124. Lauren says:

      Home Alone! Know every word.

    125. Taylor Loren says:

      I’ve never seen this before, what a great holiday experience!

    126. neal yonson says:

      my favourite performance!

    127. Yvonne says:

      I love watching fairy tales for Christmas – hard to tell a favourite though cause I love them all!

    128. Maryanne says:

      I love to watch A Christmas Story. My family always watched it together on TV when I was a kid.

    129. sam says:

      This year Ier are loving FRED CLAUSE with vinc vaughan. looooooovvvvve the dancing scene in the workshop. kevin spacey is such a *$%^&* in this movie!

    130. sam says:

      oops. let me try that again…..This year we are loving Fred Clause with Vince Vaughan. LOVE the dancing scene in the elves workshop and kevibn spacey please such a mean so and so!

    131. Mike says:

      Bad Santa

    132. Eileen says:

      The Grinch (original version)

    133. Michelle says:

      My favorite Christmas movie is The Holiday πŸ™‚

    134. ruby says:

      luv watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

    135. Miles Harrison says:

      “Love Actually” is a recent fav, but Grinch and the little puppets (Rudolph, Snatra Claus is coming to Town, etc…) make it Christmas.

    136. Megan Adam says:

      Not to be ridiculous – but in fact, my favourite movie to watch at Christmas is It’s a Wonderful Life, followed by White Christmas. And of course the Grinch who stole Christmas is way up on the list too!

    137. Lisa says:

      My annual Christmas movie is Love Actually. I’m a sap for that movie.

    138. Phyllis says:

      A Christmas story – the cutest!!

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