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

Comments 141 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • 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!

    141 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. DebbieThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 1:50pm PST

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

    2. MarinaThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 1:52pm PST

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

    3. Fawn MulcahyThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:00pm PST

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

    4. Sandra M.Thursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:09pm PST

      It’s a Wonderful Life!

    5. NancyThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:10pm PST

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

    6. Patrick M.Thursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:12pm PST

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

    7. MichelleThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:14pm PST

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

    8. LoriThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:17pm PST

      White Christmas – has to be watched every year!

    9. Vanessa HThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:19pm PST

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

    10. ValriThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:20pm PST

      It’s a Wonderful Life of course!

    11. JasmineThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:24pm PST

      Rudolph. The claymation version.

    12. SanazThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:26pm PST

      Mine would be Home Alone, just plain hilarious!

    13. lisaThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:39pm PST

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

    14. lindawwwwThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 2:54pm PST

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

    15. AdelinaThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 3:13pm PST

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

    16. ashleeThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 3:19pm PST

      Jim Carey’s “The Grinch who stole Christmas” and “Elf” 🙂

    17. DonThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 4:00pm PST

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

    18. MeghanThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 5:22pm PST

      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. SamanthaThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 5:43pm PST

      Love Actually, The Grinch, and Elf!

    20. NeveThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 5:44pm PST

      ‘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. traceyThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 5:58pm PST

      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 KwanThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 6:42pm PST

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

    23. Amy W.Thursday, November 25th, 2010 — 6:45pm PST

      Favourite movie during Christmas is Love Actually!

    24. VickiThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 7:21pm PST

      It’s a toss up between Christmas Vacation and Elf 🙂

    25. AmyThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 7:30pm PST

      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 🙂

    26. TRIUMF_SebThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 8:05pm PST

      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 CThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 8:12pm PST

      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. EnnieThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 8:54pm PST

      Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

    29. JeffThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 9:07pm PST

      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. TairalynThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 9:35pm PST

      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. taniaThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 9:51pm PST

      the Holiday starring Jude Law

    32. CarmenThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 9:53pm PST

      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. AbigailThursday, November 25th, 2010 — 11:21pm PST

      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 😀

    34. CamFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 12:13am PST

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

    35. KimberlyFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 12:31am PST

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

    36. BJFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 7:31am PST

      The newer version of It’s a Wonderful Life!

    37. ChristineFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 8:03am PST


    38. JessicaFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 8:59am PST

      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. AnnFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 9:34am PST

      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. LesleyFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 9:43am PST

      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. AlvFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 10:05am PST

      Miracle on 34th

    42. JeffFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 10:14am PST

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

    43. A.J.Friday, November 26th, 2010 — 11:18am PST

      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. JeanFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 11:48am PST

      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. DeidraFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 1:26pm PST

      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. KellyFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 2:24pm PST

      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. AmritaFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 2:43pm PST

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

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    49. JessicaFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 5:26pm PST

      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. AdamFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 5:57pm PST

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

    51. TracyFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 6:12pm PST

      home alone

    52. VanessaFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 7:36pm PST

      Favourite Christmas movie would have to be Home Alone.

    53. GenFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 10:45pm PST

      Elf, White Christmas, The Grinch original & it’s a wonderful life 🙂

    54. JodiFriday, November 26th, 2010 — 10:46pm PST

      The Grinch that Stole Christmas

    55. JenSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 12:57am PST

      I love watching a Charlie Brown’s Christmas!

    56. lucSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 1:20am PST

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

    57. LoriSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 1:35am PST

      White Christmas!

    58. TracySaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 9:19am PST

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

    59. Lily ChangSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 10:26am PST

      Love Actually

    60. MaggieSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 10:56am PST

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

    61. JoelSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 12:11pm PST

      A Christmas Carol

    62. CarolSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 3:27pm PST

      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.

    63. JimSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 3:32pm PST

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

    64. ScottSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 5:13pm PST

      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.

    65. TiffanySaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 6:16pm PST

      A Christmas Story hands down. Laugh out loud stuff.

    66. LindaSaturday, November 27th, 2010 — 7:01pm PST

      Hallmarks… “a season for miracles”.

    67. KaySunday, November 28th, 2010 — 1:22am PST

      The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

    68. DorisSunday, November 28th, 2010 — 10:52am PST

      National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Love the dry turkey scene.

    69. JasonSunday, November 28th, 2010 — 2:43pm PST


    70. RobynSunday, November 28th, 2010 — 4:03pm PST

      The grinch who stole Christmas!! The cartoon version!

    71. BrendaSunday, November 28th, 2010 — 5:21pm PST

      Definitely Love Actually!

    72. KatieSunday, November 28th, 2010 — 7:41pm PST

      White Christmas

    73. TracySunday, November 28th, 2010 — 9:42pm PST

      I like Home Alone!

    74. KatherineSunday, November 28th, 2010 — 11:28pm PST

      It’s a Wonderful Life of course 🙂

    75. CarmelaMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 10:12am PST

      I love It’s A Wonderful Life!

    76. CarrieMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 10:28am PST

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

    77. ClaireMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 12:37pm PST

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

    78. Brenda BedfordMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 1:54pm PST

      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!

    79. TriciaMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 2:53pm PST

      charlie brown’s christmas 😀

    80. ErinMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 3:22pm PST

      Love Actually and Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

    81. GenMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 6:52pm PST

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

    82. DilaraMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 7:01pm PST

      Love Actually has become a Christmas tradition for us.

    83. JessicaMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 7:58pm PST

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

    84. rubaiMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 8:34pm PST

      The Sound of Music 🙂

    85. Coast GirlMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 9:15pm PST

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

    86. MaryMonday, November 29th, 2010 — 9:59pm PST

      it’s a wonderful life for sure

    87. GregTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 8:27am PST

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

    88. Ken GardnerTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 11:26am PST

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

    89. SasTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 11:51am PST

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

    90. KennyTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 12:12pm PST

      What a great way to spend a night.

      My favourite movie… Elf, love Will Ferrell.

    91. JenTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 12:28pm PST

      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!

    92. JenTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 12:31pm PST

      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

    93. MarkTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 4:27pm PST


    94. KatherineTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 7:58pm PST

      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!

    95. VeronicaTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 8:02pm PST

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

    96. LezaTuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 11:59pm PST

      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)!

    97. JustinneWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — 3:04am PST

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

      Thanks, Miss 604!

    98. KelseyWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — 10:45am PST

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

    99. KristinWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — 10:47am PST

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

    100. KarenWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — 10:54am PST

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

    101. TomarraWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — 11:03am PST

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

    102. JenniferWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — 11:39am PST

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

    103. SunitaWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — 12:45pm PST

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


    104. Bruce FraserWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — 12:56pm PST

      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!

    105. SitaWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — 2:14pm PST

      For some reason i always love watching the ‘Ernest saves xmas’ movie! 🙂

    106. SanjaThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 12:12am PST

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

    107. LauraThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 9:12am PST

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

    108. StellaThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 9:22am PST

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

    109. RobinThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 9:27am PST

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

    110. SimonThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 9:44am PST

      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.

    111. FrankThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 1:05pm PST

      Home Alone (1 and 2) and Love Actually

    112. GregThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 1:24pm PST

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

    113. Andy ShenThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 1:56pm PST

      The Grinch who Stole Christmas 🙂

    114. Anna SutherlandThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 2:11pm PST

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

    115. JennyThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 3:42pm PST

      White Christmas!

    116. ElaineThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 6:45pm PST

      It’s a Wonderful Life

    117. AlanThursday, December 2nd, 2010 — 8:24pm PST

      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.

    118. RhiannFriday, December 3rd, 2010 — 1:13am PST

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

    119. DeeFriday, December 3rd, 2010 — 11:45am PST

      We watch Love Actually and The Grinch who stole Christmas.

    120. RaiaFriday, December 3rd, 2010 — 2:13pm PST

      Home Alone and Love actually.

    121. Michelle WilliamsonFriday, December 3rd, 2010 — 2:56pm PST

      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!

    122. Alice WongFriday, December 3rd, 2010 — 3:07pm PST

      Home Alone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    123. Deanna WigmoreFriday, December 3rd, 2010 — 3:11pm PST

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

    124. elsieSaturday, December 4th, 2010 — 9:54am PST

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

    125. AlisaSaturday, December 4th, 2010 — 10:39am PST

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

    126. Winnie WSaturday, December 4th, 2010 — 12:56pm PST

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

    127. LaurenSaturday, December 4th, 2010 — 6:27pm PST

      Home Alone! Know every word.

    128. Taylor LorenSaturday, December 4th, 2010 — 9:46pm PST

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

    129. neal yonsonSaturday, December 4th, 2010 — 9:47pm PST

      my favourite performance!

    130. YvonneSunday, December 5th, 2010 — 9:18am PST

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

    131. MaryanneSunday, December 5th, 2010 — 12:38pm PST

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

    132. samSunday, December 5th, 2010 — 1:53pm PST

      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!

    133. samSunday, December 5th, 2010 — 1:55pm PST

      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!

    134. MikeSunday, December 5th, 2010 — 6:42pm PST

      Bad Santa

    135. EileenSunday, December 5th, 2010 — 6:45pm PST

      The Grinch (original version)

    136. MichelleMonday, December 6th, 2010 — 10:23am PST

      My favorite Christmas movie is The Holiday 🙂

    137. rubyMonday, December 6th, 2010 — 10:36am PST

      luv watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

    138. Miles HarrisonMonday, December 6th, 2010 — 10:56am PST

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

    139. Megan AdamMonday, December 6th, 2010 — 11:05am PST

      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!

    140. LisaMonday, December 6th, 2010 — 11:26am PST

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

    141. PhyllisMonday, December 6th, 2010 — 4:25pm PST

      A Christmas story – the cutest!!

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