When is It’s a Wonderful Life on TV 2013?

When is It’s a Wonderful Life on TV 2013?

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You might recall the days of being able to watch It’s a Wonderful Life on TV a LOT. The 1946 Frank Capra classic was in the public domain at that time, about 20 or 30 years ago, and it seemed to air nearly nonstop in syndication between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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For the past several years, rights to It’s a Wonderful Life have belonged to NBC, so airings of the film have become more of a special viewing occasion, with the network usually airing it twice during the Christmas season. And they are doing so again in 2013:

Saturday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 20 and Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
NBC, 8pm ET/PT
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE — (FROM NBC) NBC again presents this exclusive and special telecast of Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. The film follows the life of George Bailey (Stewart) from childhood to maturity in the town of Bedford Falls. On what might be his last Christmas Eve, a discouraged Bailey wants to throw his life away. Fortunately, Clarence (Henry Travers), a second-class angel, is sent to show him the value of life. After Clarence gives Bailey a view of Bedford Falls without him, Bailey realizes how precious his life is and gets a second chance. He comes to learn that Clarence was right when he said, “No man is a failure who has friends.” The film, which earned Oscar nominations for best picture, director, actor and film editing, was produced and directed by Capra.

UPDATE 12/11/13: NBC has moved its original first airing of It’s a Wonderful Life from Dec. 14 to Dec. 20. NBC is now re-airing The Sound of Music Live! Dec. 14 at 8pm.

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10 Responses to When is It’s a Wonderful Life on TV 2013?

  1. Denver nelson says:

    NBC blows! I wish turner had got it. Maybe then we could have watched it on Christmas Day ?

  2. Mad says:

    So why are they not showing it again tonight? I’m pretty mad about this

  3. lfinc says:

    I’m aaaaalllllright, I’m aaaaalllllright, I have a DVD of the movie,
    however NBC would have more friends if they broadcast more often.

  4. William Henderson says:

    Seems every year lovers of this movie seem to get relegated to only having one and perhaps two chances to see it. NBC should be ashamed.

  5. David Austin says:

    Why?????

  6. Betty says:

    Wow – I always thought of NBC as the stupidest network….now I have proof!

  7. Deb Chase says:

    Agree completely. I was SO looking forward to seeing this wonderful movie this evening. :-(

  8. Marilyn Martin says:

    What a joke…I planned my evening looking forward to watching Its a Wonderful Life…sooo disappointed :((

  9. Elvisa Boysen says:

    The Sound of Music can be seen any time.
    It’s a Wonderful Life is only once a year.

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