'It's Still a Wonderful Life' and Other Imagined Christmas Sequels

A sequel to It's a Wonderful Life is being produced, for some reason or another. Let's do everyone a favor and imagine modern-day sequels for other classic Christmas movies. 

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A sequel to It's a Wonderful Life is being produced for some reason or another let's do everyone a favor and imagine modern day sequels for other classic Christmas movies.

Dave McNary of Variety reported today that a sequel to Frank Capra's 1946 It's a Wonderful Life is in the works. It will be about the grandson of Jimmy Stewart's character George Bailey, who has apparently turned out to be sort of a jerk and is taught by an angel about how the world would have been better off without him. The angel will be played by Karolyn Grimes, who played the young Zuzu Bailey in the original film and seems to be milking this for all it's worthLet's be honest: this probably isn't going to be very good. But if you're really on a kick to see all your Christmas classics remade, here are a few options. 

White Christmas

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the grandson of Rosemary Clooney's and Bing Crosby's characters. A failing Broadway star, he's overshadowed by memories of his famous grandfather. In order to find inspiration, he goes to the inn in Vermont where his grandparents fell in love. There, he meets Anna Kendrick, the daughter of the characters played by Danny Kaye and Vera Ellen. They sing Irving Berlin songs, put on a show, and get romantic.

Miracle on 34th Street

Emma Stone plays the granddaughter of Natalie Wood's character, Susan Walker. She's working her way up in the Macy's executive ranks, when the people holding the parade face a crisis. There's no one to play Santa Claus. So, Stone's character must go on a journey to find her great grandmother's old friend Kris, in order to save her job—and Christmas.

A Christmas Story 

Things go awry when Ralphie's son (Rainn Wilson) won't let his own teenager (Liam James) get Grand Theft Auto V for Christmas. (Okay, okay, technically there are sequels of A Christmas Story, including a straight to DVD one that came out in 2012. But just go with it.)

The Shop Around the Corner

This 1940 Ernst Lubitsch film doesn't have a sequel technically, but it inspired You've Got Mail, and we're not messing with that classic.

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