CFP: Scandinavian cinema and Christmas
In his introduction to the book Christmas at the Movies (2002), Jeffrey Richards writes:
"During the nineteenth century the family reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was one of the rituals of Christmas. In the latter part of the twentieth century, the ritual showing of Frank Capra's film It's a Wonderful Life took its place. This is symptomatic of the process by which cinema became an integral part of the celebration of Christmas in the twentieth century" (Richards, 'General Editor's Introduction').