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I was home alone last weekend (no jokes, please), because Robin and Joey were taking their yearly "mother/son" trip to Broadway - this time to see The Lion King.
Just before 8 p.m., the phone rang - it was my Mom.
"Your favorite movie - It's a Wonderful Life - is coming on Channel 11," she told me, referring to the Baltimore NBC affiliate.
I first saw the Frank Capra flick in a Theater Arts class at Penn State University during my senior year. This was back in 1982 - before it was on television 57 times every holiday season.
I'd never even heard of it before.
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