CLASSIC Christmas movie It's A Wonderful Life will be screened at the Picture House on Christmas Eve.

The North Street cinema will present its annual screening of Frank Capra's renowned 1946 film at 5pm.

It’s A Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart, tells of a small-town philanthropist whose loan company has gone bust and who is saved from suicide by an elderly angel.

Stewart wishes he had never been born, but Travers shows him what a hell-hole his home town would have been without him.

The film was nominated for five Oscars.

Picture House proprietor Charles Morris said: “It’s become an annual tradition with us; some people come who have never seen it before, others come time and time again.

“Hopefully people will be able to relax and round off their day; it certainly is the film to put you in the mood for Christmas.”