In the latest edition of GBH's The Culture Show, it's time to deck the airwaves with a holiday spectacular. Hosts Jared Bowen, Callie Crossley and Edgar B. Herwick III team up again to share the latest in arts and culture in Boston and beyond.

First up is the 1946 classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It’s a film about second chances. It’s a film about gratitude. It’s also a great romance story. In Mr. Potter we have one of the best villains in cinematic history. And along the way we get a lesson in banking and New Deal values.

From there it’s the film that some people love, and the one others actually love to hate: “Love Actually.” The rom-com makes people laugh, makes people cry and makes some of you grinches out there cringe. We look at why it’s firmly in the cannon as the ultimate Christmas comfort watch.

And finally, the Christmas colossus known as The Hallmark Channel. It’s only November and Hallmark is already halfway through its “Countdown to Christmas,” broadcasting 40 new holiday films this season.