It's a Wonderful Life vs. the FBI

Few could confuse Christmas cheer with communist subversion quite like J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI director's campaign to expose Soviet sympathisers among the post-war Hollywood elite is well documented, but his Bureau's preoccupation with festive family favourite It's a Wonderful Life as a suspected Trojan Horse for disseminating red values to middle America is a particularly absurd, and seasonally appropriate, episode to remember.

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