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Holiday films for your consideration

11.26.2008 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is getting together with the family and watching some hilarious holiday films.

It all starts at Thanksgiving…

The air is chilly, we play a game of touch football in the front yard and after we’re sweaty and shivering, mom tells us to “come in from the cold or we’ll catch pneumonia!”. Then she makes us some hot chocolate and we sit down in the living room and try to find something to watch on TV. Its usually a parade or a football game but, I always have the John Hughes classic, Planes, Trains and Automobiles staring John Candy and Steve Martin handy in the car on that Thanksgiving day. When everyone gets tired of the parades, I pop it in and we all laugh our asses off as Del Griffith and Neal Page go on an epic adventure to try to get back home safely to their families for Thanksgiving.

Then for Christmas we usually watch the Jimmy Stewart classic Its a Wonderful Life. My fiancé’s family watches the Wil Ferrell comedy Elf so I’m usually in on that, and then the “kids” usually watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation sometime in December. This year, we’ve decided to catch Christmas Vacation at the Alabama Theater‘s “Holiday Film Series” on December 19th. They’ve got some great classic holiday films screening this year including:

  • Elf – December 13 @ 7 p.m.
  • Miracle On 34th Street – December 15 @ 7 p.m.
  • A Christmas Story – December 16 @ 7 p.m.
  • Its A Wonderful Life – December 17 and 18 @ 7 p.m.
  • Christmas Vacation – December 19 @7 p.m.
  • Holiday Cartoon Triple Feature – December 20 @ 2 p.m.
  • White Christmas – December 20 @ 7 p.m. and 21 @ 2 p.m.

All tickets are available one hour before showtime at the theater box office. Start your own tradition! Watch a movie with your family.

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