Jill BlackPointsettiaThe holidays are quickly approaching, and for many of us, that brings visions of shopping, reindeer, snow, and warm fuzzy memories of Christmases past. If those visions don’t come very easily, at least there are holiday films to create those visions for us. Classic Christmas movies are a staple in many of our homes each year during the holiday season. Don’t you wish you could enjoy your favorite Christmas films on the big screen this year? Well, you can! Several theaters around the Metro-Detroit area are showing time-honored flicks this December to get us all into the Christmas spirit.

popcorn and a movieFeel like sharing the holiday cheer with Kermit and Miss Piggy? Go see one of my personal favorites, The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), December 23 and 26, at the Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth. If you’re looking for something a little more serious, check out It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), also playing at the Penn Theatre, December 2, 3, 4, and 5. Tickets are only $3.00!

It's a Wonderful Life
In the mood for celebrating the season with Clark Griswold? The comedy Christmas Vacation (1989) is showing at the Redford Theatre in Detroit December 3 and 4. Also playing is Irving Berlin’s classic musical, White Christmas (1954), starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney, December 17 and 18. Tickets are $4.00.

Spend an evening with Kevin McCallister as he protects his home from burglars in the humorous and heart-warming Home Alone (1990), showing at Detroit’s Burton Theatre December 20, 22, and 26. If you’re looking for something a little darker, go see The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), showing December 21, 23, and 26.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Finally, if you can’t wait until Christmas Eve during TNT’s 24-hour run to see Ralphie beg for a Red Ryder BB gun, the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor will be showing A Christmas Story (1983) on December 5.

A Christmas Story
There truly is something for everybody this year, so take a few hours out of your busy schedule to escape to the theater this holiday season and experience the classics for yourself. Merry viewing!

Check out the websites for each theater to see movie times, ticket prices, and additional films playing.

Penn Theatre: http://www.penntheatre.com/

Redford Theatre: http://redfordtheatre.com/

Burton Theatre: http://www.burtontheatre.com/

Michigan Theater: http://www.michtheater.org/