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Published December 11th 2013
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to laugh out-loud
Christmas is once again racing upon us and there is nothing like a good Christmas film to make it really feel like Christmas. Here is where you can see some fun classics and a few new Christmas movies to top up your levels of Christmas cheer.
Tuesday 17th December
Poster from Warner Bros
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacationat the Golden Age Cinema. Right up there as one of the funniest and most loved Christmas comedies, join the Griswold family as their holiday plans expectedly go all wrong. Chevy Chase's Clark Griswold captures the essence of the film best when he says "it's Christmas and we're all in misery".
The boutique Golden Age cinema has a fun Tuesday cheap-movie gimmick of 'golden age' sessions; you only pay what you what the film would have cost when it was originally released, Christmas Vacation is this week's golden age session.
Thursday 19th December
Poster from RKO Pictures
It's a Wonderful Lifeat Event cinemas Bondi Junction Possibly the most iconic Christmas film of all time is Frank Capra's 1946 classic that spawned the famous line "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings". Jimmy Stewart plays a despaired bank manager who is visited by an angel that shows him the difference he makes in his family and friend's lives.
Premiering and screening exclusively at the Golden Age Cinema, White Reindeer is a black comedy from 2013. The story follows Suzanne, a woman that really loves Christmas. However her favourite time of the year is turned upside down when her husband unexpectedly dies; and the even more crazy with the discovery of his secret life.
A father buys his teenage son a cute furry creature known as a mogwai as a last minute Christmas gift. The mogwai comes with three very important rules for caring for it which the teenage quickly breaks, resulting in havoc for town. Now 21 years old, Gremlins is a cult classic with its unusual combination of comedy and horror.
White Reindeer at the Golden Age Cinema White Reindeer will have a second exclusive screening in the early evening, see description above.
Saturday 21st December .
Poster from 20th Century Fox
Home Alone at the Golden Age Cinema A fun holiday favourite for all the whole family, Macaulay Culkin plays an eight-year old that wishes his family would disappear and his wish partially comes true when they go on vacation without him. Culkin is left home alone and must defend the family home from two seasoned burglars, see Joe Pesci in his most family friendly role.
White Reindeer will have its third and final screening in the early evening, see description above.
Sunday 22nd December
Poster from New Line Cinema
Elfat the Golden Age Cinema Undoubtedly one of the funniest Christmas films from the last ten years; Will Ferrell plays Buddy the elf, a human orphan raised by the Christmas elves in the North Pole. Yearning to fit in, Buddy travels to New York to find his birth father played by James Caan. One of the stand-out scenes in the film is when Buddy meets a children's book author played by Peter Dinklage (from Game of Thrones fame).
Die Hardat Hayden Orpheum Cinema Cremorne
Revisit the original and best film from the Die Hard franchise. Bruce Willis' John McClane must single-handily rescue his wife and co-workers when they are taken hostage by international terrorists on Christmas Eve. Die Hard was recently voted the best Christmas movie of all time by Empire Magazine.
Thursday 26th December
Poster from Disney
Frozen Disney at all commercial cinema chains
While not technically a Christmas movie, this film does have a very cute snowman and reindeer as main characters which means the film posters have a decidedly white Christmas theme to them. The latest animated installment from Disney, the story follows Anna and Kristoff on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa whose freezing powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter.