Can't head home for the holidays just yet? Not to worry - NYC local theatres have a very merry Christmas line-up for you all weekend long.


It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
IFC Center
Through Thursday, December 26th
11:05 am, 1:35 pm, 4:15 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:45 pm

Another year, another IFC special of one of the most beloved Christmas films of all time. With so many opportunities to see Frank Capra's holiday gem (in 35 mm!), this holiday screening is not to be missed. 


Elf (2003)
Landmark Sunshine
12:00 am
Friday, December 20th

Catch the classic Christmas tale of Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) who wasn't really an elf, so he leaves the North Pole and travels to New York City in search of his real dad (James Caan) who happens to be on the naughty list (gasp!). Buddy has to show his new family the true meaning of Christmas while also proving to the world that Santa really exists. 

A Christmas Story (1983)
BAM
Saturday, December 21st
11:00 am

Can't wait for the TBS Christmas Eve marathon? Neither can we! So channel your inner Ralphie, break out your pink bunny pajamas, and go see it in 35 mm this Saturday.

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
Museum of the Moving Image
Saturday, December 21st
1:00 pm

Part of the ongoing Jim Henson's World series, it's the perfect family Christmas musical for the little ones in your life. Ma Otter and little Emmet show us what Christmas spirit is all about, like only a Muppets movie can.  


Remember the Night (1940)
Film Forum
Wednesday, December 25th though Tuesday, December 31st
1:30 pm, 3:20 pm, 5:10 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:50 pm

Barbara Stanwyck plays another devious role - this time as a shoplifter - who attorney, Fred MacMurray, just happens to fall in love with in time for the holidays.  So he postpones her trial and whisks her away to his hometown in Indiana for a good, old-fashioned, small town Christmas celebration. See it as part of the special series, 'Stanwyck,' presented in 35 mm.