In the lead up to Christmas, do you watch the same holiday movies every year?
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in The Annex is into the annual ritual and is screening a number of holiday classics on the big screen starting on Friday, December 14.
While there are a number of totally FREE movies to check out, there are also a few ticketed screenings for blockbuster hits like Die Hard, Home Alone and The Big Lebowski.
The screenings are in support of The Stop Community Food Centre and guests are asked to bring dried beans, rice or cash.
Free festive favourites
Cry along to Joni Mitchell as Emma Thompson gets her heart broken. Bring tissues.
When: Friday, December 14, 8:45 pm
An oldie, but a goodie. Watch as a successful song-and-dance duo and a sister act celebrate Christmas in Vermont while trying to save a failing inn along the way.
When: Saturday, December 15, 11 am
A Christmas Story
Set in the 1940s, this comical tale follows Ralphie, a nine-year-old obsessed with the Red Ryder BB gun and the mischief he gets into leading up to Christmas.
When: Sunday, December 16, 4 pm
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
No matter how bad you think you’re own family is, you ain’t got nothing on the Griswolds. Perspective people.
When: Monday, December 17, 8:45 pm
It’s a Wonderful Life
The beloved tale of a family man learning to look at his life in a whole new light on Christmas Eve, thanks to the help of angel trying to earn his wings.
When: Saturday, December 22, 10:30 am
Take a visit to Nakatomi Plaza this Christmas with a quote-along complete with festive drink specials and a hilarious pre-show hosted by funnyman Thomas Rivas. Yippee ki yay…
When: Saturday, December 15, 9 pm
Price: $16 for non-members
This epic quote-along featuring classic McCallister shenanigans with subtitles so that you can shout out your favourite lines, scream with Kevin and boo Uncle Frank.
When: Sunday, December 23, 9:30 pm (doors at 8:30 pm)
Price: $13 for non-members
The Big Lebowski
While this isn’t technically a Christmas movie, Hot Docs is hosting its seventh annual Dude’s New Year’s event featuring The Big Lebowski. The Dude, Walter, Donny and the gang are back for another round of White Russians, Creedence and unforgettable hijinks at our New Year’s party.
When: December 31, 9:30 pm
Price: $22, includes screening, one drink, popcorn and party favours
Address: 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto