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 Saturday, December 14.
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While there are a number of totally FREE movies to check out, there are also a few ticketed screenings to check out including The Nutcracker, Carol, and more
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:
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 14, 10:45 am
A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
The iconic stoner duo reunites for a madcap Christmas Eve hunt for the perfect festive tree in this heartwarming holiday entry in this comedy saga.
When: Saturday, December 14, 9:45 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: Sunday, December 15, 10 am
After suffering through breakups, a woman in the UK (Kate Winslet) and the US (Cameron Diaz) swap houses for the holidays and unexpectedly find romance.
When: Monday, December 16, 9 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: Wednesday, December 18, 9 pm
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 21, 10:45 am
The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker
A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this definitive production of the classic holiday ballet.
When: Sunday, December 22, 11:30 am; Thursday, December 26, 12:30 pm
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival Presents: Carol
On Friday, December 13, Inside Out is back to celebrate the season with the beloved holiday tradition: A Christmas ‘Carol’. It’s not totally what it sounds like, this version has less Dickens and a lot more Cate Blanchett.
When: Friday, December 13, 8 pm
Taste of China & Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas
For many, the Christmas season is not complete without the one-two punch of Chinese food and a good movie. Join us for a screening of Larry Weinstein’s new holiday favourite, accompanied by a selection of Chinese classics from Toronto favourite, Taste of China.
When: Sunday, December 15, 2:15 pm
Address: 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto