Hot Docs Cinema is screening your favourite Christmas movies for FREE

Dec 1 2017, 1:02 am

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. The theatre is screening a whole week’s worth of holiday classics.

See below for totally FREE screenings as well as ticketed sing-alongs in support of The Stop Community Food Centre (please bring dried beans, rice or cash).


White Christmas

And 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 16, 12 pm
Price: Free

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: Saturday, December 16, 9 pm
Price: Free

A Christmas Story

Set in the 1940s, this comical tale follows Ralphie, a nine-year-old obsessed with the Red Ryder B.B. gun.

When: Sunday, December 17, 12 pm
Price: Free

Love Actually

Cry along to Joni Mitchell as Emma Thompson gets her heart broken. Bring tissues.

When: Sunday, December 17, 8 pm
Price: Free


Follow Buddy (a human raised by elves) as he returns to New York in search of his true identity. Hilarity ensues.

When: Thursday, December 21, 9 pm
Price: Free

The Holiday

Go on holiday with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as their two characters trade continents in this Christmas rom-com.

When: Friday, December 22, 8:30 pm
Price: Free


Home Alone

The hilarious Gillian Bartolucci hosts this 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: Friday, December 15, 9:30 pm (doors at 8:30 pm)
Price: $11.50 or ticket with beer and medium popcorn: $16.81

Die Hard

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 23, 9:30 pm (doors at 8:30 pm)
Price: $11.50 or ticket with beer and medium popcorn: $16.81

Hot Docs Cinema

Address: 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416.637.3123

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