Fans of seeing classic movies on the big screen will have a chance to get in the holiday spirit this month, as Cinemark Theaters is screening HD-restored prints of Elf, White Christmas, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, and It’s a Wonderful Life. This is, in my opinion, perfect for date night or family night. Christmas Vacation is PG-13 and may not be appropriate for all ages, but the others are family-friendly fun! They’ll be playing around the U.S, for theater locations, please visit:

Here’s the schedule:

Elf: Wednesday, November 27th, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm


White Christmas: Wednesday, December 4th, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm


Christmas Vacation: Wednesday, December 11th, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

It’s a Wonderful Life: Wednesday, December 18th, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm (as well as encore presentations on Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24th), again at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm


For more holiday film ideas, pick up or order a copy of my book 250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families, with reviews and scripture-based discussion guides for loads of movies, including Christmas cinema. It’s available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook.