Film Preview: Christmas at the Movies

16 Dec

My overview of the festive films on offer around the country was published on The Skinny Film Blog at the end of last week. I’ve added it here as well as there’s some great stuff out there just now:

So, here it is, Merry Christmas…everybody having fun? Whether you’re struggling to muster Christmas cheer or the mistletoe is already hanging over the door, Scotland’s smaller cinemas are doing us proud this year when it comes to screening festive films for the whole family. Here a few of the best ones worth searching out…ho, ho and indeed, ho…

While its showing of A Muppet Christmas Carol has sadly been and gone, Edinburgh’s Filmhouse is going for broke this December with a season of films being screened under the Christmas at our House! banner.

From Friday 19 December until Thursday 1 January they’ll be showing the following delights which either have a festive theme or are associated with Christmas:

  • White Christmas
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Great Escape
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • The Apartment

Full details can be found over at the Filmhouse website.

Along the road at the Cameo there will be a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life from Thursday 18 December, right up until Christmas Eve – see the site for details.

Glasgow’s GFT adds some sparkle to its line up by showing both It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas from Friday 12 until Wednesday 24 December, details on their website .

Dundee’s DCA is strangely less in the mood for Christmas love this year, though it does show something unusual in the form of Winky’s Horse, a Dutch language story about a little Chinese girl who comes to Holland at Christmas time.

In Aberdeen, alongside their perennial screenings of Mamma Mia!, the Belmont is going for the main Christmas favourite, It’s a Wonderful Life from Sunday 21 December.

Know of any other screenings going on around the country? Let me know below…

Preview by Jonathan Melville

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