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Where To See All Your Favorite Holiday Movies In LA This Year

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Christmas is coming, and that means holiday movies are screening everywhere across Los Angeles. If you're ready to leave the Hallmark channel (and your couch) behind, here's where to enjoy some classic cinema -- and some obscure selections -- with other human people out in the probably real world.


Yes, this will be played for 24 hours straight on TBS and TNT starting on Christmas Eve, but if you just can't wait and want to go out for a screening, we've tracked down some screenings for you. Go watch Ralphie narrowly avoid shooting his eye out with friends!

  • Dec. 21-22 (Friday & Saturday): New Beverly (with It's A Wonderful Life)
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Would this be considered a Christmas movie if it weren't for the overwhelming online campaign insisting it is one? We'll never know, but you can watch Bruce Willis stop terrorists at Nakatomi Plaza's holiday party at several locations.

  • Dec. 23-24 (Sunday & Monday): New Beverly (with The Silent Partner)


Will Ferrell will make you want to believe in Santa all over again, with a little help from Bob Newhart and a blonde who you still can't quite believe is Zooey Deschanel.


Didn't get enough of a scare at Halloween? You've got another shot, thanks to these creatures wreaking havoc at Christmastime. Grab snacks for the Vista's midnight screening, 'cause it's fine to feed yourself after midnight.


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These screenings aren't at Tom's house, or Fred's house (well they may be holding screenings too, who knows), but they are all over town. Go see a movie that perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas so well that we're still going to see it more than 70 years later.

  • Dec. 21-22 (Friday & Saturday): New Beverly (with A Christmas Story)


Christmas is all around you, everywhere you go. At least if it's one of these locations. Go see the polarizing holiday favorite for its 15th anniversary and wonder how they got this many amazing actors to be in one big giant romcom.


Not watching A Christmas Vacation?! You serious, Clark? Don't make that mistake -- enjoy Chevy Chase showing what made him an '80s movie star, alongside a pre-legal problems Randy Quaid.

  • Dec. 19-20 (Wednesday & Thursday): New Beverly (with Scrooged)


What's this? A Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? In any case, there's magic everywhere, including at these screenings of the Tim Burton classic.


Angelenos are left dreaming about a white Christmas most years, but you can make dreams reality by checking out these screenings. The Disney Hall showings are also sing-alongs, so drink some cocoa to relax your vocal cords, then head out for some holiday joy.


Bad Santa
Dec. 15 (Saturday): The Montalban Theatre

Batman Returns
Dec. 20 (Thursday): Egyptian Theatre (with Gremlins)

Black Christmas
Dec. 18 (Tuesday): New Beverly (with Silent Night, Deadly Night)

Blood Beat
Dec. 19 (Wednesday): Cinematic Void (with Dial Code Santa Claus)

Christmas Evil
Dec. 15 (Saturday): New Beverly

Dial Code Santa Claus
Dec. 19 (Wednesday): Cinematic Void (with Blood Beat)

Edward Scissorhands
Dec. 14 (Friday): Nuart Theatre

The Holiday
Dec. 16 (Sunday): The Montalban Theatre

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 21 (Friday): Jeanette Airen - Performing Arts Studio

Jingle All The Way
Dec. 22 (Saturday): New Beverly

March of the Wooden Soldiers
Dec. 25 (Tuesday, Christmas Day): New Beverly (with Horse Feathers)

Miracle on 34th Street
Dec. 16 (Sunday): New Beverly (with Santa Claus: The Movie)

The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dec. 15-16 (Saturday & Sunday): New Beverly

New Year's Evil
Dec. 29 (Friday): New Beverly

Santa Claus: The Movie
Dec. 16 (Sunday): New Beverly (with Miracle on 34th Street)

Dec. 19-20 (Wednesday & Thursday): New Beverly (with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation)

Silent Night, Deadly Night
Dec. 18 (Tuesday): New Beverly (with Black Christmas)

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 + Bonus Film
Dec. 22 (Saturday): New Beverly

Year Without A Santa Claus & How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 15 (Saturday): Street Food Cinema

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