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Deck the Halls With Boughs of Hollywood

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If you’re like us, holiday time means movies. But between the countless TV marathons, awards darlings, and latest winter blockbusters, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Cut through the noise and treat yourself to our list of holiday classics that add a little something special to the screenings this season.

December 5

Movie Theater Holiday

Gremlins 35th Anniversary Fears & Beers Screening
It’s a comedy! It’s a Christmas movie! It’s a horror movie! Devil-may-care cult classic Gremlins is the perfect blend of cinematic chaos to celebrate its birthday at this fete, which will include trivia, free beer for those 21-plus, and a Q&A with star Frances Lee McCain and other cast TBA. TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard

December 8 and 11

Movie Theater Holiday

Meet Me in St. Louis 75th Anniversary
This Judy Garland classic tells a story set across all four seasons, sure, but any movie that gave the world the song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” undoubtedly belongs to Christmas first and foremost. Now three-quarters of a century old, Meet Me in St. Louis returns to theaters for a brief engagement complete with supplementary material courtesy of TCM. Various locations

December 22

White Christmas Sing-Along
A sing-along to this classic 1954 holiday film. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue

December 24

Fiddler on the Roof Sing-Along
A beloved Christmas Eve (and this year, third night of Chanukah) tradition sweeps back into Laemmle theaters for screenings of the boisterous musical classic, with costumes and singing very strongly encouraged. All ages are welcome; earlier screenings are available at the Pasadena and Encino locations to make sure your little tykes can still make bedtime. Various locations