It’s something of an informal tradition for families to have a go-to holiday movie watched year after year, be it “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” or “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” For many, the holidays just aren’t complete without a group viewing of one of these cozy Christmas classics. This year, the Crest Theatre is having a small informal holiday movie fest with Christmas movies on back-to-back days for those looking to take their cinematic holiday tradition from the couch to the wider world. On Sunday, Dec. 21, the Crest is putting on a 2 p.m. showing of “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” “Gremlins,” a rare horror-holiday mash-up, will be lighting up the screen the next evening at 7:30 p.m. The mini movie marathon wraps up Tuesday with a screening of “A Christmas Story,” the winter classic that taught kids everywhere that if they lick something frozen, their tongue will get stuck. These family-friendly flicks are sure to delight children new to the movies and the parents who already know and love them. Plus, the Crest is located only a few blocks away from the downtown ice skating rink—perfect for some pre-movie play. Toss a dinner and some hot chocolate in the mix and you’ve got a festive and fun family outing or date night. For more information, see here.
What: Christmas Movies at the Crest
When: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 21, 22, and 23, various times
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento