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Festive Screenings

Christmas film screenings to get you in the yuletide spirit including Frozen, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Christmas, Die Hard, Elf and From Scotland With Love

Festive Screenings

We’re pretty sure that, however many times you’ve been asked in the last 12 months, many of you really don’t want to build a snowman. But for those of you that haven’t quite had your fill of Frozen, there are plenty of singalong screenings of the generation-defining Disney film across December – including one at Edinburgh’s Scottish National Gallery (Fri 12 Dec).

Elsewhere, you can ring in the Christmas spirit with the comfortingly obligatory screenings of It’s a Wonderful Life. Yet those looking for an alternative to Frank Capra’s holiday classic might enjoy The Bishop’s Wife (Glasgow Film Theatre, Fri 12–Thu 18 Dec; Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Sat 20–Tue 23 Dec), a 1947 ecclesiastical comedy set at Christmas, starring Cary Grant and David Niven.

If fuzzy festive films aren’t quite what you’re looking for, our vote goes to Die Hard (Cameo, Edinburgh, Wed 17 Dec; GFT, Fri 19 Dec), as the Nakatomi Plaza Christmas party gets rather out of control, while pioneering slasher film Black Christmas (GFT, Tue 16 Dec) tempers the abundance of merriment too.

Glasgow’s The Grosvenor is hosting a whole day of Christmas screenings (Fri 19 Dec) in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, with showings of Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life and The Nightmare Before Christmas; popcorn and mulled wine are included in the ticket price.

And if you don’t feel you’ve quite done your share of tear-shedding this Christmas, From Scotland with Love (Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Sat 27–Sun 28 Dec & Sat 3 Jan) should help you along. Accompanied by King Creosote’s moving soundtrack, Virginia Heath’s impressive documentary about Scotland’s past made from archive footage is rarely screened so catch it while you can.

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