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Adventure, Comedy, Family
Retro Film Series Presents
Christmas Vacation & Elf
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National Lampoon’s CHRISTMAS VACATION
(PG-13, 1989, 97 min)
This holiday season, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) vows his clan will enjoy “the most fun-filled family Christmas ever.” Before you can sing “Fa-la-la-la-lah,” he decks the halls with howls of folly. Seeing is believing. There are 25,000 lights on the roof. An exploding turkey on the dining room table. A SWAT team taking siege outside. Yule love it!
Jon Favreau’s ELF
(PG, 2003, 97 min)
Buddy (Will Ferrell) is different from all of Santa’s other elves. For one thing, he’s “a cotton-headed ninny muggins” when it comes to making toys. For another, he’s 6’3″. And the real clincher: he’s human! So, one special December, Buddy sets off on a holiday adventure to New York City in quest of his real dad. How Buddy finds his father (James Caan) and the meaning of Christmas is a joyous, jaunty, sweet-as-a-candy-cane gift for everyone who loves bright contemporary comedy — and timeless all-family classics.