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!

Followed by:

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.