Flashback Cinema

ELF

2003 • PG

Sunday, December 4 & Wednesday, December 7

Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, an elf who is, well, different from the other elves. When Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) informs Buddy that he was adopted, he sets out to find his real father (James Caan). This surprise hit comedy has become a modern Christmas classic, thanks to Ferrell’s endearing performance as Buddy, whose childlike Christmas spirit softens the most cynical of hearts. (“Santa, HERE? I know him, I know him!”)

SCROOGE

1970 • Rated G

Sunday, December 11 & Wednesday, December 14

Joyous, big-screen color musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Albert Finney stars as mean old miser Ebenezer Scrooge (“I HATE people!”) who gets a wake-up call from four spirits on Christmas Eve. Featuring the rousing Academy Award®-nominated song “Thank You Very Much” and Alec Guinness as the ghost of Jacob Marley (“I wear the chain I forged in life…I made it, link by link…”)

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

1989 • Rated PG-13

Sunday, December 18 & Wednesday, December 21

Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) is determined to have a “good old-fashioned family Christmas,” but Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and a house full of wacky relatives don’t make it easy. Chase and Quaid are joined by fellow Saturday Night Live alumni Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brian Doyle-Murray. Beverly D’Angelo is Clark’s always supportive wife, Ellen (“We checked every bulb, didn’t we?”)