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Holiday movie screenings in Nashville

From cult classics to kid-friendly flicks and continuing the debate: “Is ‘Die Hard’ a holiday film?” These local showings cover all the bases.

Franklin Theatre at night with holiday decorations on its exterior.

‘Tis the season for popcorn and cozy movie nights.

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The best way to spread cheer, is catching a holiday movie with friends far and near. This roundup of seasonal screenings will leave you saying, “I’m booked,” all month long.

Franklin Theatre

The Muppet Christmas Carol” | Multiple dates | 10 a.m. | The Muppets present their own rendition of the Charles Dickens classic in this 1992 Disney film.

Jingle All the Way” | Saturday, Dec. 23 | 1:30 p.m. | A father promises his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, but he must travel all over and compete with everyone else after every store sells out.

Miracle on 34th Street” | Multiple dates | Times vary | A New York mother hires a nice old man to play Santa Claus at Macy’s and is startled by his claim that he’s the real deal.

The Nightmare Before Christmas” | Multiple dates | Times vary | When Jack Skellington stumbles on Christmastown, he plots to bring the holiday under his control by kidnapping Santa and taking over the role.

Nine more screenings at Franklin Theatre.

Belcourt Theatre

The Shop Around the Corner” | Saturday, Dec. 9-Sunday, Dec. 10 | 11:30 a.m. | Two co-workers who can’t stand each other are actually falling in love as anonymous pen pals through the season.

It’s a Wonderful Life” | Wednesday, Dec. 20-Monday, Dec. 25 | Times vary | Frank Capra’s film loosely inspired by “A Christmas Carol,” and an annual Belcourt tradition, returns to the screen.

Die Hard” | Saturday, Dec. 23 | 12 a.m. | New York City detective John McClane becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages on Christmas Eve.

Seven more screenings at the Belcourt.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” | Sunday, Dec. 10-Monday, Dec. 11 | Times vary | Clark Griswold wants to have the perfect family Christmas, but as the holiday approaches, his meticulous planning goes awry.

The Hampton Social

“The Santa Clause” | Sunday, Dec. 10 | 7 p.m. | A divorced dad must take Santa’s place before Christmas arrives after he accidentally kills a man wearing a Santa suit.

“Elf” | Tuesday, Dec. 12 | 7 p.m. | Buddy, who was raised as an elf at the North Pole, travels to New York in search of his real father.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” | Monday, Dec. 18 | 7 p.m. | The solitary Grinch is set to ruin Christmas for all of Whoville until he meets Cindy Lou Who, a young girl who tries to get to know him.

Seven more screenings at The Hampton Social.

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