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GEM Theatre offering many holiday favorites in December

November 30, 2016 GMT

For lovers of all things merry and jolly, the GEM Theatre is screening a series of iconic Christmas flicks throughout the month of December that are sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit and a yuletide state of mind.

On Sunday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m., the theatre will show the quintessential holiday comedy “A Christmas Story”. Released in 1983, the movie paints a portrait of an ideal American Christmas by sharing the story of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker’s relatable quest for the present he longs for and the values he learns on the way. The movie is rated PG.

For those that just can’t imagine the holiday season without witnessing the hilarious hijinks of Macaulay Culkin’s crafty character Kevin McCallister as he eludes and traps two burglars while his parents are away, the theatre is showing the 1990 original “Home Alone” on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The film is rated PG.

Keeping with the Christmas comedy theme, the GEM will screen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The 1989 movie, which is rated PG-13, stars Chevy Chase and follows the Griswold family, whose grand holiday plans go awry and spiral into complete disaster.

The theatre is showing the heartwarming 1946 classic Christmas tale “It’s A Wonderful Life” on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. The film stars Jimmy Stewart, a down businessman whose perspective is changed when an angel shows him what life would be like without him. The movie, which encapsulates many traditional Christmas themes, is rated PG.

The final film to be shown is the 2000 live-action version of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. The movie features Jim Carey’s eccentric version of the Grinch, who attempts to ruin Christmas for Whoville before Cindy Lou Who inspires a change of heart. The movie is rated PG.

Tickets for each film are $5. You can purchase tickets at the GEM Theatre Box Office, by phone at 706-625-3132 or online at calhoungemtheatre.org.