Alternative Christmas Double Feature: Jolly Holidays

Wed, Dec 13th, 2017


For over three decades, the Music Box has celebrated the holidays with Jimmy Stewart and Bing Crosby. However, if those guys aren’t your cup of eggnog, the Music Box’s Alternative Christmas Double Feature invites you to spend the holidays with the Griswolds, the Caped Crusader, Jack Skellington & every working English actor from the early 2000s.

That’s right, this year we’re doubling up with two Alternative Christmas double features! In our JOLLY HOLIDAYS Double Feature, fall in love and spend quality time with the family with LOVE ACTUALLY and CHRISTMAS VACATION.

Or if you’d rather spend the holidays in Gotham City and Halloween Town, check out our DARK KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Double Feature with BATMAN RETURNS and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.


Tickets are $11 ($7 for Music Box Members) and grant admission for BOTH films on the selected day. Purchase a ticket to the first show you want to see, then stick around for the second one!

Movies & Showtimes for
Alternative Christmas Double Feature: Jolly Holidays

Christmas Vacation

A FILM BY: Jeremiah Chechik
WRITTEN BY: John Hughes
STARRING: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1989
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 97 mins
Format: 35mm

Love Actually

A FILM BY: Richard Curtis
WRITTEN BY: Richard Curtis
STARRING: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson. Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightly

The ultimate romantic comedy, from the makers of BRIDGET JONES' DIARY and NOTTING HILL. Funny, irresistible and heartwarming, an all-star cast (Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Emma Thompson, to name a few!) will take you on a breathtaking tour of love's delightful twists and turns. Fall under the spell of LOVE ACTUALLY and share the laughs and charm again and again.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2003
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 135 mins
Format: 35mm

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