Holiday classics from the golden age of movies — A Christmas Carol (1938), Christmas in Connecticut (1945) and White Christmas (1954) —make brief returns to theaters this month.
All three films will be screened in high definition, along with bonus features including Judy Garland singing Silent Night in a 1937 MGM short subject, which will be shown in theaters on Sunday, along with the double feature of M-G-M’s A Christmas Carol starring Reginald Owen as Scrooge and Warner Bros.’ Christmas in Connecticut starring Barbara Stanwyck. The black-and-white films are presented by Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz introduces the movies. Screenings are at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at theaters nationally and throughout South Florida. Tickets are $12.50 each Click here for details and to buy tickets in advance.
On Dec. 14 and 15, Fathom Events presents the 60th anniversary edition of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. The film, in color and the first in Paramount Pictures’ VistaVision widescreen process, will be shown 2 p.m. Dec. 14 and 7 p.m. Dec.14 and 15. Tickets for White Christmas are $12.50 each. Click here for details and to purchase.
If you miss the screenings, or want to watch them again at home, no problem. All three films have been newly released on Blu-ray with all special features. A Christmas Carol and Christmas in Connecticut are each on sale for under $14; White Christmas is currently on sale for $15, including the film on DVD and a bonus CD of Christmas music from Crosby’s archives.