Movie theaters screen holiday classics

\'It\'s a Wonderful Life\' will be shown at the AFI Silver Theatre. (AP)

Jason Fraley, WTOP film critic

WASHINGTON – Still trying to get in the holiday spirit?

All month, you can check out your favorite Christmas movies on the silver screen.

The AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center is hosting a special holiday series in Silver Spring, Md., while the National Theatre in downtown Washington is hosting a free Christmas series each Monday.

Here is a complete breakdown:

“Miracle on 34th Street” (1947)

National Theatre: Monday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.; AFI Silver Theatre: Friday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 11:10 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 11:10 a.m.

“The Shop Around the Corner” (1940)

AFI Silver Theatre: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

“Holiday Affair” (1949)

AFI Silver Theatre: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 9:20 p.m.

“A Christmas Carol” a.k.a. “Scrooge” (1951)

National Theatre: Monday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m.; AFI Silver Theatre: Friday, Dec. 21, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 23, 2:15 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)

AFI Silver Theatre: Friday, Dec. 14, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.; Thursday, Dec. 20, 6:45 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 23, 4:20 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 24, 12:25 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

“A Christmas Story” (1983)

AFI Silver Theatre: Sunday, Dec. 16, 8:45 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 17, 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7:10 p.m.

“Christmas in Connecticut” (1945)

AFI Silver Theatre: Sunday, Dec. 16, 6:40 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:45 p.m.

“White Christmas” (1954)

National Theatre: Monday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m.

“The Muppet Christmas Carol” (1992)

AFI Silver Theatre: Friday, Dec. 21, 3 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22, 11:10 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 23, 12:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 24, 3 p.m.

“The Bishop’s Wife” (1947)

AFI Silver Theatre: Thursday, Dec. 27, 11 a.m.; Friday, Dec. 28, 11:05 a.m.

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