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‘Tis The Season: Fathom’s Holiday Series

Written by Fathom Events on Nov 13, 2023 8:37 AM

Fathom’s Holiday Series

The weather has cooled, snow is glistening, days have shortened, and the magic of the holidays is in the air. While most of us are preparing to usher in the holiday spirit with excessive amounts of food, family traditions, and braving endless lines at the mall, some of us love to gather with our friends and family and watch a heartwarming film that reminds us of the season’s true meaning. 

Going to the movies during the holidays is a growing tradition, accounting for more than 10% of box office revenue in 2022 [1]. This demand has created some of the most iconic films centered around Christmas, which will stand the test of time and live on as a testament to the season’s spirit.   

To celebrate, we are diving into these festive theatrical experiences coming to the big screen as part of our ‘Tis the Season Series. 

The Met: Live in HD – The Magic Flute Encore Presentation

The Metropolitan Opera made history in 2006 when it presented the first Live in HD transmission of Julie Taymore’s abridged English-language version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. The whimsical production, featuring a winning ensemble – including tenor Mathew Polenzani, baritone Nathan Gunn, and bass René Pape, will warm hearts nationwide this season with its special encore presentation December 2.  

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Adapted from the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas transforms the world of Whoville, creating a backstory for why the Grinch hates Christmas, that is until Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) takes matters into her own hands and shows not only the Grinch, but all of Whoville the true meaning of Christmas.   

The nostalgia, Ron Howard’s directing, and Jim Carrey’s cartoonish interpretation of the Mean One makes How the Grinch Stole Christmas a go-to film for the holidays. So much so that it is the 4th highest-grossing and watched Christmas movie, bringing in $345 million when it was initially released [2].  From its elaborate production design, laugh-out-loud humor, and inspiring themes, Dr.Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas will remain a family film tradition for a long, long time.  

Relive the Grinch, Max, and Cindy Lou Who’s shenanigans on the big screen as part of Fathom’s ‘Tis the Season Series. The Mean One will try to steal everyone’s Christmas this December 3 & 6.  

Max Lucado’s Because of Bethlehem  

From Max Lucado’s bestselling book of the same name, Because of Bethlehem invites you to experience the timeless story of Christmas from a different perspective. This heartwarming special event, recorded live from Nashville, and coming to theaters nationwide, is not only an exciting change of pace but also a joyous reminder of what Christmas is really about. 

Max Lucado’s Because of Bethlehem features a variety of star-studded artists including CeCe Winans, Matthew West, Anne Wilson, Matt Maher, Evan Craft and more who craft the magic and wonder of Christmas time while reflecting on the true Gift of the Season through the power of music.   

A Christmas Story  

Arguably one of the greatest holiday films of all time, A Christmas Story, is a hilariously wholesome tale of growing up in a long-forgotten yet still relatable time in America. Ralphie, our protagonist of the story, desperately tries to convince Santa and his parents to get him the greatest present of all time: a Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle, complete with a shockproof compass and a sundial built into the stock.  

To do so, he must brave the neighborhood bullies, visit a malevolent department store Santa Claus, and avoid getting the worst kind of soap put in his mouth, Lifebuoy. Bob Clark adapted the film from Jean Shepherd’s book, In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, which added to the heartwarming and hysterically sweet themes of this timeless holiday classic.  

The 40th anniversary of A Christmas Story will be in theaters nationwide December 10 & 13 as we wrap up a bow on this year’s Fathom’s Big Screen Classics

Christmas with The Chosen: Holy Night  

Blending Dallas Jenkins, The Messengers, and The Shepherd, Christmas with The Chosen: Holy Night explores the birth of Jesus Christ through the eyes of a young mother labeled impure, and a shepherd boy considered “unclean.” With never-before-seen performances from Andrea and Matteo Bocelli, the theatrical experience will leave you with a newfound appreciation of the story of Jesus.  

Christmas with The Chosen: Holy Night will be in theaters for a limited time starting December 12.  

Spreading Holiday Joy  

Time and time again, the spirit of the holidays brings us together. The magic of the movies creates the perfect environment for those special moments that will last a lifetime.  

Join us in theaters nationwide for each of these theatrical experiences and print out our checklist below to celebrate the ‘Tis the Season Series.  

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