Holiday movies as stress relievers? Take two and call me in the morning…

If you’re like me, you can feel the holidays coming…in the tense muscles in your neck and the fatigue in your fingers from pulling your credit card out of your wallet over and over…and over. But there’s no tonic that’s more soothing and delightful than great holiday movies that help relieve the holiday stress….although spiked egg nog, mulled wine and special edition holiday brews certainly don’t hurt either.

Starting on Saturday, November 29 and running all the way through to Christmas Eve, there is something for everyone in this list. The first one isn’t even a holiday movie (for you Scrooge-types!) So start plotting your stress-relieving movie time to help you through the holidaze. It’ll even be hard to say “humbug” – the last two movies on the list are FREE!

Sat, Nov. 29 – THE ARTIST – Hearst Castle “Date Night” Wine Reception with Hearst Ranch Wines at 6:30pm / Movie at 7:30pm on the HUGE screen in the Visitor Center Theatre.  Click here for more information anTheArtistd tickets.

Sun, Nov. 30 – FROZEN Sing-along – Performing Arts Center – 3:00pm This instant family classic will be screened in high-definition on the BIG screen in Harmon Hall, with the lyrics shown like subtitles, allowing audiences to follow the music in classic sing-along tradition. Music and other activities will precede the film in the PAC Lobby, including a performance by the Canzona Women’s EnsemFrozen-Free-Wallpaperble. Doors open at 2 pm and costumes are encouraged. This event is presented by PAC Outreach Services, SLO International Film Festival and SLO Youth Symphony. Student and adult tickets are $10-16 and may be purchased online or through the PAC Ticket Office – (805) 756-4849.

Wed, Dec. 10th – SLO Rewind Presents – National Lampoon’s CHRISTMAS VACATION Fremont Theatre – 7:30pm – Tickets and more info.

Find out what really happened when they shot this scene from someone who was there!

Did his tongue REALLY stick to the pole? Find out what actually happened…from a crew member who was there!

Wed, Dec. 17th – Screening Room Classics Presents –
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Fremont Theatre – 7:30pm
Tickets and more info.

Sat, Dec. 20th – 11:00am
Wed. Dec. 24th – 2:00pm
A CHRISTMAS STORY

Fremont Theatre 11:00am   FREE!

Daddy_Long_Legs-55Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving! On behalf of the staff and board of the SLOIFF, I want to thank you for your year-round support…and especially want to thank all the donors, attendees, volunteers and bidders at our “Silent Night” event this past Saturday. It was a memorable evening and we are happy to say it was a lucrative and fun one too! Have a great holiday!

Wendy Eidson
SLOIFF Festival Director