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you are invited to

THE CHRISTMAS CLUB

a secular holiday movie series based in Brooklyn, NY

est. 2005

Nov. 10
Moonstruck (1987)
"An intoxicating romantic comedy set beneath the biggest, brightest Christmas moon you ever saw." - NY Times

Directed by Norman Jewison; Starring Cher and Nicolas Cage

Nov. 17
Trancers
(1984)

Jack Deth, a detective from the 23rd Century, is sent back to the 80s. Like Mike Hammer was a Terminator.

Directed by Charles Band (Puppet Master); Starring Helen Hunt

Nov. 24
The Store
 (1984)
Direct cinema from a Neiman Marcus in Dallas over the holidays
.

Directed by Frederick Wiseman (Ex Libris, In Jackson Heights, Titicut Follies)

Dec. 1
Lucky Stiff
(1988)

Sad sack meets-cute a seductive cannibal in this cringey rarity.

Directed by Anthony Perkins (Psycho III); Written by Pat Proft (Naked Gun, Police Academy)

Dec. 8
Christmas Evil
 (1980)

This NJ Santa is making a list... a hit list. John Waters' favorite Christmas movie.

Directed by Lewis Jackson; Starring Brandon Maggart (Fiona Apple's dad)

Dec. 15
It's a Wonderful Life
 (1946)

George Bailey frigs up his ear and it's all downhill from there.

Directed by Frank Capra; Starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed

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An incomplete list of films screened in the course of the series, and officially deemed Christmas® movies:

TitleYearDirector
The Thin Man1934W.S. Van Dyke
Swing Time1936George Stevens
Shop Around the Corner1940Ernst Lubitsch
Holiday Inn1942Mark Sandrich
Christmas Holiday1944Robert Siodmak
Meet Me in St. Louis1944Vincente Minnelli
It's a Wonderful Life1946Frank Capra
3 Godfathers1948John Ford
White Christmas1954Michael Curtiz
The Night of the Hunter1955Charles Laughton
Bell, Book and Candle1958Richard Quine
The Apartment1960Billy Wilder
Pocketful of Miracles1961Frank Capra
A Charlie Brown Christmas1964Bill Melendez
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer1964Larry Roemer
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians1964Nicholas Webster
The Lion in Winter1968Anthony Harvey
Three Days of the Condor1975Sydney Pollack
Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas1977Jim Henson
Rabid1977David Cronenberg
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978Steve Binder
Christmas Evil aka You Better Watch Out1980Lewis Jackson
Annie1982John Huston
Fanny and Alexander1982Ingmar Bergman
A Christmas Story1983Bob Clark
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence1983Nagisa Oshima
Trading Places1983John Landis
Comfort and Joy1984Bill Forsyth
Gremlins1984Joe Dante
Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember1984Bob Giraldi
Silent Night, Deadly Night1984Charles E. Seller, Jr.
The Store1984Frederick Wiseman
Trancers1984Charles Band
Brazil1985Terry Gilliam
A Smoky Mountain Christmas1986Henry Winkler
The Christmas Toy1986Eric Till
Moonstruck1987Norman Jewison
Planes, Trains and Automobiles1987John Hughes
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988Wayne Orr, Paul Reubens
Die Hard1988John McTiernan
Scrooged1988Richard Donner
Lucky Stiff1988Anthony Perkins
Ghostbusters 21989Ivan Reitman
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation1989Jeremiah S. Chechik
Die Hard 21990Renny Harlin
Home Alone1990Chris Columbus
Maniac Cop 21990William Lustig
Batman Returns1992Tim Burton
The Muppet Christmas Carol1992Brian Henson
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1993Chris Columbus
The Nightmare Before Christmas1993Tim Burton
Little Women1994Gillian Armstrong
The Ref1994Ted Demme
Trapped in Paradise1994George Gallo
Showgirls1995Paul Verhoeven
Jingle All the Way1996Brian Levant
The Preacher's Wife1996Penny Marshall
Live Flesh1997Pedro Almodovar
American Psycho2000Mary Harron
8 Women2002François Ozon
Bad Santa2003Terry Zwigoff
Love Actually2003Richard Curtis
Millions2004Danny Boyle
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang2005Shane Black
The Ice Harvest2005Harold Ramis
In Bruges2008Martin McDonagh
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale2010Jalmari Helander
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo2011David Fincher
A Very Murray Christmas2015Sofia Coppola
Carol2015Todd Haynes
Tangerine2015Sean Baker

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