(Big) Screen Time: Where to Watch Holiday Movies in Houston

Nothing says winter quite like curling up on the couch in flannel pajamas and watching a holiday movie with a big bowl of popcorn (or if you're me, Blue Bell peppermint ice cream). But this year, why not take the tradition out of the house, outside even, and enjoy a classic holiday flick on the big screen. You have plenty of choices - from It's a Wonderful Life to Elf - and there is something playing almost every day of December, and a few in January. (For those of you who say bah-humbug to holiday movies, check the end of the list for a few outdoor Festivus options).  

And if you happen to be in one of these neighborhoods or the kiddos are still awake after an evening show, check out these spectacular light displays on your way home. You won't be disappointed! For all holiday-related events and activities, check out our Christmas and Hanukkah guide.

December 10: A Charlie Brown Christmas (G) at Bay Area Arts Conservatory, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

December 10: A Christmas Story (PG) Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Mason Park location) 7:30 p.m.

December 10: Elf (PG), Movie under the Moon at Sugar Land Town Square presented by First Colony Church of Christ, 7-9 p.m.

December 10: Love Actually (R), Historic Market Square Houston, 7 p.m.

December 10: The Snowman/The Snowman and the Snowdog (G) at Studio Movie Grill, City Centre, 11 a.m.

December 11: The Snowman/The Snowman and the Snowdog (G) at Studio Movie Grill, City Centre, 11 a.m.

December 11: Family Christmas Movie Night at Second Baptist Church Cypress campus, 5:30 p.m.

December 12: A Christmas Story (PG) at Studio Movie Grill, City Centre and Pearland locations, both 7 p.m.

December 13: White Christmas (NR) at Willowbrook Movie Tavern, 7:30 p.m.

December 14: Love Actually (R) at Studio Movie Grill, City Centre, Copperfield, and Pearland locations, all 7:30 pm

December 14: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, PG), Moonlight Movies in the outdoor plaza of City Centre, 7 p.m.

December 14: White Christmas (NR) at Willowbrook Movie Tavern, 7:30 p.m.

December 15: Home Alone (PG), Screen on the Green at Discovery Green, 7 p.m.

December 16: A Charlie Brown Christmas (G) at Bay Area Arts Conservatory, 7 p.m.

December 17: A Charlie Brown Christmas (G) at Bay Area Arts Conservatory, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

December 17: White Christmas (NR) at Central Green Park, Dusk 

December 19: A Christmas Story (PG) & Prancer (G) at Axelrad Beer Garden, 7 p.m.

December 19: Home Alone (PG) at Studio Movie Grill, City Centre, Copperfield and Pearland locations, all 7 p.m. 

December 22: Toy Story (G), Screen on the Green at Discovery Green, 7 p.m.

December 26: It's a Wonderful Life (PG) at Axelrad Beer Garden, 7 p.m. 

December 29: Finding Nemo (G) and Finding Dory (PG), Screen on the Green at Discovery Green, 7 p.m. 

January 2: Citizen Kane (NR) and Metropolis (NR), Axelrad Beer Garden, 7 p.m. 

January 5: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG), Screen on the Green at Discovery Green, 7 p.m.

January 12: The Breakfast Club (R), Screen on the Green at Discovery Green, 7 p.m. 

Photo courtesy of Discovery Green/Facebook

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