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Sing Along With Santa, Hang With Stewart And Crosby

By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 20, 2010 6:20PM

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For many, many a year the classic Frank Capra film, It's a Wonderful Life, played ad nauseum across every television network until we could barely stand to even turn on the tube in the month of December. Just when we thought we couldn't take another trip down the road to Bedford Falls, it seemed as if the powers that be at a certain television network answered our prayers and began to show It's a Wonderful Life only once a year on Christmas Eve. Once the classic had been stripped from our retinas we began to truly appreciate the film again for the simple, yet telling morality tale that it is. We have to admit, though we've seen the film dozens upon dozens of times we have never had the opportunity to check it out on the big screen so when we found out that The Music Box Theater was showing it along with another canonized holiday film White Christmas we jumped at the chance to see the film in all its warm and fuzzy glory.

Now in it's 27th year, The Music Box's Christmas show is guaranteed to put you in the spirit, not only because of the festive film fare but a special appearance by the man himself, St. Nicholas. If all of that wasn't enough to make you feel festive, Santa will be leading the audience in some rousing holiday songs accompanied by the theater organist while lyrics to the well-known carols are projected onto the theater’s screen. This way no one misses a chance to get in the spirit by singing their hearts out.

The 27th Annual Music Box Christmas Show is this Wednesday, December 22 through Friday December 24 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:40 p.m., 3733 N. Southport Ave., Single Feature: $14 Double Feature: $20, Children under 13: $10 or $15