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Originally published Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM

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It must be Christmas; ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is playing

Seattle Times movie critic

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Looking for a Christmas movie this week? “It’s a Wonderful Life,” one of the sweetest of them all, enters its final week at the Grand Illusion (1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or, with multiple screenings every day throughout the holiday week; it closes Thursday. “White Christmas,” complete with Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby and lots of holiday jollity, screens at the Uptown through Monday, and “Fiddler on the Roof” gets a special Christmas Day singalong screening there Tuesday, complete with a Chinese food buffet. 1 p.m. (food service begins at 12:30 p.m.), 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle.

SIFF also presents “Christmas in Acidland” over the weekend, with archivist/rockabilly musician Johnny Legend presenting an eclectic selection of classic television, rare movies and offbeat holiday fare. It’ll take place at the Film Center on the Seattle Center campus. For more information on any SIFF event: or 206-324-9996.

Seattle Public Library’s Central Library will host a screening of international short films for children at 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Dec. 28). The event is free; movies (from the U.S., Canada, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal and Russia) are appropriate for ages 3 and up. Microsoft Auditorium on Level 1 of the downtown library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; for more information, call 206-386-4675 or see

And finally — no midnight movie at the Egyptian this weekend, in honor of the Christmas holiday. Have a merry one!

Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or

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