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Christmas Double Bill

November 27, 2014

Double Bill 2014

We’re excited to be back at Stirchley Community Church for our fifth Christmas film screening on Saturday 13 December – and this year it’s a double whammy.

The first of our festive films is The Holly and The Ivy (1952), a British drama starring Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson. It’s a poignant yet austere story, based in a remote village in Norfolk. The tale centres on a clergyman who has inadvertently neglected his children over the years whilst putting all his energy into the local parish. Suppressed issues begin to surface just as Christmas day approaches…

We thought no other film could contrast better with this stark realism than The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). Whilst there is some thematic overlap (redemption, personal tragedy, family strife) this one is generally much more puppetty (with increased levels of furriness and spontaneous song).

The Holly and The Ivy starts at 4:00pm

The Muppet Christmas Carols starts at 5:45pm

There will be a short break in between for drinks and snacks.

Adults: £4 per film, £7 for both

Concessions (over 60s and under 16s): £3 per film, £5 for both

Tickets are available from the Church café, Stirchley Community Market (Tuesday 4 December) and on the door.

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