Evan Haddad


The whirlwind of everyday life sometimes makes it hard to get into that warm and fuzzy holiday spirit. Never fear, Syndicated is here! 

The low-key Bushwick cinema at 40 Bogart St. is showing some classic holiday flicks now until Christmas. For just $4 per ticket ($10 for the midnight special with beer or wine included) you can turn on, tune in, and drop out of the madness surrounding you and into the Hollyworld where dreams really do come true.


6:40 p.m. “It’s a Wonderful Life”

After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there. A Christmas classic, bring those tissues!

9:35 p.m. “The Muppet Christmas Carol”

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the clerk of that d-bag Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets — Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle — weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases: past, present and future. 


6 and 9 p.m. “Love Actually”

Follows the lives of eight very different British couples in dealing with their love lives in loosely-intertwined stories set during the hectic month before Christmas. 

11:59 p.m. “Black Christmas”

As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters begin to receive anonymous, sexual phone calls. Soon, a sister goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the evildoer is. Draft beer or house wine included in the $10 ticket price!


4:30 and 9:30 p.m. “Elf”

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally taken to the North Pole as a kid and brought up among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, big Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.

7 p.m. “A Christmas Story”

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” This beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a raccoon hat-wearing  bully, all while dreaming of his dream Christmas gift, a Red Ryder BB gun.

11:59 p.m. “Black Christmas”


4 and 8:45 p.m. “A Christmas Story”

6:20 p.m. “Elf”

Cover image courtesy of Nathan Anderson