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Canterbury: Where to see Christmas film classics from Muppet Christmas Carol to It's a Wonderful Life this winter

By Angela Cole

Baby it’s cold outside, but wrap yourself up in Christmas classics this winter with some festive film screenings.

The Gulbenkian at Canterbury is showing films which will warm even the coldest of hearts, from ultimate classics to the latest blockbuster releases between Sunday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 19.

Family favourites include Polar Express (U), Disney’s joyous Frozen Sing-A-Long (PG) and Paddington 2 will be on offer, along with The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and classics It’s A Wonderful Life and White Christmas.

Polar Express kicks off the festive films at the Gulbenkian

Polar Express kicks off the festive films at the Gulbenkian

Latest releases showing also include Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express starring Kenneth Branagh as the legendary Hercule Poirot and the story of author Charles Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas.

Screenings start on Sunday, December 3 with Polar Express at 1.30pm.

The Nutcracker (Live) will be screened on Tuesday, December 5 at 7pm and again, recorded on Sunday, December 10 at 2pm.

A sing-a-long version of Frozen will be screened at the Gulbenkian in Canterbury

A sing-a-long version of Frozen will be screened at the Gulbenkian in Canterbury

Murder on the Orient Express (12A) will be shown on Friday, December 8 until Thursday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 20.

Be delighted and charmed by the lovable bear Paddington as he returns to the screen in Paddington 2 in a tale of the theft of Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday present. The feel-good and very English film bumbles onto the screen from Friday, December 15.

Hollywood Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life will be shown on Saturday, December 16 at 4.30pm and the iconic White Christmas will be on Tuesday, December 19 at 4.30pm.

The classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life will be at the Gulbenkian in Canterbury

The classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life will be at the Gulbenkian in Canterbury

Let yourself go once again with Disney’s Frozen in a special Sing-A-Long screening on Sunday, December 17 at 1pm, and enjoy a spot of unconventional Yuletide with a 3D showing of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas on Sunday, December 17 at 4.45pm.

The Nightmare Before Christmas will be screened in Canterbury

The Nightmare Before Christmas will be screened in Canterbury

It wouldn’t be a Christmas line-up without The Muppet Christmas Carol, which will leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling on Monday, December 18 at 2pm.

The Muppet Christmas Carol will be screened at the Gulbenkian this Christmas

The Muppet Christmas Carol will be screened at the Gulbenkian this Christmas

Watch Charles Dickens conjure the timeless tale of A Christmas Carol in the new release, The Man Who Invented Christmas, starring Beauty and the Beast’s Dan Stevens as Dickens, on Saturday, December 16 at 7.30pm and on Tuesday, December 19 at 7pm.

Tickets range from £3 to £8.70, with babies on laps £1.

For more details and to book go to thegulbenkian.co.uk or call 01227 769075.

Dan Stevens stars as Charles Dickens in The Man Who Invented Christmas Picture PA PhotoThunderbird ReleasingGarlandFilms DACKerry Brown

Dan Stevens stars as Charles Dickens in The Man Who Invented Christmas Picture: PA Photo/Thunderbird Releasing/GarlandFilms DAC/Kerry Brown

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