Christmas screenings in Bristol: The Snowman, Elf, Love Actually and more

Curl up with these festive favourites at locations all across Bristol
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What is Christmas without Christmas films?

They help us get into the holiday spirit, remind us of childhood and help us pass on the festive cheer to the younger generations.

We’ve found all of our favourite Christmas films screening in Bristol this December.

There are some adult-only screenings as well as family-friendly ones.

Love, Actually, Everyman Theatre

December 3, 8:30 pm

Filled with an ensemble cast, Love, Actually follows the lives of several people in the UK around Christmas whose stories intersect in interesting ways. Book online.

Arthur Christmas, The Galleries

December 4, 11 am

December 12, 2 pm

Everyone’s favourite goofy son is back this Christmas. Santa’s slightly awkward son has to save Christmas after he notices a glitch in the Christmas present system that means one girl’s present has been misplaced. Turn up on the day or book your spot online to secure your entry.

Muppet Christmas Carol, The Galleries

December 4, 2 pm

December 18, 11 am

The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited on Christmas by ghosts from his past to show him what his future will look like if he doesn’t change, gets a muppet twist in this 1990’s version. Turn up on the day or book your spot online to secure your entry.

Home Alone, Everyman Theatre

December 5, 1 pm

Probably the most watched Christmas movie of all time, Home Alone follows Kevin defending his house against robbers after accidentally being left alone at home by his family over Christmas. Book online.

The Polar Express, The Galleries

December 5, 2 pm

December 11, 11 am

This family fantasy film follows the story of a young boy who boards the Polar Express train to meet Santa. He meets a motley crew along the way who help make his journey extra special. Turn up on the day or book your spot online to secure your entry.

It’s A Wonderful Life, Everyman Theatre

December 5, 3:45 pm

Frank Capra’s life affirming black and white classic explores the story of a frustrated businessman who is shown what the world would have been like had he not been born. Book online.

Nativity, The Galleries

December 11, 2 pm

December 19, 11 am

A British modern classic, this film tells the tale of primary school teacher Paul who is tasked with organising the school’s nativity play only to lie that a Hollywood producer is turning the play into a movie. Hilarity ensues. Turn up on the day or book your spot online to secure your entry.

Elf, The Galleries

December 12, 11 am

December 19, 2 pm

This one needs no introduction but for those who haven’t seen it, prepare for raucous laughter, touching moments and a renewed sense of holiday spirit. Turn up on the day or book your spot online to secure your entry.

The Holiday, Everyman Theatre

December 13, 8 pm

Two women from opposite sides of the Atlantic decide to switch houses for the Christmas season but end up getting more than they bargained for in this heartwarming romantic-comedy. Book online.

Elf, Avery’s

December 17, 6:45 pm

Part of Bristol Film Festival’s Christmas Screenings, they have partnered with Avery’s to provide a unique wine tasting alongside the film. A screening of this cult classic film kicks off the evening followed by a sparkling wine reception and ending with a tasting of four specially selected wines. 18+ only. Book your tickets here.

The Snowman, Yate Shopping Centre

December 21

The Snowman will be playing every hour on the hour on December 21 at Yate Shopping Centre between 10 am - 4 pm. Whether you’ve got ‘walking in the air’ in your head yet or not this will surely put it there. Perfect as a break from shopping and to entertain the little ones. No booking necessary.

The Snowman and The Snowdog, Yate Shopping Centre

December 23

This sequel, like its predecessor, will be played every hour on the hour at Yate Shopping Centre on December 23 from 10 am - 4 pm. Pop in for a dose of nostalgia and get into the festive spirit with this short film. No booking necessary.

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