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Naughty & Nice Christmas Film Festival

Screening 15 merry and twisted festive flicks now that the jolliest time of year is here.
By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2020
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By Sarah Ward
November 29, 2020
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Since cinemas reopened in Brisbane, Dendy has been celebrating by hosting a number of themed film festivals. So far, it has focused on excellent anime, top-notch queer cinema and big-screen musicals — and now, for its last movie showcase of 2020, it's heading into the obvious festive territory at both Coorparoo and Portside.

Don't go thinking that the Naughty & Nice Christmas Film Festival is only playing jolly and merry movies, though. If you like your seasonal cinema shenanigans with a tad more darkness than Home Alone's hijinks, your tastes are catered for, too. Yes, Home Alone is on the bill. Of course it is. But so is Finland's out-there Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, a Die Hard and Die Hard 2 double feature, the Mel Gibson-starring Fatman and musical zombie flick Anna and the Apocalypse.

In the more jovial camp, you can also watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Love Actually, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Miracle on 34th Street — plus The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause, Elf and The Man Who Invented Christmas.

Each title plays at different times on different days during the fest — and some only at Coorparoo — so make sure to check the session schedule before hopping in your sleigh and heading along.

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