If Andy Williams is to be believed, we’re getting close to the most wonderful time of the year. While Black Friday madness, frigid temperatures, and dreadful seasonal ditties like “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” in regular radio rotation have us thinking otherwise, it’s hard to hate holiday movies returning to TV programming and movie screens. Following its ridiculously stacked “Shocktoberfest” series around Halloween, the fine folks at Times Cinema, Rosebud Cinema, and Avalon Theater have obtained the rights to some staples of seasonal cinema, as well as some unconventional flicks that just so happen to take place during the yuletide season.

Between December 1 and December 30, the trio of Milwaukee area theaters will host “holiday” screenings of winter favorites, some cult classics, along with both Black Christmas AND White Christmas. Tickets to these special screenings are $5 unless otherwise noted. Now it really is the most wonderful time of the year.

Avalon Theater

Friday, December 1
Die Hard — 10 p.m.

Saturday, December 2
Prancer — 9 a.m. (special $17 “Breakfast With Santa” screening)
Die Hard — 10 p.m.

Friday, December 8
Trading Places — 10 p.m.

Saturday, December 9
The Bishop’s Wife — 10:30 a.m. ($15 “Brunch Package” also available)
Trading Places — 10 p.m.

Friday, December 16
Jingle All The Way — 10:30 a.m.
Jingle All The Way — 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 17
Jingle All The Way — 10:30 a.m.
Jingle All The Way — 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 23
It’s A Wonderful Life — 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 24
It’s A Wonderful Life — 10:30 a.m.

Monday, December 25
It’s A Wonderful Life — 10:30 a.m.

Friday, December 29
Love Actually — 10 p.m. ($12 “Love Package” also available)

Saturday, December 30
Love Actually — 10 p.m. ($12 “Love Package” also available)

Times Cinema

Saturday, December 16
Holiday Inn — 11 a.m.

Sunday, December 17
Holiday Inn — 11 a.m.

Friday, December 22
Black Christmas — 9 p.m. (part of WMSE’s “Friday Night Freak Show”)

Saturday, December 23
White Christmas — 11 a.m.

Sunday, December 24
White Christmas — 11 a.m.

Monday, December 25
White Christmas — 11 a.m.

Rosebud Cinema

Saturday, December 23
It’s A Wonderful Life — 11 a.m.

Sunday, December 24
It’s A Wonderful Life — 11 a.m.

Monday, December 25
It’s A Wonderful Life — 11 a.m.