If Andy Williams is to be believed, we’re getting close to the most wonderful time of the year. But we’re not so sure everyone agrees with Mr. Williams’ sentiment. By now, some of you are probably already tired of holiday music, sick of that latest onslaught of Hallmark movies, less-than-enthused about it getting dark at 5 o’clock, and dreading the frigid temperatures and crowded stores that await you when you finally get around to buying gifts. For those of you seeking an extremely small dash of holiday spirit on top of the seasonal annoyances and expectations this season, Milwaukee Record and Lakefront Brewery have just the thing.
On Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, you can have yourself a “Murry Christmas” at Avalon Theater when the theater screens a pair of beloved Bill Murray films. The two-day holiday event will start with an 11 a.m. screening of Scrooged, the hilarious 1988 comedic take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The Christmastime cult classic will be followed by a 7 p.m. showing of the seminal 1981 military romp, Stripes. The next day, the showtimes will reverse.
Tickets to screenings cost $5 apiece and they’re available now. Now, Bill! Now, Larroquette! Now, Ramis and Candy! On, Bobcat! On, Kane! On, Forsythe and Johansen! Murray Christmas to all, and to all two good nights.