National Lampoon

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" is one of the movies being shown at the Charleston Music Hall this winter. 

Now that Halloween is out of the way, you might notice a certain aesthetic change: Christmas decorations have magically appeared in stores across the Lowcountry. 'Tis the season!

To get everyone in the holiday spirit early, Charleston Music Hall is presenting a holiday film series that will include four classic movies. The series presents three films in a row Dec. 10-12, with the finale wrapping things up on Dec. 17. 

This year's films are "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" on Dec. 10; "It's a Wonderful Life" on Dec. 11; "Die Hard" (the consensus is still out on whether this is really a Christmas movie) on Dec. 12; and "Elf" on Dec. 17. 

Each movie will start at 7 p.m. with live caroling at 6:30 p.m. For "It's a Wonderful Life," everyone will be given a jingle bell and instructions on how to interact with the film. Proceeds from that showing will benefit the Charleston Animal Society. For "Elf," patrons are encouraged to come dressed as an elf to win a prize.

Tickets are $8-$10 for individual films, on sale at, by calling 843-853-2252 or by visiting the box office at 37 John St.

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Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.