Where to watch holiday movies in Columbus this month

From heartwarming tales to comedy films, these are the local spots in Columbus, Ohio screening holiday movies in December 2023.

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Don’t be a Scrooge this December. Instead, join the crowd at these local spots screening hit holiday films.

AMC Easton Town Center, 275 Easton Town Center

Is “Die Hard” (1988) a Christmas movie? That’s a definitive “yes” from AMC Easton, who will screen it twice on Friday, Dec. 8 for its holiday series.

Cinemark Polaris 18 and XD, 1071 Gemini Pl.

Stop in to watch one of the newest action-themed holiday movies, “Silent Night” (2023), or bring the kids for “Glisten and the Merry Mission” (2018).

Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St.

“Hot Cocoa & PJ Parties” is the theme for this year’s events. The first film is “The Polar Express” (2004) on Wednesday, Dec. 6 followed by a screening of “Elf” (2003) on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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Secure a seat before tickets sell out for these hit films. | Photo via @gatewayfilmcenter

Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St.

The indie theater officially kicked off its “Holiday Classics” series, which includes retro films like “White Christmas” (1954) and “Remember The Night” (1940). The series runs all December with different movies each week.

Grandview Theater & Drafthouse, 1247 Grandview Ave.

Watch “Christmas Vacation” (1989) + sample 10 holiday beers on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 and nearly sold out, so act fast.

Marcus Theatres Crosswoods Cinema, 200 Hutchinson Ave.

This lineup runs all December and includes horror holiday hits like “Krampus” (2015) + modern comedies like “The Grinch” (2018). Check out the website before heading out to see what’s screening that day.

Just like Santa, we’re always making a list and checking it twice. Send us any upcoming holiday screenings and we’ll be sure to update this story.