The holidays are upon us, and as the weather gets colder, our thoughts turn to the movies that line the most wonderful time of the year. But sometimes, the movies you want around the holidays are more family-friendly or faith-based fare. To that end, Fathom Events has you covered with a lineup of heartwarming movies and special events through the holiday season. Check out the list below and then read on for more information:

  • The Chosen Season 3: Episode 1 & 2
  • It’s Christmas Again
  • I Heard the Bells
  • The Magic Flute (Met Encore)
  • Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon
  • 5000 Blankets
  • It’s a Wonderful Life

The Chosen Season 3: Friday, November 18 – Thursday, December 1 & Sunday, December 4

Synopsis: What now? After Jesus completes a sermon that turns the world upside down, all 12 disciples (including newcomer Judas) are ready to follow him to the ends of the earth. But problems remain. Matthew wrestles with estrangement from his family. Andrew visits an imprisoned John the Baptist. Mary and the women must find a source of income. Simon and Eden face the costs of following Jesus. Most importantly, the disciples face their biggest challenge yet when Jesus sends them out, two by two, to preach and perform miracles without him. Episodes 1 & 2 of Season Three pick up where Season Two left off, and in this unique theatrical experience, launch the most emotional and consequential season of The Chosen to date.

Get tickets to The Chosen Season 3.

It’s Christmas Again: Thursday, November 29

Synopsis: Jake Young (Lawson Touliatos) wants nothing more than to spend his Christmas vacation with his girlfriend, Abbey Walker (Leela Owen). So when Abbey volunteers for her church’s Christmas play, Jake is ready to skip Christmas this year until an unexpected turn of events lands him in a field outside Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born. While on his journey with the shepherds to find the promised Messiah, Jake discovers the true meaning of Christmas. Coming this Christmas season, IT’S CHRISTMAS AGAIN is a modern-day musical the whole family will love!

Get tickets to It’s Christmas Again.

I Heard the Bells: Thursday, December 1 – Thursday, December 8

Synopsis: I HEARD THE BELLS tells the inspiring true story behind the beloved Christmas carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Known as America’s Poet, Henry leads an idyllic life – until the day his world is shattered by tragedy. With a nation divided by Civil War and his family torn apart, Henry puts down his pen, silenced by grief. But it’s the sound of Christmas morning that reignites the poet’s lost voice as he discovers the resounding hope of rekindled faith. Experience this debut feature by Sight & Sound Films. 

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The Magic Flute (Met Encore): Saturday, December 3

Synopsis: Julie Taymor’s kaleidoscopic production returns to select cinemas this holiday season in an encore presentation of the company’s first-ever Live in HD transmission, which features a stellar cast including tenor Matthew Polenzani, baritone Nathan Gunn, and bass René Pape in this abridged, English-language version of Mozart’s classic fable.

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Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon: Monday, December 5 – Wednesday, December 7

Synopsis: At the end of his rope, Johnny Cash stumbled into a cave and laid down in the dark. But death didn’t come calling; God did. JOHNNY CASH: THE REDEMPTION OF AN AMERICAN ICON is the untold story of how “The Man in Black” saw the light.

JOHNNY CASH focuses on a critical period in the country music legend’s life and career when he went from singing hymns in the cotton fields to playing sold-out stadiums. At the mountaintop professionally, a cycle of depression and drug addiction left Cash in the lowest valley personally.

Featuring never-before-heard conversations with the Man in Black himself, the documentary follows Cash’s road to redemption and return to his faith, as country music stars Marty Stuart, Wynonna Judd, Tim McGraw and many others share their insights into the life and legacy of the artist, man and friend.

Get tickets to Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon.

5000 Blankets – Monday, December 12 – Tuesday, December 13

Synopsis: Inspired by a remarkable true story, when her husband has a mental breakdown and goes missing, a determined woman and her young son set out to find him on the streets, sparking a movement of compassion towards those in need and inspiring a city. 

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It’s a Wonderful Life: Sunday, December 18 & Wednesday, December 21

Synopsis: Embraced as a cherished holiday tradition by families around the world, Frank Capra’s heart-warming masterpiece now celebrates 75 years with this big-screen event. George Bailey (James Stewart) sets aside his dreams of world travel to run his father’s small community bank, and protect the people of Bedford Falls from greedy businessman Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When a costly mistake pushes George to the brink of despair, a visit from a kindly angel (Henry Travers) will show George how the life of one good man can change the world forever.

Get tickets to It’s a Wonderful Life.

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