Start a Holiday Tradition with Family Film Day!


As a film-lover my entire life, I have always had fond memories of marking the holidays with festive classic films like “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. In my childhood, these movies kicked off the excitement that Christmas day would soon bring. I recently became a mother and so memories like these are ones that I would like to share and experience with my little one. This Saturday, December 10th, MOPA gives your family the chance to start a new holiday tradition by watching a holiday movie with a twist.

As part of our Family Film day series, MOPA will be screening “The Nightmare Before Christmas” which tells the enchanting story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween town, who decides to hijack Christmas and spread ghoulish cheer to every little boy and girl. I love how this film celebrates the season through the gloomy filter of another fun holiday, Halloween. It’s a fun update to the classics I know and love. Jack may not have Charlie Brown’s boyish charm but he does have a dog…that is also a ghost.

See “The Nightmare Before Christmas” this Saturday at 1:00 p.m., for free admission, and stay a little after the film to enjoy a family friendly activity.