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Holiday Myth and Tradition on Film

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December 14, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Placitas Community Library
453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
(505) 867-3355

The holidays are always a wonderful time of the year, but sometimes getting ready for them is a little stressful.  Take a break this holiday season and join New Mexico author/film historian Jeff Berg as he shares some of Hollywood’s “Christmas Past.”

Jeff will be at the Placitas Community Library on Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m. for a light-hearted look at Hollywood’s view of the holidays. In the past, Jeff has presented programs at the Placitas Community Library and many other venues around the State and has written a number of books on New Mexico movies and movie houses and most recently, on sights to see and things to do in Santa Fe.

This December’s program will feature some oldies: clips from the 1898 movie “Santa Claus” and “The Bells of St Mary’s” (1949).  Newer releases feature “Miracle in the Wilderness” (1991), “ Scrooge” (1970) and “Love, Actually” (2003).  There is always a New Mexico connection in Jeff’s programs and this time it’s “Perry Como’s Christmas in New Mexico” (1979) and “Christmas in the Clouds” (2001).  Some are well known, some are a little obscure, many will surprise,  but it’s all in fun and there will be popcorn and a few other goodies to put you in the holiday mood,

Join us at the Library on December 14 and surround yourself with the holiday spirit.