Cinema double-bill: The Snowman and Father Christmas | 21 December

The snowman

 

This is a special double-bill of two heartwarming family classics, with mulled wine and mince pies available. Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman and Father Christmas will be be played back-to-back with an interval.

Tickets are only £2.50 on the door

2:30pm

About the films

The Snowman (cert. U)

Introduced by David Bowie, this is a wordless – save for the song “Walking in the Air” – animated adventure about a young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Father Christmas (cert. U)

Starring Mel Smith, after a hard night’s work, Father Christmas decides to go on a “blooming vacation”, builds his sledge into a caravan and holidays in France, Scotland and Las Vegas before coming home and settling down. With a bit of grumbling, he has to answer the mail, get the gifts ready, deliver them and get to the Snowmens’ party on time – only he’s forgotten something.

Father Christmas Trailer: