What better way to get in the spirit of the season that cozying up with your family or close friends with a holiday-themed movie night? You can prepare refreshments beforehand like gingerbread cookies, hot cocoa and eggnog, and place comfy blankets on the couch to snuggle up in. Some of our holiday favorites include It’s a Wonderful Life, Love Actually, Scrooged, Elf and A Christmas Carol. If you prefer to see a classic on the big screen, the Earl Smith Strand Theatre will be showing It’s a Wonderful Life on December 23. Information: www.earlsmithstrand.org.
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From carols to classics to cantatas to Charlie Brown tributes, Cobb has it all. Here are a few standouts: Marietta’s Big Chicken Chorus annual Christmas show will feature the quartet Lunch Break. The show is sure to be packed with laughs. Information: Dec. 14, performances are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater at the Cobb Civic Center. Tickets are $20. www.bigchickenchorus.org. Jeffrey Bützer and T.T. Mahony will present a jazzy musical tribute to Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. The show will feature the whimsical Christmas songs that Charlie Brown and the gang have made favorites for the holiday season. Opening the show will be Bützer and the Bicycle Eaters, followed by Chad Shivers and the Silent Knights and their Beach Boys Christmas Tribute. Information: Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of show. www.earlsmithstrand.org. Spread the cheer yourself One surefire way to get in the spirit of the season is to gather a group of friends and go caroling. This is becoming a rare tradition, so it will be a true delight for your neighbors.
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Cobb Life December 2013
Taking a moment to remember the reason for the season will invigorate the spirit with good will. One unique version of a live nativity is Life Church Smyrna Assembly of God’s Drive-Thru Nativity, in which vehicles ride through the scenes depicting the day of Jesus’ birth. Free hot chocolate and candy canes will be offered. Information: Dec. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 4100 King Springs Road in Smyrna. (770) 435-5478 or www.MyLifeChurchSmyrna.com
Cobb Life Dec. 2013