Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Are you tired of watching the same holiday movies over and over and over? If so then this is the festival for you!
Holiday Spirits is all about screenings holiday films more on the alternative side featuring experimental, horror, crazy comedy, and just plain whacky/oddball holiday films!
This year Holiday Spirits screening will happen on Tuesday, December 13 at The Studio Theatre and Monday, December 19 at The Joint & Coffeehouse. Both venues have alcoholic beverages so arrive early to grab a drink or two before the movies starts!
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS & SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
The Studio Theatre
320 W 7th St
Little Rock, AR
Screenings start at 7:00 PM
Directed by Marinah Janello | 4:45 | United States
(Experimental Horror/Short Film) Krampus seeks revenge on a child who has been spying on him in the woods, and is later transmitted through a television where he haunts children at church services and Christmas festivities.
HANK & HONEY
Directed by Rob Neilson | 5:47 | United States
(Horror/Short Film) Do you like heartwarming holiday films? Well, unfortunately this ain't one of them. Hank just wants to spend his holiday watching TV, but it appears that he's on Santa's naughty list.
Directed by Stuart W. Bedford | 1:41:00 | United Kingdom
(Horror/Feature Film) A homeless war-veteran with a chequered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted on Christmas Day by three vicious psychopaths in Santa suits.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19
The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse
301 Main St
North Little Rock, AR
Screening starts at 7:30 pm
THE CAROL HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD
Directed by Isaias Zai Gallardo | 5:11 | United States
(Comedy/Short Film) A group of dysfunctional Christmas carolers find the meaning of Christmas. Sort of.
THE DAY SANTA DIDN'T COME
Directed by Curtis Harrison | 11:00 | Canada
(Comedy/Short Film) In the final days before Christmas, young Curtis is concerned about his status on Santa's 'List'. Despite his good intentions, Curtis is roped into questionable acts by his evil older brother and delinquent father. Curtis and his best friends - Rex the dog, and his Canuck-Man action figure, come up with a plan to turn things around. But considering the title of this short, their odds of success are low. "The Day Santa Didn't Come" is a story of dearly dysfunctional family life in small-town Canada, and the little guy's struggle to overcome it all.
Directed by Craig Anderson | 1:23:00 | Australia
(Horror/Feature Film) A cloaked stranger interrupts the Christmas Day of a strong willed matriarch (DEE WALLACE) who is celebrating with her family. What follows next will shock you to the core!