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Orlando Holiday Guide 2012

A comprehensive listing of all the jingle belling, caroling, Nutcrackering and eggnogging taking place in Orlando this holiday season

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Saturday, Dec. 8
It's a Wonderful Life Frank Capra's 1946 comedy/drama starring James Stewart. Noon; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $8; 407-629-0054; enzian.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 11
12 Gifts of Christmas The holiday-inspired film broadcasts on the big screen featuring host Lisa Whelchel alongside storytellers, musicians, comedians and an illusionist. 7:30 pm; various theaters; $15; fathomevents.com.

Thursday, Dec. 13
Holiday Movie Night: Fred Claus Outdoor showing of the comedy. 7 pm; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; uptownaltamonte.com.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Enjoy an outdoor showing of Tim Burton's 1993 animated family film. 5:30 pm, 8 pm; UCF Arena, University of Central Florida; free; 407-823-6006; lightupucf.com.

Friday, Dec. 14
Arthur Christmas Bring a blanket and chair for an outdoor showing of 2011's animated holiday comedy. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF Arena, University of Central Florida; free; 407-823-6006; lightupucf.com.

Saturday, Dec. 15
Mickey's Magical Christmas Light Up UCF hosts an outdoor showing of 2001's animated family adventure. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF Arena, University of Central Florida; free; 407-823-6006.

Wednesday, Dec. 19
A Christmas Story Outdoor holiday movie showing. 5:30 pm, 8 pm; UCF Arena, University of Central Florida; free; 407-823-6006; lightupucf.com.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians An outdoor Wednesday Night Pitcher showing of the film in conjunction with the Santa's Cool Holiday Film Festival. 8 pm Monday; Eden Bar at the Enzian, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; free; 407-629-1088; enzian.org.

Thursday, Dec. 20
Holiday Movie Night Enjoy an outdoor showing of holiday cartoons by the lake. 7 pm; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; uptownaltamonte.com.

Friday, Dec. 21
Elf Will Ferrell stars in 2003's Jon Favreau comedy. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF Arena, University of Central Florida; free; 407-823-6006; lightupucf.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 25
Santa Claus WTF Theater showing of 1959's René Cardona sci-fi holiday film. 8 pm; Little Fish Huge Pond, 401 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; 407-221-1499; littlefish-hugepond.com.

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