Fill your commemorative Walley World mug with eggnog and wrap yourself in your rattiest Cousin Eddie bathrobe: We’re bringing National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation back to the Garland Theater for our next Suds & Cinema screening. The 1989 holiday favorite, about Clark Griswold’s mad (and often failed) endeavors to give his extended family the perfect Christmas, has become an annual tradition for us, and it sells out pretty much every year. But since the spirit of the season has possessed us, we’re showing the film twice in one night. Rainier will be pouring pints and handing out swag, and they’ll also have a snowboard and YETI cooler that you can enter to win. And if you have a particularly ugly Christmas sweater in the back of your closet, it might be in your best interest to dig it out: That knitted monstrosity could get you a $100 Visa gift card, courtesy of Horizon Credit Union.
Thu, Dec. 20 at 6 and 9 pm • $5 • Garland Theater • garlandtheater.com • 327-2509
— Nathan Weinbender