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Seasons Greetings, everyone! If you've been unable to properly thaw during the cold snap, head into the store to warm yourself on our amazing selection and savings. Still have stockings to stuff? On SATURDAY THE 12th and SUNDAY THE 13th, we're having a BIG HUGE SALE! Our entire inventory of used DVDs, VHS & Laserdiscs for sale will be 50% OFF! Whoo! Need gift ideas? Visit our Staff Gift Guides and the special in-store holiday sales sections. If you're decidedly indecisive, there's the ever popular SCARECROW GIFT CERTIFICATE, available in any amount. In theatrical activity, Central Cinema has a bunch of exciting programming coming up, starting this weekend with the ULTIMATE cinematic disaster THE ROOM and the holiday wonderment of  The Beta Society's A VERY ALAN THICKMAS. On Monday ALMOST HUMAN, the continuing critical study of Madonna's film career by David Schmader continues with WHO'S THAT GIRL. They're also showing HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH all week and are hosting Three Dollar Bill Cinema's awesome annual holiday screening of AUNTIE MAME on Thursday, December 17th. But you should really save the date for the triumphant return of our own VIVA VHS! on Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th. Stay tuned to this blog for details. SIFF Cinema has SONICSGATE, chronicling how our fair city lost the Sonics (read Lindy West's take on it over in The Stranger. It made me laugh out loud on a very crowded bus.), plus a benefit screening of THE YOUNG VICTORIA starring Emily Blunt as the future Queen on Sunday the 13th. Over at Northwest Film Forum, they're closing out their wonderful year-long 69 series with the absolute film essentials TRUE GRIT and ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. And last but certainly not least, it just wouldn't be Christmas in Seattle without IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Grand Illusion Cinema. If you've never been during the 39 years it has been at the GI, why not gather your friends & family and start a new holiday tradition? If you prefer a bit less sap in your season, they've also got BLACK CHRISTMAS in the Late Night spot. Of course, you may want to just stay in all weekend and compile a list of your favorite films of the decade. Let us know your picks, and we'll be sharing ours soon. Enjoy!

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