TO MARK the countdown to Christmas, Vue Cheshire Oaks is bringing some of the most beloved holiday classics back to the big screen this festive season.

Providing a yuletide treat for film fans and families alike, this year marks milestone anniversaries for a variety of iconic Christmas films - all returning to the big screen at Vue Cheshire Oaks.

Kermit and company’s legendary adaptation of The Muppet’s Christmas Carol returns to mark 30 years of one of the most unforgettable retellings of Charles Dickens’ Victorian tale, screening from 15 December.

Chester and District Standard: Home AloneHome Alone (Image: Vue)

Other films which celebrating cinematic anniversaries at Vue this winter include explosive action adventure Die Hard, marking 30 years since John McClane’s festive fight for family, as well as director Richard Curtis’ legendary all-star rom-com anthology Love Actually, which turns 20 this year. Both films are returning to Vue Cheshire Oaks from November 24.

Also celebrating two decades since becoming a Christmas comedy classic is Will Ferrell’s Elf. From December 1, follow Buddy the Elf’s adventures into the human world after a lifetime raised in the North Pole by Santa and his little helpers. Other comedy crackers coming to Vue Cheshire Oaks include Eddie Murphy’s Trading Places, screening from November 17, and Jim Carrey’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas, screening from December 8.

Chester and District Standard: The GrinchThe Grinch (Image: Vue Cheshire Oaks)

Will Ferrell will be back from December 15 in another outing, this time partnering with Ryan Reynolds in festive favourite Spirited, which will also be screened with a cheerful Sing-A-Long version for those looking to practice their carolling spirit.

Traditional treats such as Santa Claus: The Movie (from November 24) and It’s A Wonderful Life (from 22 December) will return complete with a 4K remaster, bringing some festive magic back onto the big screen.

Family favourites such as Home Alone (from December 1), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (from December 15) and The Polar Express (from December 22) wrap up the schedule of winter watches, all of which can be enjoyed in Vue’s luxury seating.

There’s also the opportunity to give the gift of big screen entertainment this year with a Vue Gift Card – the ultimate present for lovers of the big screen experience.

A Vue Gift Card can be redeemed towards film tickets for the biggest blockbusters, as well as all ticket upgrades, refreshments and snacks to share whilst enjoying the best that the big screen has to offer. 

Naomi Simkins-Brown, General Manager of Vue Cheshire Oaks said: ‘Christmas is all about spending quality time with friends and family, creating treasured moments to last a lifetime. We’re glad to be marking the merry occasion with a line-up of some of the most iconic and beloved Christmas classics, specially curated to provide the gift of Big Screen Entertainment this year.’

Tickets available from just £4.99 when booked online. To find out more visit:

Christmas Season Line-up at Vue

Trading Places – w/c 17 November
Die Hard (30th Anniversary) – w/c 24 November
Santa Claus: The Movie (4k Restoration) – w/c 24 November
Love Actually (20th Anniversary) – w/c 24 November
Elf (20th Anniversary) – w/c 1 December
Home Alone – w/c 1 December
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – w/c 8 December
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – w/c 15 December
The Muppet Christmas Carol (30th Anniversary) – w/c 15 December
Spirited (standard screenings & Sing-A-Long screenings) – w/c 15 December
The Polar Express – w/c 22 December
It's A Wonderful Life (4k Restoration) – w/c 22 December

Super Saver Tickets are available online for every screening from just £4.99 at select venues at