Christmas can suck if you’re an adult, but Phoenix are trying to change that with their ‘Party of Christmas Past’. Get yourself into the festive spirt with a night of crafts, film and music.

One ticket gets you an hour of Christmas crafts, entry to the 8pm screening of Scrooged and a glass of mulled wine (or a cup of tea) and mince pie.

They aim to recreate those last few days of school before the end of term by giving you the chance to get creative with glitter, crepe paper and pom poms – and there might even be some seasonal TV favourites on in the background in case you get bored… although if you get bored of glitter this might not be the event for you.

This is all followed up with a screening of Bill-Murray-starring festive 1988 masterpiece Scrooged. One of the finest Christmas movies of all time, Scrooged is most certainly the finest modern (okay, retro modern) day adaptations of the Dicken’s classic ‘A Christmas Carol’. Bill Murray plays a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, played by the ever impressive and transcendent Karen Allen.

To top the night off, head to the café bar and take in the nostalgialpalooza which is our 80’s and 90’s Xmas playlist.

The Party of Christmas Past takes place on the 17th December at Phoenix Cinema and Cafe. Tickets are £10 from the box office, and are open to over 18’s only.

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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