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Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean holds Isabelle Allen as Young Cosette in a scene from "Les Miserables." (Universal Pictures)

Published: Monday, December 24, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 21, 2012 at 4:18 p.m.

Christmas cinema


What's Ahead

Christmas Eve Worship Services: Traditional service, 3 p.m.; candlelight services, 7 and 11 p.m.; Sonlight Youth Choir, 9 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave. Free. (376-6615)
Christmas lights to music: Yard display with syncronized lights to music show running every 25 minutes, starts 6 p.m. and ends 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 31, 4040 NW 47th Place.
Kwanzaa 2012: Featuring food in community potluck and fun activities, 6-9 p.m., Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave. Free. (485-8079)
“Peanuts...Naturally”: Exhibit looks at the natural world through “Peanuts” characters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (closed Christmas Day), 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 2, Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road. Admission: $3-$4.
Hannah Harber: High Springs singer/songwriter performs, 6-9 p.m. Friday, C.Y.M. Coffee Co., 5402 NW Eighth Ave. Free. (224-5101)
“Celebrate Design”: Biennial exhibit of the American Institute of Architects, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed Tuesday), through Jan. 5, Thomas Center, 302 NE Sixth Ave. Free.
“The Modern Impulse”: Photography exhibit features works by renowned photographers, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday (closed Christmas Day), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Road. Free.

Opening Tuesday, “Les MisÚrables” brings one of the world's popular stage musicals to the big screen and features a cast of performers — Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen — who sang their songs live during filming on set, as opposed to overdubbing them from a studio later.

“Les MisÚrables”: Opens Tuesday at Cinema 14 Butler Plaza


Also opening Tuesday, Quentin Tarantino's Western, “Django Unchained,” follows a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) who helps a German-born bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) find his target. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Also Opening Tuesday is “Parental Guidance,” which stars Billy Crystal as an old-school grandfather who agrees to babysit three grandchildren.

“Django Unchained:” Opens Tuesday at Cinema 14 Butler Plaza

“Parental Guidance:” Opens Tuesday at Regal Royal Park 16


“An Edgar Allan Poe-etry Jam” features a stage reading of some of the author's tales and poems by actors Jerry Rose, shown in a previous production, and Karelisa Hartigan on Saturday and Sunday at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.

“An Edgar Allan Poe-etry Jam”: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. Tickets: $10.


More than 5 million lights twinkle nightly in the Festival of Lights at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs. The event, which continues today and Wednesday through Sunday, also features a Crafts Square with demonstrations, marshmallow roasting and holiday singing.

Festival of Lights: Open dusk to 9 p.m. daily through Sunday (closed Christmas night), 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs. Admission: $2 per person. (877-635-3655,


“Resident Evil: Retribution,” action

“Premium Rush,” action

“Killer Joe,” comedy/thriller

“Arbitrage,” drama

“Red Hook Summer,” drama


“Wheat Belly Cookbook,” William Davis

“On the Map,” Simon Garfield

“Shred: The Revolutionary Diet,” Ian K. Smith

“Warm Bodies,” Isaac Marion


“Les Miserables,” soundtrack

“Leap of Faith,” Broadway cast recording

“Now. Here. This,” soundtrack

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