Chicago, Christmas Movies, and Class

1 hr

From $150

Consider what three Chicago-based Christmas movies say about social class

 

About

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Home Alone (1990), and While You Were Sleeping (1995) sit amongst the most beloved American Christmas movies. 


Set in Chicago at Christmastime, these three mainstream Hollywood comedies have entertained audiences for decades. But have you ever thought about why?


Which characters make you laugh or cry? And what does their social class—lower, middle, or upper—have to do with your reaction? 


Let’s find out in this hour-long discussion of class stereotypes in Chicago-based Christmas movies!

 
 

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