Chicago, Christmas Movies, and Class

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

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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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This program is offered by Orland Park History Museum:

Orland Park History Museum

14415 Beacon Avenue

Orland Park, IL 60462

December 2, 2022

6:00-7:00 PM (CT)

What's Included

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