Movies in Many: Prancer

PRANCER, one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, is flying into the Many Community Center on Saturday night, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.  He plans to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. ADMISSION IS FREE AS ALWAYS.

  A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa’s, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding. In fact, he is planning to send his daughter away.  

            Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides him in her barn and feeds him cookies, until she can return him to Santa. Her father finds him and decides to sell him to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display. She attempts to open Prancer’s cage but falls, injuring her head. Jessica stays in her bedroom, becoming despondent. Her dad goes to her and she asks him to read a passage from “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”. He tells her that times may continue to be hard for a long time but while he could bear losing the farm, he will not lose her. He changes his mind about sending her away. He suggests they take Prancer to Antler Ridge, which would be the perfect place for Santa to pick him up. The townspeople gather outside her window and begin singing to cheer her up. Prancer is taken to Antler Ridge where he runs out of sight. Following his tracks, John and Jessica notice that they vanish at the edge of a cliff. The faint sound of sleigh bells can be heard, and a streak of light is seen rising to meet Santa’s sleigh. Jessica bids Prancer farewell, and to always remember her. The sleigh flies across the full moon and over the town towards the Riggs farm-its very first stop.

PRANCER is the perfect Christmas movie for families.  It’s a story about love and redemption and, most of all, it’s about magic and believing in the magic of Christmas.

The movie will begin at 7 p.m.  Theater doors will open at 6:30. There is no admission charge, and drinks and popcorn are only $1.00 each.

PRANCER is a Christmas gift from Mayor Robert Hable, the City Council, and the Cultural District Advisory Committee.  

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