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Christmas day crowds catch flicks

Laura Gerwitz | Edna Weeks Laura Gerwitz | Edna Weeks
"Santa" and "elf" "Santa" and "elf"

By Zahid Arab - bio | email

IWILEI (KHNL) - The presents are unwrapped, you've over-eaten by having one too many helpings of the big meal and you're all caught up on the family gossip, who isn't ready for a movie?

Industry experts call Christmas one of the most popular if not the biggest days for movie-going all year, we asked why.

" I don't actually celebrate Christmas every year so this is my excuse to come to the movies," said Punchbowl Resident Laura Gerwitz.

"Bah humbugs" or a nice break from family festivities, everyone's has their reason.

"My family is on the mainland. I got lots of calls but they're there and I'm here," said Kaimuki Resident Edna Weeks.

In the lobby there's someone special. Santa and his elf. Santa says others at the North Pole are busy.

"They're chilling out and actually, they are relaxing and starting to wrap presents for next year," said Santa.

While there's different reasons why to watch movies on Christmas day, remember to not leave anything sticky on the floor, because Friday is just another ordinary day.

Because most of the stores are closed, Christmas Day, along with Memorial Day and Independence Day, is among the top three holidays with the most movie-goers.

Last year, the yule tide weekend alone brought in almost $230 million.

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