A holiday classic

It isn’t every day that a movie as essential to the holiday film archives as “Miracle on 34th Street” is shown on the big screen for free. If you’re not in the holiday spirit, you will be by the time you’ve watched this sweet 1947 story of Kriss Kringle, who is hired to play himself for the flagship Macy’s store in New York. An Oscar-winning performance by Edmund Gwenn and a breakout turn by Natalie Wood also make this film worth revisiting.

Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper. 202-707-5840.

— Jess Righthand