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This Month in A&E: December

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Films

“Candy Cane Lane,” Directed by Reginald Hudlin, December 1 on Prime Video

A holiday comedy adventure starring Eddie Murphy, “Candy Cane Lane” is about a man on a mission to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. After Chris (Eddie Murphy) makes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper to better his chances of winning, the elf casts a spell that brings the 12 days of Christmas to life. It ends up wreaking havoc on the whole town. Are the holidays at risk? Chris and his wife need to race the clock to break Pepper’s spell, battle characters, and save Christmas for everyone.

“Teddy’s Christmas,” Directed by Andrea Eckerbom, December 1 in theaters

Eight-year-old Mariann sees an unbelievable sight while visiting a Christmas market. While at a carnival game booth, she spots an adorable stuffed teddy bear that moves his head and sneezes. Mariann feels an instant connection, and her ultimate Christmas wish is to win him as a prize. Turns out, someone else wins Teddy, so it is up to him and his new hedgehog friend, Bolla, to reconnect with Mariann.

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” Directed by Luke Cormican, December 8 in theaters

Greg Heffley has a stressful holiday season ahead. While hanging with his best friend Rowley Jefferson, he accidentally damaged a snow pile while making a snowman. Greg is very worried he will not get the new video game console he desperately wanted for Christmas. To make things worse, he gets snowed in the house with his annoying family.

“Wonka,” Directed by Paul King, December 15 in theaters

An origin story that explores the mythical beginnings of a young inventor who was imaginable before he became a famous scrumdiddlyumptious Mozart of chocolate.

“Migration,” Directed by Benjamin Renner, December 22 in theaters

The Mallard family is in a rut. Pam, a mother, wants to be adventurous and show her kids, teen son Dax and duckling daughter Gwen, the whole wide world. Their father, Mack, on the other hand wants to keep the family safe around their New England pond forever. Pam convinces Mack to go on a family trip. This experience makes the family expand their horizons, open themselves up to new friends, and accomplish more than ever before.

TV

“Big Brother Reindeer Games” premieres December 11 on CBS

“Big Brother” is back, this time with a holiday twist! It will be hosted by Jordan Lloyd, Derek Xiao, and Tiffany Mitchell who are all former house guests. Nine former houseguests are expected to make an appearance as well.

“Percy Jackson” Season 1 premieres December 20 on Disney Plus

After the poor performance from earlier movies, the Percy Jackson Franchise is back, but this time on the small screen. This time around, the author of the book Rick Riordan will be closely involved with the project. The series will reportedly follow the books more closely than the movies did, and it is safe to say fans are very excited. The series follows 12-year-old Percy Jackson’s adventures after finding out he is a demigod and son of the Greek god Poseidon.

“Pokemon Concierge” premieres December 28 on Netflix

Haru comes to work for a Pokemon resort, where she and her fellow staff scramble to serve their Pokemon guests in this adorable stop-motion show.

Music

Tate McRae – “Think Later,” dropping December 8

The album will be released via RCA Records. It is an executively produced album with Ryan Tedder who also worked with Taylor Swift and Beyonce.

Polo G – “Hood Poet,” dropping December 31

Polo G plans to close out the year with a bang. He also started off the year making a feature with Future in February.

Concerts

Travis Scott @ PPG Paints Arena, December 8

Travis is bringing his Utopia Tour to the Pittsburgh fans. $2 from every ticket sold will go to the Cactus Jack Foundation. This will help uplift the Houston community through toy drives.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ PPG Paints Arena, December 16

Prepare for the Orchestra’s annual holiday tour as they return to Pittsburgh for two spectacular shows in a row.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jayden Barker is a freshman Sport Management major from Wampum, Pa. Jayden is the Co-Copy Editor with Emma, and Jesse as she looks over the news section. Jayden can be found on Sports Talk in the Burgh, and CSC. Jadyn also enjoys taking photos as well.