The mild Houston winter means we can do some of our holiday celebrating outdoors, including IKEA Houston’s Silver Screen at Discovery Green: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Since its release in 1989, the classic John Hughes comedy regularly ranks on various top 10 holiday films lists. Besides, how many times in your life can you start an evening by ice skating and end it by watching Santa and his reindeer launched into the air by a massive, exploding poop joke? 6:30 p.m. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. For information visit www.discoverygreen.com. Free to $10.
Thu., Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., 2011