Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a weekly Friday Night Film series. Screenings are at 6:30 p.m. at the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Admission is free. Parking and handicap access are in rear of the building.

December’s series is dubbed Holiday Favorites and opens Dec. 7 with the original “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947, USA). When the Thanksgiving Day parade Santa falls down drunk, reluctant Macy's supervisor Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara) offers the job to a bearded Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) who purports to be the real Santa Claus. During the Christmas season, he shares a flat with Doris' neighbor (John Payne), who has eyes for Doris. Kris hopes to unite the two while winning over Doris's skeptical 6-year-old daughter (Natalie Wood). The nonrated film runs 96 minutes.

Upcoming Holiday Favorites are: Dec. 14, “White Christmas” (1954, USA); Dec. 21, “It's a Wonderful Life” (1946, USA); and Dec. 28, “Joyeux Noel” (2005, France/Germany/UK/Belgium/Romania/Norway/Japan/USA).

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