Once those gifts are opened, you'll need something to do—aside from playing with all your new toys. So, get the family together for a movie. If you need help getting in the holiday spirit, check out the Desert Star's newest play. For some post-Christmas fun, check out Heber Valley Railroad.

It's a Wonderful Life: Winging in the Holidays

If you've seen a show at the Desert Star, you know you'll leave in a great mood. So it's the perfect place to be for the season of giving.

Catch the theatre's parody of It's a Wonderful Life, where George Bailey faces down the meanest guy in town, Henry Potter. Luckily, he gets some help from the Fonz-inspired Johnny Angel.

Plenty of pop culture reference, and you'll be sure to hear a lot of jokes catering to a local crowd.

Desert Star Playhouse, 4861 S. State Street, Murray, 801-266-2600, desertstar.biz

Tickets are still available for Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. and Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are also available for New Year's Eve weekend. Buy them now, or miss out. Click here for tix.


Heber Valley Railroad

Usually, we save this space to tell you what you should do with the kids over the weekend, but right now we're going to save you a trip. Saturday, Dec. 24 is the last day to ride the North Pole Express with live performances by local choirs on your way to a winter wonderland.

Unfortunately, it's totally SOLD OUT. Do not make the drive to Heber Valley, unless you have tix already.

Luckily, the Lakeside Limited and the Tube 'n' Train Adventure are still available and pick up right after Christmas on Dec. 26.

Heber Valley Railroad, 450 S. 600 West, Heber City, 435-654-5601, hebervalleyrr.org

Click here for tickets.


Catch a Flick on Christmas

Most movies coming out on Christmas actually have nothing to do with the holiday. So, if you need a break from the holiday cheer with the kids, here's what to see.

Pay attention to ratings, and click the titles to find out more about the movie.

Alvin and the Chipmunks—Chipwrecked Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows The Adventures of Tintin We Bought a Zoo

Click here for movie times in Salt Lake City on Christmas.