Will Ferrell, right, stars with James Caan and Amy Sedaris in in ‘Elf.’ 

What’s Christmastime without the film classics that go with it? The Paramount Theatre announces the return of an Austin tradition: its holiday film series.

This year’s festivities will kick off with an “Elf” pub run on Tuesday, followed throughout the next two weeks by a special screening of “Die Hard” and a Q&A with its screenwriter Jeb Stuart, as well as screenings of several cherished holiday films for the whole family to enjoy. Among the films that will screen are “White Christmas,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and “Home Alone.”

Details: Various times and dates starting 6 p.m. Tuesday. $6-$20. 713 Congress Ave. 512-474-1221, austintheatre.org.