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Christmas In Connecticut, Plus Chinese Takeout

Christmas in Connecticut. Chinese food.

Sounds like a holiday joke.

But how about combining Christmas in Connecticut — the 1945 movie classic, starring Barbara Stanwyck — with Chinese takeout. Plus clergy from various Westport institutions — led by Rabbi Orkand of Temple Israel and Reverend Horne of the United Methodist Church — telling their favorite “family” holiday jokes.

That’s the three-fer offered up on Sunday, December 2 (4 p.m., Christ & Holy Trinity Church). It’s sponsored by the Westport Cinema Initiative, part of its continuing series of pop-up films.

According to Cinema Initiative director Sandy Lefkowitz, “The longstanding Jewish tradition of going out for a movie and Chinese food on Christmas day came about because Chinese restaurants and movie theaters were typically the only activities available.”

Now it’s being offered to non-Jews as well.