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A Partridge and a Parody: 12 Twists on Classic Holiday Events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for holiday events. Bust out the ugly sweaters or the pretty ones, grab a mug of hot chocolate, and celebrate the holiday season with 12 unique takes on classic holiday events:

1. Brassy Baroque Christmas

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet plays holiday classics mixed in with a sprinkling of baroque musical cheer. Go baroque. Portsmouth, NH.

2. A Seussified Christmas Carol

Relive your childhood favorite books all at once. At this, “whimsical romp through a Dickens’ classic,” meet Scrooge, Bed-Headed Fred, Little Timmy Loo Hoo, and Ghost of Christmas Future, Sven. Bedford, VA.

3. A Very Drunk Christmas Variety

What’s under that iconic leg lamp? Find out at this drunken variety extravaganza. From “A Christmas Story” to a “Mensch on a Bench,” this night of laughs and cocktails features some of Philly’s well-known performers showcasing their best holiday talents. Philadelphia, PA.

4. Bah Humbug! A one-man Christmas Carol

One man. All the characters in “A Christmas Carol.” Enough said. San Antonio, TX.

5. Christmas Hangover

Owen Alabado, an LA Comedian known for his TV and commercial appearances, will give a Christmas comedy show almost guaranteed to make you spit-take that spiked cocoa. Janesville, WI.

6. Christmas Queens are Coming to Town

You better not shout, you better not cry, but you can laugh and serve holiday realness with this holiday drag queen show. Manteo, NC.

7. Harry Potter Yule Brunch + Quizzo

Potterheads rejoice. Enjoy a magical brunch of delectable wizarding world sweets and a lively game of Quizzo. Ten points to Gryffindor. Philadelphia, PA.

8. Ho Ho Holiday Improv

Support local veterans and win a prize for the best ugly sweater. Did we mention hilarious improv? Brookfield, IL.

9. Ho Ho Homicide

A little murder mystery is sure to spice up your holiday. In this dinner event, guests uncover clues, mingle with suspects, and decipher a holiday mystery for the ages. Boise, ID.

10. Jackie Beat in Menstrual Krampus

Jackie Beat, the legendary drag performer celebrates the dark side of the season with a Krampus-themed performance. San Francisco, CA.

11. Acro Cats Meowy Christmas

Oh thank Tuna, the Acro-Cats are back and ready to sleigh. Watch these felines perform insanely cute Christmas stunts—jumping through wreaths, rolling ornaments, quite possibly running into the audience. The world’s only kitty rock band, will perform songs like, “Catnip Roasting on an Open Fire.” New Orleans, LA.

12. The Naughty List: a Holiday Cabaret

Here’s one for those who prefer a holiday filled with naughty and spice. The Frisky Fandoms will tease and shimmy their way through all the holiday classics—it’s sure to be scandalous. Bellingham, WA.

Comment below with your favorite way to spend the holidays.


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