Reader's Agenda, Christmas Eve: Notable plays, movies, and some Porn and Chicken

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Charles Dickens Begrudgingly Performs A Christmas Carol Again
  • Charles Dickens Begrudgingly Performs A Christmas Carol Again
Presents wrapped? Stockings stuffed? Looking for something to do? Agenda's got you covered:

If you're in the mood for some live theater, our writers recommend the following holiday-themed productions: Charles Dickens Begrudgingly Performs A Christmas Carol Again, "a wonderfully charming evening of tea, biscuits, and holiday spirit," says Marissa Oberlander; The Christmas Schooner, "the yuletide traditions of the mostly German-American characters are warmly and engagingly staged," claims Zac Thompson; and It's a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!—"the entire cast is outstanding," according to Julia Thiel.

For you moviegoers, holiday options abound as the Music Box screens both White Christmas and Frank Capra's version of It's a Wonderful Life. The double feature is preceded by an audience sing-along, with Santa Claus himself manning the theater's legendary organ. Meanwhile, fans of holiday horror and holiday comedies ought to visit Logan Theatre for screenings of Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Or perhaps you're in the mood for something less conventional? If so, Porn and Chicken, which won the audience award for Best Dance Party in our latest Best of Chicago issue, has a night of debauchery in store at Evil Olive. Also, Gorilla Tango offers a sampling of its very best geek-burlesque productions with Season's Geekings: A Gorilla Tango Burlesque Holiday Special.

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.

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