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    'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

    'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

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    Mon., Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

    A 2017 drama gives a fictionalized account of how Charles Dickens' came up with the unforgettable characters from his classic tale A Christmas Carol. at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free.

    'It's a Wonderful Life'

    'It's a Wonderful Life'

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    Tue., Dec. 17, 7-9:30 p.m.

    James Stewart stars in Frank Capra's 1946 Christmas classic about a man saved from despair by his guardian angel. at Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington (map). Donations.

    'The SantaLand Diaries'

    'The SantaLand Diaries'

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    Fri., Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.

    First read on NPR’s “Morning Edition” in 1992, David Sedaris’ essay “The SantaLand Diaries” has become an adult holiday favorite. In it, Sedaris employs his trademark dark humor to recount his experiences working as an elf in Macy’s SantaLand. Comedian, actor and former Vermont legislator Jason Lorber tours the state with a one-person stage adaptation of the story. “Nope, it’s definitely not a traditional Christmas tale,” Lorber says in a press release. “But if you want to laugh your stockings off the fireplace and enjoy classic, satirical wit, then come.” at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). $22.

    'The Green Mountain Nutcracker'

    'The Green Mountain Nutcracker'

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    Sat., Dec. 21, 7 p.m.

    Moving Light Dance puts a local twist on this holiday classic boasting boisterous loggers and a maple sugar fairy. at Barre Opera House in Barre. Barre/Montpelier (map). $15-28.

    'Messiah' Sing

    'Messiah' Sing

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    Sun., Dec. 22, 2-4:15 p.m.

    String players are welcome to strike up as friends and neighbors give voice to Handel's holiday favorite. at The Congregational Church of Middlebury in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). $5-20.

    'The SantaLand Diaries'

    'The SantaLand Diaries'

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    Wed., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 22, 2 p.m.

    First read on NPR’s “Morning Edition” in 1992, David Sedaris’ essay “The SantaLand Diaries” has become an adult holiday favorite. In it, Sedaris employs his trademark dark humor to recount his experiences working as an elf in Macy’s SantaLand. Comedian, actor and former Vermont legislator Jason Lorber tours the state with a one-person stage adaptation of the story. “Nope, it’s definitely not a traditional Christmas tale,” Lorber says in a press release. “But if you want to laugh your stockings off the fireplace and enjoy classic, satirical wit, then come.” at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington (map). $20-23. Buy Tickets

    Christmas at the Farm

    Christmas at the Farm

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    Through Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Through Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Through Jan. 1, 2020, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    The near-constant barrage of advertising and the pressures of shopping can make Christmas overwhelming, to say the least. Those looking to appreciate the simpler things in life this holiday season can experience yuletide as late 19th-century Vermonters did by heading to Billings Farm & Museum’s Christmas at the Farm. Taking place on select days leading up to and following Christmas Day, this festive blast from the past offers a bevy of historical activities — think ornament making, cooking demos, candle dipping and touring the decked-out 1890 farmhouse. at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). $4-16; free for members and kids 2 and under.

    Holiday Open House

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    Mon., Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m.

    Clad in their ugliest sweaters, library patrons participate in a cookie swap, enjoy snacks and cider, and sing along with musician Steve Lotspeich. at Waterbury Public Library in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). Free.

    'White Christmas'

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    Tue., Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m.

    Two World War II veterans move their song-and-dance act to Vermont to win over a pair of sisters in the 1954 holiday classic starring Bing Crosby. at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free.

    ArtsRiot Holiday Market

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    Tue., Dec. 17, 5-8 p.m.

    Customers keep it local when browsing a variety of handmade goods by area makers and artists. at ArtsRiot in Burlington (map). Free.

    'Scrooged'

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    Tue., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

    The 1988 version of A Christmas Carol stars Bill Murray as a cynical TV executive who gets haunted in New York City. at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free.

    Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet & Counterpoint Chorus

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    Tue., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.

    Classic seasonal works and a carol sing-along round out this blend of instruments, voices and good cheer. at Warren United Church of Christ in Warren. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). Free; preregister.

    'Christmas in Connecticut'

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    Wed., Dec. 18, 7 p.m.

    After lying about being the perfect housewife, a food writer must keep up her image as her boss joins her for a traditional family Christmas in a 1945 romantic comedy film. at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free.

    'Stories for the Season'

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    Wed., Dec. 18, 7 p.m.

    Favorite Lost Nation Theater artists deliver dramatic readings of holiday and seasonal stories from across cultures. at Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier City Hall in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Donations.

    'Messiah' Sing

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    Wed., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.

    Community members are welcome to join the Burlington Choral Society in singing the Christmas choruses of Handel's composition. at College Street Congregational Church in Burlington (map). Donations.
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