Holidays are great — you get to spend time with your family and movie marathons rule the TV. And then holidays are not so great — you get to spend time with your family and movie marathons rule the TV. If you need an escape from A Christmas Story and your ma’s meatloaf , might we suggest some of these events.

Friday Sometimes it’s easy to forget about Summerville, but we shouldn’t. Head to the Flower City to hear the Charleston Symphony Orchestra perform Holy City Messiah, their annual recital of Handel’s Messiah.

Need someplace to take the kids so they leave you alone for 10 seconds so you can go off and score some Xanax? Family Movie Night sounds like the place for you to sit down and watch the Polar Express.

“Holy shit, it’s only a couple days until Christmas! Holy shitter, there’s only $20 in the bank account.” If you find yourself saying this, then you might want to check out the Holiday Craft Bazaar.

Here at the paper we can rock the hell out of some Hokey-Pokey, and if you think you can dance half as well as us then you should head to the Christmas Dance Party. Veterans will know it’s all about taking the left leg out.

Theatre 99’s Blast Off has comics trying out their new material. And you may just get some jokes to tell at Christmas dinner.

Cheap booze and sexy santas? If you’re looking for an event to get you scratched straight off the nice list then the Bad Santa Party is the place for you.

Saturday If you’re like us then you don’t necessarily hate Christmas music, you just prefer it’s not played by the Chipmunks. OK, that’s a lie Alvin is pretty awesome. But if f you like your yuletide jams rockin then Jinglebang! is where you should be.

If you’re searching for a condensed version of all your favorite Christmas movies with adult jokes thrown in, then you should probably thank Andy Livengood for creating The Christmas Will Be Televised and fulfilling all your nostalgia needs.

In the mood to watch a master loopologist at work? Zach Deputy‘s show at the Pour House should do the trick.

It’s hard to wait for Christmas, so we’re pretty stoked that The Night Before Christmas Concert is acting like it’s Christmas Eve a couple of days early.

Tacky sweater season is almost over. Get one last wear out of yours at the Folly Beach Tacky Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl

Sunday Find your way to Holiday Happiness through guided relaxation and yoga.

What’s your favorite show? Wrong, it’s Mythbusters. That’s why your favorite live performance is the Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour. Prepare your body for some Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.

Embrace the wild spirit of Lewis and Clark that helped make America great on the Wambaw Creek Kayak Tour.

It’s Fourth Sunday — you know Second Sunday but on the fourth Sunday of the month — and your last chance to shop on a blocked off King Street until 2014 so take advantage of it.

People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, so build a gingerbread house at the Gingerbread House Workshop and throw some stones at it instead — and buy stones, we clearly mean gum drops, candy canes, and anything chocolate.

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