Holiday Happenings: Celebrate the best of the season in food, drink, movies, music and more
Check out this terrific overview in the Washington Post of all the great local events you can experience over the next month!
Even the Grinch liked Christmas eventually: He just had to see the right thing. That’s what you’re looking for this holiday season, whether it’s cozy, reassuring traditions or pressure-releasing comic relief. Our critics have rounded up the usual suspects that the season always needs, from “The Nutcracker” and “Messiah” to the National Christmas Tree Lighting. You also can consider tangoes and Native American dance, pop concerts and sketch comedy — and if you’re thinking of something a little out of the box, check out the return of the waterskiing Santa or gingerbread workshops. You can even see Dr. Seuss’s Yule fable on an extravagant scale: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” runs for 2 1/2 weeks at the National Theatre. — Nelson Pressley