Where to see A Christmas Carol in Vancouver this holiday season

Russell Roberts plays Scrooge in Gateway Theatre’s version of the classic. David Cooper photo.

It’s beginning to look a lot like a lot of A Christmas Carols…

In fact it might be easier to see a stage version of the Charles Dickens novel than to avoid one this holiday season. With no fewer than three different productions on Vancouver stages, A Christmas Carol is taking over local theatre in a big way. So, if you love the seasonal favourite, here’s your chance to get your Scrooge on.

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Where to see A Christmas Carol in Vancouver this holiday season

Charlie Brown, Scrooge and David Sedaris – where to see holiday-themed theatre in Vancouver

Jim Byrnes stars in Bah! Humbug! on now at SFU Woodward’s, until Dec. 17.

From the family-friendly hijinks of Charlie Brown to the adult-oriented humour of American writer David Sedaris, Vancouver stages are alive with the sounds and sights of Christmas (or Festivus, if you prefer) this holiday season. Here is some of what’s on – but check the dates; a few of these productions end this week.

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Charlie Brown, Scrooge and David Sedaris – where to see holiday-themed theatre in Vancouver

Six Christmas concerts not to be missed – indie-rock edition

Lovecoast.

Lovecoast.

In the mood for some nontraditional music this holiday season? How about two nights of heavy metal? Or a seven-band indie-rock and -pop lineup? Or, if singer/songwriters are more your style, we’ve got that covered, too.

Here are six must-see shows for the discerning music-lover this month. Mistletoe optional.

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Six Christmas concerts not to be missed – indie-rock edition

A very merry Tim Burton Christmas to you!

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Nightmare Before The Nutcracker at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver, Dec. 5 2014. Kirk Chantraine photo.

A risqué twist on The Nutcracker, Nightmare Before the Nutcracker: A Very Burton Xmas Show returns to the Rio Theatre just in time to put some Tim Burton in your Christmas stocking.

Beetlejuice, Jack Skellington and other figures from Burton films mix with characters from The Nutcracker in an original production that mixes elements of theatre, and circus. And it’s an adults-only show, to boot.

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A very merry Tim Burton Christmas to you!