Have Yourself a Nasty Little Xmas

The commercialization of December 25 has steadily risen since a bald kid named Charlie Brown lamented killing a tree. It’s an annoying trend that some downtown Phoenix performance artists have taken as an opportunity to flip off ol’ St. Nick for the past 23 years. But with the almighty dollar in the shitter these days, the angsty Valley scenesters are closing up shop, as well.

That’s right. The mockery that is the annual Bad Xmas Pageant is going buh-bye after its final performance. Why? Simply put, "We're tired," says participating artist Jeff Falk. However, the anti-holiday extravaganza will go out with a bang rather than a whimper, thanks to special bits such as Steve Gompf's nasty seasonal treat "Rudolph the Tourette's Syndrome Reindeer."

Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m., 2008
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Jose Gonzalez