While Mayanist scholars dispute whether December 21, the last day of a 5125-year cycle of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, is a harbinger of any world-ending cosmic event, it would be a deliciously ironic upending of the holiday season. Those plunderers of VHS-trapped gems of awfulness, Everything is Terrible!, are prepared for both with their Holiday Special 2012! Cataclysmic Transformation! live event at FilmBar on Wednesday, December 19.

The EIT! crew mines thrift stores for tossed videos to find baffling clips of hilarious weirdness. Over the past five years, they’ve collected quite the treasure trove of Yuletide-themed oddities including sexy Santas, Nazi elves, and countless goofball Christmas choirs. EIT! accompanies the clips with wild costumes, puppets, and singalongs all make it worth your while, too.

Wed., Dec. 19, 8 & 10 p.m., 2012
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Jose Gonzalez