City Weekly – The 12 Arts of Christmas
by Colette A. Finney, Geoff Griffin, Casey Koldewyn, Scott Renshaw and Lee Zimmerman
A delightful dozen options for your holiday entertainment needs.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and for a lot of people, one of the most stressful. Between shopping and dealing with relatives, your kids’ school programs and bad weather, it’s easy to get into a tunnel vision that doesn’t allow you to really feel the spirit of art inspired by the holidays.
Every year, Utah stages overflow with Christmas- and holiday-themed performances, ranging from decades-old traditions to brand-new creations. The examples provided here—with more in our Essentials section, see p. 15—should not be considered a comprehensive list, or cast as secondary anything that we didn’t have time or space to mention. Instead, think of this as a way to start thinking about making art a holiday priority. Slow down for a moment to let creative people share stories and ideas that we all need to remember. Whether you want something comfortably familiar or something that will spark you to ponder the real meaning of Christmas, something for the whole family or something just for the grown-ups, you’ll find a choice that’s right for you.