The Cynical Side of Santa


Posted on December 19, 2012 by Tyra Sutak, 8z Pulse Contributor

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So often, Christmas-themed movies, musicals and plays make their way into our Christmas traditions. We press pause on the unavoidable stress of the holidays and gather together to watch Macaulay Culkin triumph over evil to celebrate Christmas with his family. We furrow our brows when Scrooge refuses to help poor Tiny Tim, and we tear up, just a little, when Santa finally asks poor Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to guide his sleigh.

This year, I’m bypassing the classics of Christmas past and pressing pause on the holidays for some new Christmas-themed entertainment.  The Boulder Ensemble Theater Company will be performing “The SantaLand Diaries”—the stage adaptation of one of David Sedaris’ hilarious essays recounting his stint as an elf working in a Macy’s Santaland, through December 24th at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. The show’s material is for ages 13 and up, so leave the little ones at home and be prepared to laugh! The show promises to sneak its way to the top of your favorite Christmas traditions.