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Ring in the Christmas season with an new installment of The Action Pack’s XMAS POPS SING-ALONG

Come caroling with The Action Pack as you sing along to a two-hour, hand-crafted Christmas present of music — featuring holiday tunes from David Bowie, Mariah Carey,  *NSYNC and more. 

Ring in the Christmas season with an new installment of The Action Pack’s XMAS POPS SING-ALONG

While driving down the street the other day, I punched my radio. After kissing my knuckles and realizing that slamming my fist into a sharp-edged dashboard console wasn't the smartest idea in the world, I asked myself why I had just done that. The answer, I realized, was that I was sick and tired of hearing the same old Christmas songs on the radio for the second week in a row. 

As most Houstonians know, as soon as Thanksgiving is seemingly over half of the city's radio stations switch to playing nothing but Christmas songs on the air. Their playlist is not that impressive. If you do more than an hour's worth of driving in the city per day (and if you live in Houston, you do more than an hour's worth of driving in the city per day), within a week you have heard the entire line-up of Christmas songs most radio stations have to play. By the second week of hearing nothing but "Frosty the Snowman" and "Jingle Bells," you're punching your radio like I did.  

Christmas music doesn't need to drive people towards random acts of violence. Holiday tunes are, after all, some of the happiest, most joyful songs ever penned.

Except for "Christmas Shoes." That song was written for the sole purpose of making children cry and not want to play with their presents.

Well, The Action Pack is occupying Christmas music this year with a full-fledged assault on reclaiming the holiday's supply of songs. A two-hour programming block of subtitled sing-along fun, the XMAS POPS SING-ALONG is a pop-colored sensation with the type of overly-earnest cheese that can only be formed when a normally drug-addled, emotionally-damanged musician decides to make a few bucks this holiday season and rerecord "Little Drummer Boy."

The Action Pack have cobbled together the best holiday songs from the canals of popular culture - stringing them together like popcorn on a piece of string to wrap around a Christmas tree. You'll get such luminary artists as Jessica Simpson, John Denver and the Muppets, *NSYNC, Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Don't worry about coming down with an urge to punch any radios this Christmas season. We guarantee two hours spent in the company of the Action Pack at the XMAS POPS SING-ALONG will have you remembering why you love Christmas music so much in the first place. 

As an added  bonus, if you buy any ticket to a holiday-themed special event at either Alamo Drafthouse location, you'll be given free admission to the XMAS POPS SING-ALONG of your choice. All you need to do is show your ticket stub at the door and we'll show you the way into supreme holiday happiness. It's our gift to you — because Wal-Mart was all out of Big Mouth Billy Basses. 

Thursday, December 15 @ 7:30 PM — Mason Park

Wednesday, December 21 @ 7:30 PM — West Oaks


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