Tickets go on sale today at noon, for Waters's annual show at the Birchmere, which always sells out well in advance. And no wonder. Who better to celebrate Christmas with than the gay filmmaker who simply adores trash and kitsch and Xmas silliness? As Waters told Metro Weekly before last year's performance: "The show covers every possible thing about bad behavior at Christmas parties, what I want for Christmas, what I'm going to give you for Christmas, how to deal with Christmas. Is Christmas sexy? Is Christmas a gay holiday?" It's scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets are $45. Call 703-549-7500 or visit birchmere.com.
John Waters photographed in his home, Dec. 2009, by Todd Franson.