When Clark Griswold sets out to create a festive holiday atmosphere in the movie classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” all havoc breaks loose. He staples his sleeve to the gutter, loses his balance on the ladder, slides off the roof and can’t get the 25,000 twinkling lights to work because of faulty wiring. Once the lights do work, he causes a power outage because of the amount of electricity they use.

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The Mid County Performing Arts Company is celebrating its 15th season of bringing “A Whimsical Christmas” to the stage. Under the director of founder Keely Jardell, “A Whimsical Christmas” has become a holiday tradition since 2001, and families from all over Southeast Texas mark this event as one of the official starts to their holiday season.

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It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at Calder Woods in Beaumont. The senior living community invites its friends and neighbors to get into the holiday spirit by participating in its free annual Christmas tradition Tour of Lights to be held Tuesday, Dec. 15. The public is welcome to come and go from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 7080 Calder Ave. Between those times, the senior living community will offer holiday-themed displays and.” 

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Bring family and friends of all ages to see spectacular, dazzling lights, holiday displays, festive trees and a life-size nativity at the sixth annual Shangri La Christmas Strolls, beginning Thursday, Dec. 10, from 6-8 p.m.

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Classic Movie Night will get into the Holiday spirit with the showing of the 1990 Christmas comedy Home Alone on Friday, Dec. 11 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

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