Holiday events: Onstage

Cutno Dance Center's Holiday Cheer: Nutcracker in the City was featured in the Nov. 15 Applause holiday preview.

MISCONCEPTION: THE LOST GOSPEL OF CHRISTMAS: Original musical comedy by Mark Swanson 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 13-15, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $30; (706) 722-3322,

CHRISTMAS BELLES: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, William Miller Bouknight Theatre, 405 Main St., Edgefield, S.C.; Edgefield County Theatre Co.; (803) 637-3833, edgefieldcountytheatre

HOLIDAY CHEER: NUTCRACKER IN THE CITY: Presented by Cutno Dance Center; noon Saturday, Dec. 15, Augusta Preparatory Day School Hull Fine Arts Center, 285 Flowing Wells Road; $15 advance, $18 at door; (706) 364-3442,

BEHOLD THE STAR 2012: Presented by Braefoot Productions Inc./Creative Impressions; 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, $15, ages 12 and younger $10; 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, $20; ages 60 and older $18; children and col­lege students with ID $10; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; (706) 667-4100

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My family often accuses me of being a difficult person to Christmas shop for. While it is true that my tastes run toward the particular and tend to lean heavily on easy-to-wrap standards such as books and records, I believe that as I get older, I’m less concerned with the item than the idea. Give me something I believe you have thought about and carefully considered, and I’m happy. The present clearly purchased at the drug store the day before is met with considerably less enthusiasm.

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