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Pennzoil Choir The 40-member Pennzoil Choir delivers three 45-minute performances. The choir will sing holiday melodies in this, its 14th annual performance. Thu., Dec. 16. Pennzoil Place Lobby, 700 Milam. Free.

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Christmas Attitudes The Pasadena Little Theatre presents Christmas Attitudes, a series of short plays about Christmas attitudes. The six comic playlets include a skit about a man who becomes despondent because no one will let him be Santa Claus. Fri. & Sat., Dec. 17 & 18, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 19, 3 p.m. The Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen-Genoa Road, 649-2558. $4.

The Christmas Memory Bettye Fitzpatrick and Beth Sanford present their rendition of this play,.an adaptation of the Truman Capote story that details the way Buddy and Cousin Sook prepare for their unusual Christmas. Christ Church Cathedaral, Latham Auditorium, 1117 Texas, 222-7216. Dec. 17, 18, 21-24 & 28, 10 a.m.; Dec. 20, 21, 27 & 28, 12:15 p.m.; Dec. 20, 27, 1:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m.; Tue., Dec. 14, 6 p.m. $7.

Christmas Present Gary Laird's holiday romantic comedy involves a tangle of gay lovers. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m. Kuumba House, 3414 La Branch, 439-1825. Thru Dec. 18. $12.

Snow Child A Russian toymaker fashions a little girl out of snow, and is delighted when she becomes real. Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 4 p.m.; no performances Dec. 24 & 25. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy., 527-8243. Thru Jan. 2. $5-$9.

Tuna Christmas If you've ever lived in a small town, passed through a small town, seen a small town on TV, or realized that the whole world is a small town -- this is your revenge. The boys from Greater Tuna are back, celebrating the country Texas pleasures of gun sales, bouffant hairdos, KKK meetings and of course, the annual yard display contest. If youÕve never seen Tuna, it is an essential Texas experience; if you have, you know why you need to return. Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. Wortham Center, Cullen Theatre, 500 Texas, 629-3700. Thru Dec. 19. 629-3700. $22-$29.

Twelve Steps to a More Dysfunctional Christmas Rob Nash returns with his one-man holiday sequel to the popular comedy Twelve Steps to a More Dysfunctional You. Tue.ÐSat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 6 p.m. Curtains, 3722 Washington, 862-4548. Thru Dec. 26. $10-$15.

Etcetera
Boat Lane Parade This annual parade has grown to be one of the most spectacular lighted boating events in the nation. This year, boaters will compete for 60 awards. Sat., Dec. 18, 6 p.m. Clear Lake, I-45 between Houston and Galveston. 488-7676. Free.

Christmas Lights Tour Visit the neighborhoods where people go all the way to display their Christmas spirit. The Christmas Lights Tour includes transportation for the sightseeing. Thu., Dec. 16, 6:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Leisure Learning Unlimited, 877-1981. Pre-registration required. $15 adults; $10 kids over five.

International Santa Houston's bilingual Santa returns to listen to children'ss Christmas lists in English or Spanish. Mon., Dec. 20, 1-6 p.m. Sharpstown Center, I-59 and Bellaire Blvd., 777-5391. Free.

Winter Day-Camp The University of St. Thomas will host a day-camp for children ages 6-12 during the Holiday season. During this six day session, children can participate in a range of activities, including holiday sports, games and gift-making. Dec. 20-21, 27-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The University of St. Thomas, 3812 Montrose Blvd., 522-7911.

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