Yule appeal

By COLE HADDON  |  December 10, 2007

So what can we expect from the 2nd Annual Aimee Mann Christmas Show?
I don’t know. I don’t have the cast completely down yet, so I’m not sure who’s going to be in what city. Paul F. Tompkins is my main MC. In Boston, Fred Armisen from Saturday Night Live should be with us. Probably Joe Henry.

Somewhere down the line this year, I forgot the name of the show was actually the Aimee Mann Christmas Show and had started calling it your holiday show. That certainly would have been the PC title. Was keeping the Christmas in it a small act of rebellion on your part?
 How much of a Scrooge do you have to be not to like Christmas? It’s fun and it’s dopy. Why not call it a Christmas show? Should I have called it a “holiday show”? I think that’s kind of dumb. Christmas is an established holiday. People have a problem with the tree, but it’s just a tree. It’s not even a religious symbol, it’s a pagan symbol. So’s Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, just pagan symbols turned into commercial symbols. There’s not really much to object to. Baby Jesus isn’t going to make an appearance. Actually, that’s a good idea. Maybe Paul F. Tompkins could play Baby Jesus.

AIMEE MANN’S 2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW | Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston | December 16 AT 7:30 PM | $36.60 | 617.931.2000

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