By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Steve Brennan
By Joseph Hess
By Allsion Babka
By Kelsey McClure
By RFT Music
By Christian Schaeffer
By Gabriel San Roman
Marshall Fanciullo: I would like to wake up and unwrap Scarlett Johansson on Christmas morning. I can't think of anything else that would make the world a better place than having ScarJo and myself finally commence our love. It's a gift that really everyone can enjoy, and isn't that what the holidays are about? Thinking of others? That being said — Scarlett, if you're reading this, let's do the world a favor this year, put our wants aside and give back. See you on the 25th!
Matt Palermo: Warmth. I would love warmth for Christmas. "Let it snow?" No. We'll get plenty of that next month. Let it be warm. Let me not use my space heater. Other than that? I'm hooked on Nintendo Wii, but maybe that's just because I've only played it a few times. Does it get old fast? I hope not. I don't really have a Christmas list this year, is it a getting-older thing or do I already have everything I could possibly want? And what do I get for family and friends? How do I afford gifts on such a low budget? Why is Christmas confusing me now? Christmas used to be so easy. — Annie Zaleski
8 p.m. Thursday, December 27. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard. $8 to $10. 314-726-6161.