Theater companies stage holiday offerings

November 25, 2014 4:46 PM

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This holiday sequel to "Smoke on the Mountain" is set on Christmas Eve 1941, less than a month after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The singing Sanders family is performing the last of its gospel shows before the eldest son departs for service in World War II - but the characters' quirky humor and bluegrass stylings keep things pretty upbeat nonetheless. Dec. 4-23; Texas Repertory Theatre Co., 14243 Stuebner Airline; 281-583-7573,

One of the best-loved holiday movies takes the stage in this adaptation, based on Valentine Davies' original story and the 1947 film that won multiple Oscars. Lovable old Kris Kringle seems to have found the perfect gig as Santa at Macy's in New York - until his claims that he really is Santa Claus ...

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