It’s Christmas – oh, yes it is!

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It’s Christmas!!

Oh no it isn’t…Oh, yes it is!

That’s right Christmas fans – snow is falling, a winter nip is in the air, the windows on the advent calendar are gradually popping open and panto season *squeals* is finally upon us!

We Brits have been in love with festive pantomimes for centuries – oh, yes we have! – so it’s no surprise that, over the years, going to see a Christmas show has become something of a seasonal tradition.

While a Christmas panto is an event sure to have children smiling with festive glee – not to mention shouting ‘It’s behind you!!!’ – panto-going adults are sure to find that a little seasonal show-going will boost their Christmas cheer levels too.

And with so many Christmas pantos on offer, you’re sure to find a seasonal show that won’t have you booing and hissing for all the wrong reasons.

If your idea of a Christmas star doesn’t necessarily involve a tree-topper, a celeb-studded panto could just be the perfect Christmas treat for you – and with EastEnder’s Barbara Windsor appearing in the Bristol Hippodrome’s production of Dick Whittington, Baywatch’s Pamela Anderson appearing at the Liverpool Empire’s Aladdin and Coronation Street’s Tina O’Brien appearing in Manchester Opera House’s Snow White, there’s plenty of Christmas stars to draw you toward the bright lights of panto this festive season.

Though child-weary adults could always opt to leave the children to gorge on a selection box or two, and sneak off to indulge in some theatre more aimed at adult audiences and an evening free of present wrapping, carol singing and tree-decorating.

With theatre shows including Oliver!, Wicked and Les Miserables on offer, there’s plenty to please even the most scrooge-like of panto humbugs this Christmas.

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