Latest Holiday Arts Preview 2018 headlines

Ingrid Michaelson.


Ingrid Michaelson is going to have herself a merry little Christmas

A holiday tour brings her to the Orpheum, where she’ll perform selections from her recent “Songs for the Season.”


Grouches are ‘Grinch’ actor Gavin Lee’s specialty

“I love the way audiences connect with these outcasts,” says the star of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” who also played Squidward in “SpongeBob SquarePants” on Broadway.

Ben Lamb and Rose McIver in “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.”


Surprise success of ‘Christmas Prince’ has Netflix planning a royal wedding

The stars of last year’s unlikely holiday hit hope its sequel resonates just as strongly with fans.

Mischa Santora, Boston Ballet’s new music director, watches a rehearsal for “The Nutcracker.”


Conductor embraces the magic of ‘The Nutcracker’

Mischa Santora, Boston Ballet’s new music director, has never conducted the complete ballet. Now he’s diving into a score he calls “miraculous.”

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen will host their own holiday special “A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy.”


Holiday Arts Preview: TV picks

From a RuPaul “drag race” to Disney, an array of holiday specials for TV watchers.

The Tallis Scholars will perform Renaissance Christmas music at Harvard Square’s St. Paul Church on Dec. 7.

Classical Music

Holiday Arts Preview: Classical picks

From carols to cantatas, the classical sounds of the season.

Darlene Love

Pop Music

Holiday Arts Preview: Pop music picks

John Legend, Pentatonix, Michael McDonald, and Darlene Love are among the stars headlining holiday-themed concerts in the Boston area this season.

David Lau and Dorothea Vogel of the storied Gewandhaus Orchestra.


Getting into the Christmas spirit, with Bach

Led by Andris Nelsons, the BSO will be performing the composer’s Christmas Oratorio.

Vincent Ernest Siders and Caitlin Gjerdrum will appear in “A Christmas Carol” at Central Square Theater.


Holiday arts preview: Theater picks

Globe theater critic Don Aucoin’s guide to holiday-season stage productions, including “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,’’ “A Nightmare on Elf Street,’’ and “Black Nativity.’’

Poppy Miller (left) and Jamie Parker in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”


On Broadway, a wizard at midlife, a writer on the hot seat, and a Genie who refuses to be bottled up

Thinking of a theater-centric holiday trip? Here are some great reasons to head to Broadway.

Pixar’s “Incredibles 2.”

holiday DVDs

Deck the halls with discs so jolly

A roundup of DVDs and Blu-rays suitable for giving this holiday season.

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker” is at Emerson Colonial Theatre Dec. 15-16.


Holiday Arts Preview: Dance picks

From “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” to a dance version of Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol,” a bounty of choreography celebrates the season.