‘PAGANS ON BOBSLEDS XXII: NICE AND NAUGHTY’
8 p.m. The Public Theater. $8-$10.

If ever there were a holiday that needed an occasional smart-alecky jab to take the wind out of its sails just a bit, it’s Christmas. And for more than two decades, Red Octopus Theater has been taking that jab, with sketches that (lovingly) skewer those sentimental Yuletide traditions.

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This year marks the 22nd edition of Pagans on Bobsleds, and it will be marked with sketches old and classic, as well as songs, songs, songs. Some of the ol’ faves will include The Solvecki Brothers (“selling their collection of emotional songs for guys”), Fauzio (with “Christmas party fashion tips”) and the Old Lady (who’ll be “wheeled out for a reading from her memoirs”).

New sketches include: “Santas from Around the World,” “Celebrity Wish List,” “Law & Order: North Pole” and “Unjustified Elves.”

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