This week's best bets: Dec. 18

If all you want for Christmas is a good holiday show, you’re in luck. Atop our wish list: “Lyle the Crocodile” at Synchronicity Theatre, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at the Center for Puppetry Arts and “The 12 Dates of Christmas,” in its last weekend, at Aurora Theatre.

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This week's best bets: Dec. 4

If you’re not into Christmas shows, you’re kind of scrooged right now. But there is much to choose from, for the young, the old, the perverse, families and grownups. If you just can’t go there — and regardless — we suggest “Murder Ballad” (last chance) at Actor’s Express and/or “Morgan Freeman Presents … ” at Dad’s Garage. Cheers!

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This weekend's best bets: Dec. 12

If you’re not in the holiday spirit, hold on, 7 Stages “Krampus Xmas” is coming! Until then, give into the merriment of holiday shows and a few choices that are season neutral: Synchronicity’s “Peter Pan & Wendy” and Ballethnic’s “Elevate Remix.” Both will have you flying.

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This weekend's best bets: Dec. 5

Both “Peter Pan & Wendy” at Synchronicity Theatre and a free evening of storytelling at Theatrical Outfit are new and worth your time. And you can’t go wrong with the Alliance Theatre’s “Christmas Carol” or Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” The usual holiday suspects continue on as well.

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This weekend's best bets: Dec. 20 (happy holidays)!

If you’re in the Christmas spirit, we can recommend everything from Synchronicity Theatre’s “A Year With Frog and Toad” and the Alliance’s “A Christmas Carol” to a Very Merry Holiday Pops at the ASO. If not, try 7 Stages’ anti-holiday “Atlanta Xmas Apocalypse,” the Collective Project’s “The Theory of Everything” or Fabrefaction’s “Little Women.”

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