|Photo: Greg Gorman|
John Waters loves Christmas. He just celebrates it in his own unique way.
"This year, I'm having everyone over to my house, and it's actually going to be very traditional," the actor/director says of his holiday plans for this year. "Well, sort of. It's my own version of what's traditional. Like I have an electric chair decorated instead of a tree, and one of its legs is in a Christmas-tree stand. I have lots of things like that; it's just my version of tradition."
It's because of that unique sense of humor that Waters's hilarious, off-center, and slightly uncomfortable one-man holiday show has been going strong for the past 10 years. This weekend, the "Prince of Puke" comes to town to spread holiday cheer with A John Waters Christmas.
Before his triumphant yuletide return, the man who brought us classic films such as Hairspray
and Cry Baby
sat down with City Pages to explain why the holidays make him feel like "a drag queen on Halloween." Related stories:
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