Ring In 2018 With Live Jams All Around 2018, Dance Your Ass Off At Lights All Night And Be Terminally Chill With Neon Indian At Trees.

So it’s finally Christmas. You’re probably planning on having dinner with your family and sitting around talking all sorts of shit about each other — all in good fun, of course.

Chances are a few of you will be subjected to those uber cheesy Hallmark movies. And if that’s the case, then, oh boy, do we have a drinking game for you that excellently pairs with the cheesiness of those flick.

The rules are pretty simple. Like any simple drinking game, anytime someone does anything that’s mentioned in the rules — in this case, things like mention of a dead relative, magic deals with angels or new partners being introduced to the family — you take a swig. Told ya. It’s just like any other drinking game.

So there you have it. Have fun today and drink up. And while you’re hanging out with the fam, plan the rest of your week with the following list of Big D happenings.

Tuesday (12.26)

Hot Sauce at Off The Record
Every Tuesday with Jason Robert Burt.

It’s A Dreamy Night With Cameron Smith and Friends at Lola’s Saloon
No cover.

The Big Movie: Christmas in Connecticut at Magnolia Theatre
Showings at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Sonny Digital at Cambridge Room (House of Blues)
Show starts at 8 p.m.

Sixth Annual Classical Ugly Sweater Open Mic at Buzzbrews Kitchen (Lemmon Avenue)
Show up with that ugly sweater!

Wednesday (12.27)

MOJO at Deep Ellum Art Company
Jams from the upcoming funk and electronic band.

A Grunge Celebration at House of Blues
With tributes to Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Bush.

DJ Charles Bubbles at Twilite Lounge
Also known as Chad Stockslager.

Rock-A-Holics at Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Free show.

Apple Cider, Bad Couple, Fantastical Arts at Dallas Comedy House
Three shows in one!

Thursday (12.28)

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
The ultimate Christmas spectacle.

Neon Indian at Trees
With Deep Cuts.

Jason Bolland & The Stragglers at Granada Theater
With Mike & The Moonpies, Ronnie Fauss.

Lou Rebecca at Three Links
With Felt & Fur, Jake Schrock, M’ress.

Nightmare After Christmas at House of Blues
With Dallas Cooper and Le Cure.

Reverend Horton Heat (Solo) at Poor David’s Pub
With Jesse Dayton (also solo).

RTB2 at Main At South Side
With Vincent Neil Emerson.

Koe Wetzel at Billy Bob’s
Show starts at 10:30 p.m.

Friday (12.29)

The Nixons, Bowling For Soup at The Bomb Factory
With Slow Roosevelt, South FM.

Shinyribs at Kessler Theater
With David Beck.

The Suffers at Curtain Club
With Kirk Thurmond.

Forgotten Space New Year’s Run at Deep Ellum Art Company
What should be an epic, three-day show.

Doyle Bramhall III at Granada Theater
With Mur.

Lights All Night at Dallas Market Hall
Dance your ass off.

Eli Young Band at Billy Bob’s Texas
Doors open at 6 p.m.

A Hard Night’s Day at Dan’s Silverleaf
The Beatles tribute plays Lil D.

Pablo & The Hemphill 7 at Main at South Side
With Sage Mode Rex, Neptune Locals.

Robert Earl Keen at House of Blues
The Fam-O-Lee Back To Country Jamboree.

100 % Pure Love Vol. 3 at The Nines
Show up looking like the ’90s.

Henry The Archer, Big Red Ants at Division Brewing
Live tunes and brews.

DJ Pauly D at Lava Cantina
The Jersey Shore comes to The Colony.

Final Friday’s Hip Hop: New Year’s Weekend at Three Links
Start getting in that New Year’s Day spirit.

Saturday (12.30)

Dead Prez at Trees
Saturday Night Fever with Bobby Sessions, RC & the Gritz, DJ Jay Clipp and Topic.

Oh, Sleeper at The Door
The When I Am God 10-year anniversary tour.

Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat at Kessler Theater
With Mike Zito.

Bob Schneider at Granada Theater
With Roxy Roca, Ryan Berg and The Velvet Ears.

Nick Armstrong & The Thieves at Twilite Lounge
Indie rock tunes.

Toadies at Billy Bob’s Texas
Can’t miss show.

Gost at The Rail Club
With Vectorwolf, DJ Priest TD.

Drowning Pool at The Bomb Factory
Let the bodies hit the floor.

Dallas Mavericks Blood Drive at Dallas Mavs New Training Facility
Help out, Dallas!

Ten Hands at Club Dada
With Skinny Cooks.

Vision Board Party at Toasted Coffee + Kitchen
Visualize it and believe.

Sixth Anniversary Party Session II at Peticolas Brewing
Celebrate six years of Velvet Hammer.

Daikaiju Attacks! at Three Links
With American Shit Storm, Bargoyles.

The Freestyle Kings: Lil Flip, E.S.G. at Curtain Club
It’s gonna be lit.

Sunday (12.31)

New Year’s Eve with Ishi at Trees
Ring in that new year!

New Year’s Eve with Sevendust at Canton Hall
With Crobot, Downlo, Stareview.

Dancing & Desserts: NYE at Kessler Theater
With The Signapore Slinger and La Pompe.

10th Annual NYE Bash at Granada Theater
With Texas Gentlemen and Vandoliers.

New Year’s Eve with Hard Night’s Day at Sundown at Granada
Ring in the new year with classic Beatles jams.

Randy Rogers Band New Year’s Eve at Billy Bob’s Texas
Show starts at 10:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Celebration with Solid Rawk at House of Blues
Two free shows!

NYE 2018 at Foundation Room (House of Blues)
With a seven-course dinner!

Gary Owen at Verizon Theatre
The DFW New Year’s Eve takeover.

Disco, TX Does Double Wide
With live performances from Sudie and DJ Blake Ward.

NYE Gala 2018 at The Door, Prophet Bar
Both rooms!

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.

Cover image via Neon Indian Facebook Page.

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