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Xmas Xtravaganza

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Editorial Review

There are two responses to the madness of the holiday season: Bury your head and pretend it's not happening, or embrace it in all its candy-caned, tinseled, tacky glory. Rams Head Tavern is taking the latter path: the Xmas Xtravaganza happy hour, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m., will give out prizes for the tackiest homemade Christmas tree ornament, the "best" Christmas socks and the ugliest holiday sweater. (The rewards aren't too shabby, either: prizes include four tickets for any show at Rams Head Live through the end of February.) Bring your ornament to hang on the bar's tree, and watch "A Christmas Story" on repeat while sipping $2.50 eggnog and cider cocktails and listening to seasonal tunes. That should make spirits bright.