Elmo and his friends star in Sesame Street Live at the Patriot Center. (Sesame Workshop/Vee Corp.)

To give you a taste of the newsletter, here are three of our top picks:

‘A Barnyard Christmas’(Thursday-Saturday) Farm animals set out to help their farmer rediscover the true meaning of Christmas in this play presented by StageCoach Theatre Company.

‘Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music’ (Thursday-Sunday) Elmo and his friends discover that almost anything can become a musical instrument in this live show.

Yosi and the Super Dads (Sunday) The kid-friendly rock band performs a Hanukkah concert.

Voting has closed for the Holiday Wrapping Paper Contest, but you can still view the “adorable mentions” plucked from more than 600 entries.