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In the event that you’ve been spared the requisite family fare this week, you’re in good company. There are a surprising number of Christmas week parties in the city. For a mellow evening, head to Halcyon for its fifth annual JEWISH X-MAS: CHINESE AND A MOVIE. The nice kids at the Brooklyn café serve up all-you-can-eat veggie Chinese fare while BLAZING SADDLES plays on the big screen—all for just 10 bucks.

Wednesday @ 8, Halcyon, 227 Smith St, Brooklyn, 718.260.WAXY


For a more rowdy Christmas Eve party, head to the JAPS VS. JEWS THIRD ANNUAL X-MAS EVE CELEBRATION (hey, don’t yell at me—I didn’t make up the title). Presented by the con-fu-sion crew, the bash features Hiro, Ori, Ulysses, Fried Chicken, and Baron Von Butterplump on the decks, spinning a mishmash of house, techno, and whatever else they find in their stockings.

Wednesday @ 10, Filter 14, 432 W 14th, 212.366.5680


On Christmas Day proper, de-stress after time with the fam at A MIDWINTER’S NIGHT DREAM. On offer: cozy couches, flavored tobacco in hookahs, house music provided by Wave Music’s Joann Jimenez and DJ True, two-for-one drink specials, and Jolly Rancher shots. Also, they say to bring your “unwanted gifts” and exchange them in secrecy with people you don’t know!

Thursday @ 10, Falucka Lounge, 162 Bleecker, 212.777.4555


The day after Christmas, get messy and drunk with the Refuse! 1515 crew. This is what they do best, after all. Spinning electro/disco/Italo/techno/booty music are Ben Rymer of the Fat Truckers, Matt and Gabe of the Rapture, Max Pask, and James Fucking Friedman.

Friday @ 10, APT, 419 W 13th, 212.414.4245


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