There's two grand holiday traditions in downtown Minneapolis, and only one of them involves elbowing through skyway crowds as you gawk down at garishly-lit parade floats traipsing down Nicollet. The other one sits a few blocks down, in the looming shadows of Target Field's edifice: it's Trailer Trash's Trashy Little X-Mas, a staple of Lee's Liquor Lounge since the early '90s. This irreverent but camaraderie-filled honky-tonk take on the holidays has weathered the ages for a reason, and even in these uncertain times -- Trailer Trash has lamented of elf layoffs and sub-prime defaults being on Santa's agenda -- you can always count on them to provide shit-kicking, beer-drinking, stocking-stuffing good cheer. Expect a set list traditionally heavy on tweaks of traditional carols (including a Kinks-ed up revamp of "Do You Hear What I Hear?"), TV classics ("You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch") and tear-in-your-nog originals ("All I Get for X-Mas Is Lonely"). Holidazzle's fine, but we'll take getting Holisozzled.
Saturdays, 9 p.m.; Fridays, 9 p.m. Starts: Dec. 3. Continues through Dec. 23, 2011