Pictured above: A Studio Tenn Christmas. Seasonal joy is bountiful on stages throughout Middle Tennessee with a bevy of holiday dance and theater shows for your family to enjoy. Mark your calendars for these goodies:


A Christmas Carol Lakewood Theatre Company, Old Hickory Through Dec. 18 A Christmas Carol: The Broadway Musical Capitol Theatre, Lebanon Through Dec. 10 A Christmas Story Nashville Rep at TPAC's Johnson Theater Through Dec. 21 Glad Tidings Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre Through Friday, Dec. 30 Nashville's Nutcracker Nashville Ballet at TPAC's Jackson Hall Through Dec. 23 Nuncrackers Larry Keeton Dinner Theatre, Donelson Through Dec. 18 Santa's Got a Brand New Bag (children's show) Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Nashville Through Dec. 17 Sorry! Wrong Chimney! Encore Theatre Company, Mt. Juliet Dec. 9 - 18 The Twelve Dates of Christmas Tennessee Women's Theatre Project at Looby Theater, Nashville Through Dec. 11


The Christmas Schooner Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro Through Dec. 18 Christmas with Forever Abbey Road Arts Center of Cannon County Saturday, Dec. 17 Elf Jr. the Musical Arts Center of Cannon County Dec. 9 - 11 Holiday Double Header: A Charlie Brown Christmas & The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Murfreesboro Little Theatre, Murfreesboro Through Dec. 17 It's a Wonderful Life Springhouse Theatre Company, Smyrna Dec. 9 - 18 Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr. Perform Murfreesboro at The Washington Theatre, Murfreesboro Dec. 16 - 18 Nuncrackers Towne Centre Theatre, Brentwood Through Dec. 17


Plaid Tidings Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, Hendersonville Through Sunday, Dec. 11 Winter Wonderettes: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Actor's Point Theatre, Hendersonville Dec. 15 - 18


Scrooge the Musical Pull-Tight Theatre, Franklin Through Dec. 17 A Studio Tenn Christmas Jamison Theater at The Factory, Franklin Dec. 8 - 18