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Have a blue Christmas with Flaco Jimenez and more events

Arianna Auber
Accordion legend Flaco Jimenez brings back his Blue Christmas show with Conjunto Los Pinkys at Antone's. [Erika Rich for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Flaco Jimenez's 2nd Annual Blue Christmas Dance Party at Antone's

8 p.m. Dec. 25. $15. 305 E. Fifth St.

Once all the presents have been unwrapped and appreciated, the Christmas Day feast consumed, what's left but to spend the rest of the holiday enjoying live music? Jimenez, the six-time Grammy Award-winning Tejano accordion player, has a special Christmas treat in store for Austin music lovers. His second annual Blue Christmas Dance Party will feature Conjunto Los Pinkys, the 25-year-old Texas-style local conjunto group. Prepare to dance the night away.

Home for the Holidays: "It's a Wonderful Life" at AFS Cinema

7 p.m. Dec. 25. $11.25. 6406 N. Interstate 35 Ste. 3100.

Close out your Christmas by counting your blessings. There's a reason why the Frank Capra classic starring Jimmy Stewart has become a tradition we watch every holiday season — it is an honest film full of deep, real emotion. Stewart is George Bailey, a good man with high values who finds himself struggling one Christmas Eve with the direction his life has gone, but he receives a little angelic assistance just in time to be grateful for what he has.

"A Christmas Carol" at Zach Theatre

7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with additional performance 7:30 p.m. Dec. 25. $30-$170. Topfer Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541,

Jaston Williams of "Greater Tuna" fame returns to play Ebenezer Scrooge in the play that has become a Zach Theatre tradition — and also not like any versions of "A Christmas Carol" you might have seen before. This inspired adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras, thanks to three soulful ghosts and more. And it all ends with a rousing sing-along with the cast that might just get you dancing in your seat.

Winter Wonderland

6 p.m. Dec. 25-30. $16. Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

Winter is coming ... to the Circuit of the Americas. The second annual Winter Wonderland at the Circuit offers a completely new, immersive experience. Look for the Chinese Lantern Festival, a display of illuminated hand-crafted sculptures using a traditional technique. The evening also includes carnival games and rides, a tunnel of light, the largest outdoor skating rink in Texas and more. Did we mention camel rides? — Joe Gross