"What Christmas Means to Me"

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
$39.00 Matinee (includes lunch, show, tax and gratuity) with a cash bar $25.00 Evening with cash bar

"What Christmas Means to Me" is a holiday musical revue tailor made to kick off the holiday season. This one stop shopping dining and musical event is a perfect solution for family, office or friends holiday gatherings.
Choice of four performances: Wednesday, December 6 at noon ~ Thursday, December 7 at noon ~ Friday, December 8 at noon and 8pm. Advance reservations recommended as shows frequently sell out.

The Patriot Ledger says: "A snappy procession of songs and gags! "What Christmas Means to Me" flows easily from smart-seasonal monologues to sentimental caroling; the performers submit, to your approval, some fine hamming, and they sing with confidence, commitment and skill! Standard carols are blended with musical parodies In between are sketches that aim to get at, if not the true meaning of Christmas, then at least a truer version than the consumerism-obsessed, pop-culture treatment most apparent during the holiday season!"

The Mariner Newspapers says: "What Christmas Means to Me" is a heartfelt tribute to the holiday season that also knows when to put tongue firmly in cheek! There is no plot, just a series of songs, familiar and not so familiar, to take people's minds off the hustle and bustle of Christmas. They explore everything from parody ("The 12 Days of Christmas") to the traditional (O Holy Night.") So if one is tired of trying to get through the endless lines to see "A Christmas Carol," the light and lively "What Christmas Means to Me" is a heartening way to take your mind off the holiday crush!"

Conceived and Directed by John F. McDonald, Jr., “What Christmas Means to Me” is a bright and enthusiastic musical revue featuring “traditional” and “not so traditional” holiday songs and monologues. The show is rich in variety and has a consistently high quality of music with a superb cast of performers. We even have a sing-along and holiday contest with prizes for our audiences.

Mr. McDonald’s concept is to keep things simple while maintaining a fast pace. The review is presented in one act. McDonald presents finely tuned monologues and well crafted production values that are sure to please all who attend the event. He uses intricate harmonies and carefully chosen solo pieces that bring the audience along an entertaining musical journey from childhood through adulthood. “You will be hard pressed to find a person in our audiences who won’t be able to relate in some way to this sentimental production” states McDonald.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Common Market (617) 773-9532 or JM Productions (857) 333 ~ 4199

Seating is fist come first served with no reserved seating in the evening unless you are in a party of 8 or more (we must know this in advance)! Please do not arrive any earlier than one half hour of performance. Assigned seating takes place at all matinees as lunch is served. In the evening you are welcome to make reservations for dining at The Common Market in advance of the show. there is only a cash bar at the evening performance in the cabaret room.

What's the refund policy?
No refunds or exchanges unless JM Productions or The Common Market cancels due to weather or other unforeseen issues at the venue or with the performers.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There is a cash bar at the evening performance.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Plenty of parking to the left and right of the main entrance. There is elevator service for handicapped guests.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is always best to have your printed ticket however, we usually check in using your last name.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
It is difficult for us to process you quickly at the door if your name does not appear on the manifest. Please be sure to give the name first of the person who purchased the ticket to help expedite the process.

Common Market Restaurants
97 Willard St
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-9532


JM Productions
PO Box 2313
Quincy, MA 02269
Phone: 857-333-4199