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Christmas in Hell

From 106 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious

About the show

A wild, irreverent, and surprisingly touching musical comedy about the absurd lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love. More…

Looking for a sweet, wholesome holiday musical? Well, this ain’t it! On Christmas Eve, little 8-year-old Davin is mistakenly taken down to Hell. When he returns, not only has he missed Christmas, but he is devilishly changed. To set things right, his father embarks on a bizarre odyssey that eventually leads him down to Hell itself where he makes a wager with Lucifer he can’t possibly win.


Member Reviews (106)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious
75
Avg Score

72
Slow, Clever

See it if You like kitschy jokes

Don't see it if You’re looking for serious theater

100
Hilarious, Great writing, Edgy, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh and have a great time.

Don't see it if You don’t like crude language or people making fun of Bible characters.

67
Quirky, Ambitious, Bizarre, Disappointing, Strong cast

See it if you are tired of the same old song in holiday entertainment (but is different necessarily good?) Well-directed, strong cast.

Don't see it if you avoid shows that use Charles Manson as a major plot point and profanity indiscriminately. Lyrics sometimes score, music disappointing.

50
Overrated, Great singing, Quirky, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if You like a silly story that did not need to be told. You know someone in the cast.

Don't see it if You value your time.

Also Although my parents and i did not like the show (and we like everythin... Read more Read less

20
Cringy, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if Can't think of much here. Enjoy very bland theater.

Don't see it if You enjoy good acting, writing, or production value.

94
Funny, Great staging, Hilarious, Original

See it if If you are tired of the same old Christmas shows every year and want something new and different. Like funny songs with catchy tunes.

Don't see it if You are bothered by irreverent ideas about the holidays or the F-word.

Also The show was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot. There were e... Read more Read less

77
Indulgent, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You want to get away from Christmas

Don't see it if Its silly very silly

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Funny, Clever, Intelligent

See it if you love intelligent adult humor that will make you guffaw without meaning to, and you're craving a good (and poignant) Christmas message.

Don't see it if you don't like the f-word (They use it), or the G-word (AKA: God), or if you are a cold empty person with no sense of humour

100
Edgy, Clever, Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Not your typical Christmas show extremely entertaining and the time went by so quickly

Don't see it if Not for young children some profanityNot for young children some profanity

95
Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Crazy, Great singing

See it if You are open-minded. If you enjoy strange and funny musicals. You like being surprised.

Don't see it if If you want a normal musical. If you are not willing to have a little fun with Christmas.

92
Funny, Quirky, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like unique funny shows.

Don't see it if You cannot tolerate cursing.

94
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if We loved everything about the show. It was delightful, very well written and performed. Anyone who loves musical theatre should enjoy this.

Don't see it if Foul language bothers you

96
Hilarious, Masterful, Refreshing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You'd like to watch really good artists, singers, costumes, light work, plethora of humor, music really supporting comedy story.

Don't see it if You're accepting only standard classical drama styles.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you want to

Don't see it if you don't want to

100
Hilarious, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if Are you tired of seeing the 'same old' holiday Christmas show? Me too, that's why I went to see X-Mas in Hell.... three times.

Don't see it if Don't see if you're easily offended. Or if you're looking for something with a nativity scene.

90
Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like singing dancing silliness. Clever lyrics and tuneful. Good acting. Great musical comedy with an edge

Don't see it if You are sensitive to vulgarity. It’s hysterical but it’s blue.

100
Clever, Hilarious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like clever humor, some of which gets slipped in quietly as a reward for people paying attention. You like catchy music.

Don't see it if Your sense of humor doesn't mesh with irreverent jokes. You're looking for a traditional Christmas show. You do not approve of the f word.

Also I laughed hard and often. I loved the cast and the story. Visually it ... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Very intertaining show. Great singing. Liked sounds and light effects. Cast is awesome!!!

Don't see it if If you have problem with foul language.

95
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting

See it if ...if you want to see something very different. The show might not be so polished, but it’s one of the most interesting ones I saw lately.

Don't see it if ..if you are looking for serious, thought through play, also be ready for some explicit language, but mind it - those parts are the funniest

Also This show is quickly becoming the talk of the town, so I decided to se... Read more Read less

96
Crazy christmas, Hilarious, Edgy, Funny

See it if For a Christmas show, it is refreshingly different. The songs are great, the story is wild, and it behind it all is a positive message.

Don't see it if I really love Christmas to be as wholesome as it always is. This show pushes things a bit.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Epic, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Very entertaining with loads of laughs. Superbly scored music

Don't see it if Some strong language

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You want to be entertained by a clever and intricately told story with lots of laughs. Great music and talented singers too.

Don't see it if You’re easily offended

100
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if Christmas in Hell is a heckuva good show with a consistently funny book and songs by veteran Hollywood sitcom writer Gary Apple.

Don't see it if ... if you have no sense of humor or mind a little occasional cussing or irreverence.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like cleverly written lines, great acting and singing, and a touching ending!

Don't see it if you want a traditional holiday show or play.

94
Great acting, Funny, Awesome, brilliant music and lyrics, Sardonic message redefining x-mas, Brilliant

See it if See it if you yourself are an iconoclast who enjoys serious satire.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you believe in Santa Claus and "that he knows when you are good or bad, so be good for goodness sake."


December 16th, 2018
"A show must have a minimum of internal logic and some good tunes. 'Christmas in Hell' comes up short on both counts...Lucifer appears only in the second act, which is regrettable...Williams excels at portraying overconfident egomaniacs...A lot happens, none of it memorable except perhaps to dedi...
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December 24th, 2018
“The comedy musical, ‘Christmas In Hell’...bringing plenty of laughs from the crowds with ridiculous musical numbers all done with a live band...While the tale is funny, with hilarious songs...the musical isn't only here for a good laugh. It deals with family, especially the tight bond a child ha...
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December 20th, 2018
"Unfortunately, a fifty-five-year-old bakery item is fresher than some of the gags on offer here...'Christmas in Hell' pretends to be delightfully transgressive, but that's not pine cones and holly berries you smell, it's desperation...The best thing I can say about Bill Castellino's production i...
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December 19th, 2018
"The holiday season is in for an irreverent satirizing in Gary Apple's musical comedy 'Christmas in Hell,' a rude and entertaining fable for adults. With book, music and lyrics by Apple, a writer/producer for television, the show now being produced by The York Theatre Company is a diverting antid...
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