Things to do for December 23, 2010

The Weekender

Sexy Santas, Chinese Food and a Matzo Ball

The weekend is sledding when it should be shopping.

Thursday
Partying with Sexy Santas and Eggnog
NOG’N

Partying with Sexy Santas and Eggnog

Some get in the holiday spirit by dressing in an ugly sweater. You head to a debaucherous party filled with DJ-backed tunes, gratis bowls of eggnog spiked with two different rums and plenty of sexy Santas to pose for pictures by the fireplace. Let’s hope they’re female.

Dec 23, 10pm-2am, cash bar, Woodward at the Ames, 1 Court St, 617-979-8200

A Live Romantic Comedy, Sans Romance
HUGH GRANT-LESS

A Live Romantic Comedy, Sans Romance

Except for the Keira Knightley scenes, Love Actually was pretty intolerable. So you’ll want to check out Love Seasonally, the sarcastic, sometimes-raunchy tribute to the film, brought to you by the ad-lib masters at Improv Boston. Yes, there will be an awkward office party scene.

Dec 23, 8pm, $16, Improv Boston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge, 617-576-1253, tickets here

Friday
The Regal Beagle Goes Chinese Food
NEW TRADITIONS

The Regal Beagle Goes Chinese Food

Hitting a Chinese food joint on Christmas Eve is a hallowed tradition. The catch: you have to go to a Chinese food joint. Changing that is the Regal Beagle, which will be offering a Chinese menu (crab rangoon, crispy chicken wings) and fish bowl drinks. No, you won’t be hungry an hour later.

Royale’s Christmas Eve Matzo Ball
DON’T WAIT UP, SANTA

Royale’s Christmas Eve Matzo Ball

You’re a little too old for leaving milk and cookies out for Santa. (That routine ended last year.) So no matter what your faith, you might as well treat Christmas Eve like any other big Friday. Hence, Matzo Ball at Royale, a monstrous, DJ-fueled, all-night bash. Dreidel optional.

Sunday
Your New Favorite Hash Brown
BIG BREAKFAST

Your New Favorite Hash Brown

This is no McDonald’s potato wafer (although you love those). This is a hamburger patty–sized Pork Stuffed Hash Brown, also known as hash brown 2.0. If you’re imagining a monster portion of crispy, golden hash browns filled with pork, Vermont cheddar and jalapeño hollandaise... you’re imagining correctly.

Now available, $11.50, Met Back Bay, 279 Dartmouth St, 617-267-0451

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