HomeGrown Theatre is doing its best to merge Christmas and Halloween into nights of scare-filled puppetry. The theater has dubbed its 6th Annual Horrific Puppet Affair A Very Horrific Holiday Special, and will be "bringing together local playwrights, puppeteers and playmakers for a puppet cabaret crammed full of original tales of horror" at Woodland Empire Ale Craft. Kick off the season Friday, Dec. 8, with a by-donation preview night. HPA runs through Saturday, Dec. 23, and the titles of the plays—including "My SAD Ghost" by Matthew Baltzell, "Santa Claws is Coming to Town" by Ashley Howell and Ashley Townend, and "Krampusnacht," an Opera Elect collaboration—really do say it all. Enjoy the show with Woodland Empire Ale Craft suds and bites from Manfred's Catering.