9 holiday-themed San Diego productions to make your season bright

So you’ve roasted all the chestnuts, decked all the halls and whipped up enough figgy pudding to feed a legion of carolers.

But if you haven’t seen any holiday theater yet, there’s still time to take a break from stringing popcorn and go check out a show.

Here’s a roundup of yuletide-minded productions around the county that will run right up to Christmas — and beyond.

“Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”

An admirably diverse cast lends gentle wit to the local premiere of this piece, a self-styled, yuletide-minded “sequel” to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” Through Dec. 23. New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St., Carlsbad. (760) 433-3245. newvillagearts.org

“Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play”

San Diego Musical Theatre’s song-filled take on the holiday movie favorite is back for a third year, with a mostly new cast but with the same fun, broadcast-style sound effects and spoofy ad spots. Through Dec. 23. San Diego Musical Theatre at the Horton Grand, 444 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. (877) 778-1258. sdmt.org

“La Pastorela de la Familia”

Teatro Mascara Magica’s ever-changing version of “La Pastorela,” a Mexican Christmas tradition, mixes the biblical story of poor shepherds and a meddling Lucifer with topical humor and carols sung in English and Spanish. Through Dec. 23. Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown. teatromascaramagica.org

“A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play”

Scrooge hits the airwaves with this 1940s-set, broadcast-style adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Victorian ghost story. Through Dec. 23. Oceanside Theatre Co. at the Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. (760) 433-8900. oceansidetheatre.org

“Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

The green-furred gift-grabber is grifting again (say that three times fast, while the Grinch steals your presents) in the 21st edition of this beloved holiday musical. Through Dec. 29. Old Globe Theatre’s Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Balboa Park. (619) 234-5623. theoldglobe.org

“A Christmas Carol”

Cygnet’s sublime, richly Victorian celebration of the Dickens classic returns for a fifth season, with festive music and inventive puppetry. Through Dec. 30. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. (619) 337-1525. cygnettheatre.com

“Festival of Christmas: Reaching for the Stars”

Lamb’s Players stages the 41st edition of its music-filled “Festival” tradition — this time with a story of people seeking good tidings (not to mention a little peace) in a bustling commuter neighborhood. Through Dec. 30. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado. (619) 437-6000. lambsplayers.org

“Always … Patsy Cline”

The real-life story of the friendship between the beloved country singer and a loyal fan serves as backdrop to this alternative-holiday showcase of such Cline classics as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Walking After Midnight.” Through Dec. 30. North Coast Rep, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. (858) 481-1055. northcoastrep.org

“Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas”

Black, the country-music superstar who has sold some 20 million albums, lends a collection of his holiday songs to this saga of a soldier returning home from the holidays and seeking reconnection and redemption. Through Dec. 31. Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Balboa Park. (619) 234-5623. theoldglobe.org

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