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These chill Christmas events are the ideal outings to keep your inner introvert satisfied
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Caroline Curmi

Christmas may be the most beautiful time of the year, but for the more introverted ones amongst us, it is also one of the more draining periods. While we are tempted by the idea of festive celebrations and Christmas parties, we much prefer being around people without fearing excessive social interaction.

If you need a relaxed yet pleasant outing to help cool you down, here are our suggestions for you this Christmas season:

1. Home Alone at Citylights City Bar

Picture this: everyone’s all-time favourite Christmas film showing on Christmas day in a quaint cinema bar in one of Valletta’s side streets. With most of the population knocked out by a food coma well into Boxing Day, it's the perfect tonic for those who do actually manage to survive their heavy Christmas lunch. 

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2. The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker

Nothing screams Christmas louder than the Nutcracker. If you, like me, grew up watching Barbie's reinterpretation of the ballet, then this is one event your inner child will not want you to miss. With two separate viewings, one on Friday 20th December at 8.30pm and another on Sunday 22nd December at 4pm at Eden Cinemas, the screenings promise all the magic, allure and majesty of a classic Christmas ballet without the need to travel halfway across Europe.

3. Bolshoi Encore: The Nutcracker

If you're unable to make the two previous dates, fear not for we have a solution for you! The same story and music but choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich, it transforms Boxing Day into the ultimate Christmas fairytale extravaganza. Featuring the illustrious Bolshoi Ballet, the viewing will be hosted by Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta on Thursday 26th December at 6.30pm.

4. The King and I: Live from the London Palladium

Realistically speaking, the festive season is the only time you can burst into song randomly without receiving too much judgement from those around you. The King and I may not exactly be the go-to musical selection for the season, yet it qualifies as one of the most visually stunning musicals to have ever been produced and its songs will have you humming along in your seat without even realising it! Perfect for those who need a quick fix from a lowly Christmas spirit. The musical will be screened on Saturday 28th December at 6pm and again on Saturday 25th January 2020 at Spazju Kreattiv.

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Which one will you be going for?

20th December 2019


Caroline Curmi
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Caroline Curmi
When she’s not having a quarter-life crisis, Caroline is either drawing in a café, frittering her salary on sushi or swearing at traffic in full-on Gozitan. There is also the occasional daytime drink somewhere in the equation. Or two. A creative must be allowed at least one vice.

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