You can't throw a snowball this week without it hitting a holiday concert. If you're in a jolly mood, The Abominable Snowband is back for its third winter of rocking around the Christmas tree. I'm a sucker for holiday–oriented music, ugly sweaters, and antlers, so I imagine this would be my kind of group. The Abominable Snowband takes traditional arrangements of Yuletide classics and lesser-known numbers like the Snow Miser and Heat Miser songs, reworking them as rock and roll tunes. The local quintet augments its guitar jingle with sleigh bells and tambourines that are occasionally handed out to audience members. Holiday music doesn't always have to be perfect; it just has to be fun.
The Abominable Snowband performs on Saturday, December 21, 10 p.m. at Sticky Lips BBQ, 830 Jefferson Rd., free, stickylipsbbq.com.