So whether its the double-entendres of a pantomime, the singalong factor of a hit musical or heart-warming tales that bring the sentiment of the season alive, here is Weekend Notes guide to the top theatre shows to see this Christmas.
The BFG Birmingham Repetory Theatre
November 26, 2014 - January 24, 2015
The BFG offers a heart-warming tale for children this Christmas
The heartwarming tale by Roald Dahl has been adapted by David Wood for a new stage production at The Rep.
The BFG tells the story of orphan Sophie, who is snatched from her orphanage by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and whisked away to his home in Giant Country.
Rather than being a monster, this giant collects sweet dreams and delivers them to children. Through a series of adventures, Sophie and the BFG go in search of dreams but also find demons like the Bloodbottler and the Fleshlumpeater.
Jersey Boys New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham December 9, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Hit musical Jersey Boys comes to Birmingham
The internationally acclaimed musical Jersey Boys tours to Birmingham for the first time to retell the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
It's one of the glitziest feel-good musicals in the city this Christmas featuring a jukebox of legendary hits including Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Oh What a Night, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby and Big Girls Don't Cry.
This show is set to be slick as it has won Tony, Olivier and Grammy awards for best musical and is so popular, it has been seen by over 19 million people worldwide.
The Christmas Truce
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
November 29, 2014 - January 31, 2015
The Christmas Truce is set during the First World War
Keeping with the First World War anniversary, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) performs the uplifting tale of The Christmas Truce.
This play, suitable for children aged nine and older, is set in the trenches on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in 1914 and based on real-life events when men from both sides of the war came together just for Christmas.
It follows soldiers in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment who break down barriers with their German counterparts after hearing them singing carols from the other side of no-man's land.
Tickets cost £8 to £57.50 and are available by calling 0844 800 1110 or from the RSC website.
Jack and The Beanstalk
December 19, 2014 - February 1, 2015
An all-star cast for Birmingham panto Jack and the Beanstalk
Birmingham Hippodrome's panto keeps on breaking records as the biggest in the country and it plans to continue with an all-star cast.
Jack and The Beanstalk stars Jane McDonald, Duncan James from pop group Blue, Chris Gascoyne, comedian Gary Wilmot, Paul Zerdin and Matt Slack.
A Hippodrome insider said: "Packed with magical special effects, breath-taking musical numbers and hilarious comedy this year's star-studded panto will be bigger than ever!"
December 11, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Aladdin panto in Malvern stars TV actor Robert Powell
This panto stars British TV and film star Robert Powell - oh yes it does!
Known for his roles in movie Jesus of Nazareth and BBC comedy The Detectives, Powell looks to his wicked side to play baddie Abanazar.
With flying carpets, a genie and Widow Twankey, there's plenty of adventure for all the family as we see the poor son of a laundry owner Aladdin, played by Hi-5's Chris Edgerley, battle to win the heart of the princess.
The show also stars Channel 5's Milkshake presenter Derek Moran as Wishee Washee.
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Nov 26, 2014 – January 10, 2015
Aladdin is this year's panto at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
Watch Aladdin attempt to win the heart of the beautiful princess even though a law has decreed she can only marry a prince. It's an Arabian adventure with plenty of laughs along the way for all the family.
Tickets cost £13.25 - £21.75, children from £8.25, concessions from £10.25 – £18.75, and are available from the Belgrade Theatre website.