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Entertainment options tend to wither away at the end of December, but the Landless Theatre Company is staging a series of Christmas miracles by producing an entire season-in-miniature over the holiday weekend. Late-night revivals of the company’s cult hits Cannibal! The Musical and Frozty the Abominable Snowman demand parental guidance, but a “straight” adaptation of the oddball classic A Christmas Story shifts the focus to family fun. Film buffs will likely notice a few minor alterations in Philip Grecian’s stage adaptation: Grecian goes the Our Town route by expanding the character palette and giving the narrator an onstage presence. Of course, Grover’s Corners never had a brusque department store Santa Claus to contend with; it’s worth checking out the company’s production just to see how they’ll stage the pivotal moment in Ralphie’s pursuit of his coveted Red Ryder BB gun. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Gala Theatre at Tivoli Square, 3333 14th St. NW; see City List for a complete schedule. $20. (301) 613-7133. (Nick Green)