Jane Siberry has a knack for making movie music. Her melodies are filled with gut-wrenching anxiety, while her lyrics recollect childlike smatterings of ideas that have heightened scenes from The Crow and Wim Wender’s Until the End of the World. This year, her spooky voice, reminiscent of Kate Bush without the pyrotechnics, provides the lumps in the figgy pudding on Child (Music for the Christmas Season), a live recording from her concert series at Manhattan’s Bottom Line in December ’96. Of course, the most ebullient song on the double CD, “Shir Amami,” turns out to be a klezmer tune, and her wintry Canadian homage “Hockey” reminds one how weak Washington slush is, but her roundabout routes start and end with the engine behind all the Christmas panic, the children. Join the Siberry drama department with Deanna Kirk at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $17.50. (703) 549-7500. (Ginger Eckert)