Steve Pineo's Christmas Show
My most popular and enduring show. The Christmas Show started as an offshoot of Steve Pineo with horns and was also loosely based on the “I Hate Christmas” concert that I put together at Morgan’s Pub in the early 90’s.
That was the show for which Tim Williams wrote “I Got Everything for Christmas But a Cure for the Blues” We did all the songs about Christmas in the drunk tank, prison etc. It was a gas and very therapeutic. I made sure we kept the irreverence in the second incarnation of the Christmas show. We do a yodelling version of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”, a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons like version of “Ding Dong Merrily on High”, and a surf rock version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. We also do a few tear jerkers. During an offertory song, we collect money for deserving people in the community and over the last three years, we raised almost $10,000! The Christmas Show happens the first or second week of December each year at Ironwood Stage and Grill.