Members of the fictitious Channel 10 television staff have their differences over a proposed Christmas party. From left: Amanda Williamson, a junior from Simpsonville; “news anchor” Meredith Cave, a junior from Nicholasville; and “stage manager” Becca Cason, a freshman from Louisville.

Do you ever become unnerved by your hectic schedule around the holiday season – not to mention strained family dynamics and commercialism? Try a little laughter – and we mean little, 45 minutes worth – in the College’s Ruth Pearce Wilson Lab Theatre this weekend.

Dr. Ed Smith’s original comedy, “Merry Freaking Christmas,” is scheduled for a second and final weekend run, Dec. 9-11; curtain time is 8 p.m. nightly. Call 502-863-8134 to reserve tickets; $3 students, $5 adults.

This collaboration of stories began as a class project six years ago and was put together by Smith of the Theatre & Performance Studies department. It has been likened to skits on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Smith said the play “shows what a freak show Christmas can be.”