*Disclaimer: None of these parties will be particularly quiet or contemplative (Whew!).
• With distant relatives and enforced gifting on the horizon, we know at least a few of you are looking for a way out. A few untraditional holiday shindigs for you to consider: Expect to see at least one Chucky doll at the Ten Eleven’s Holiday Toy Drive, where Hero to Villain, Afflictive Nature, Echoes, Thin Ice, and Suckerpunch probably won’t be singing Christmas carols ($3 with a toy; 8pm Thu, Dec 23, 1011 Avenue B).
• Channel your inner Heathcliff Huxtable at Aquifer Bar’s Real Ugly Christmas Sweater Party (9pm Thu, Dec 23, 19178 Blanco).
• Forget Christmas. It’ll look more like Halloween when the Phazez/Changez Reunion takes over the basement of Revolution Room. Upstairs, ’Lectro Club reclaims its former digs with a Merry F-In’ X-Mas Dance Party featuring DJ Jester the Filipino Fist (9pm Thu, Dec 23, 8123 Broadway).
• And whether you were born in December or not, DJ Plata wants see you at Saluté’s Decemberz’ Birfdays party (10pm Thu, Dec 23, 2801 N St. Mary’s).