Only precocious eight-year-olds find the prospect of being "Home Alone" at Christmas all that exciting. For those of us who are older and wiser (and still single) there's The 12 Dates of Christmas, a funny and touching one-woman show about being surrounded by holiday cheer when you're miserable. When Mary sees her fiancé making out with his co-worker on national TV at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, she dumps him and drops her engagement ring into a Salvation Army kettle. She then spends the next year being set up, hooked up, strung up, and fed up as she navigates her life "alone" as a New York actor in her thirties. Kelly Criss directs this exceptional play that's quickly becoming a holiday tradition in its own right at Aurora Theatre.