Town Hall Seattle offers an alternative to your usual candy-coated Christmas entertainment with a holiday edition of its popular literary-performance series. Historian Paul Dorpat, program curator Jean Sherrard and Marianne Owen bring this year's crop of non-traditional holiday tales, poems and musical fanfare to life on the Town Hall stage. Stories include Alan Gurganus' "It Had Wings," Nabokov's uplifting, yet tragic tale "Christmas," Ken Kesey's laugh-ridden "Skid Row Santa," Michael Tournier's "Mother Christmas" and E.B. White's "The Passing of Alpheus W. Halliday." Rounding out this year's Rogue's Christmas is the return of local quartet Pineola, plus a surprise guest who'll read a legalese-inspired spoof of "The Night Before Christmas."