Christmas is going to the Herdman kids and it's like something from a nightmare. Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (based off the book by Barbara Robinson) about a group of unruly kids cast in an annual Christmas pageant. Along with them they bring sibling revelry, mayhem and ... fun? You can see it all go down at McColl Family Theatre through Dec. 21. $18-$24. Times vary. McColl Family Theatre (ImaginOn), 300 E. 7th St. 704-973-2828. www.ctcharlotte.org.