After fighting off old ladies for the last scarf on the rack and tirelessly wrapping presents until your fingers cramp, little time is left to devote to the arts. Sideways Contemporary Dance Company has the solution. The company's newest production, ONCE UPON A HOLIDAY, mixes one part Alice in Wonderland, one part The Nutcracker, then adds a splash of Tchaikovsky and Elvis, plus a dash of jazz, modern and ballroom dance. Mix it all in a blender and, voila! $10-$30. Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. 7 Stages Theater, 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-255-5171. www.sidewaysdance.org.