A Christmas Conversation with John Waters

The director talks about his favorite holiday movie, why kids shouldn’t write to Santa, and his hatred of pears

By Melissa Locker @woolyknickers (TIME, Dec. 10, 2013)

John Waters doesn't split hairs when it comes to loving Christmas.

John Waters doesn’t split hairs when it comes to loving Christmas. (Gabriel Olsen / WireImage / Getty Images)

John Waters loves Christmas. (Make that mostly loves Christmas, but more on that later.)

The director of cult-classic films like Pink Flamingos, Polyester and Hairspray, puts on an annual Christmas pageant filled with yuletide cheer, smutty stories and Santa-worthy belly laughs.

TIME caught up with Waters before his critically-acclaimed one-man show rolled into New York City to talk about his complicated relationship with the holiday, why you should bring a whistle to all family functions and, in his words, “putting the X in X-mas.”

Continue reading “A Christmas Conversation with John Waters” at TIME Magazine.

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