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