Christmas spirit and red wine make me want to go to the opera.
This year, the Oslo opera house offers the French opera "the tales of Hoffman". It is directed by Spain's Calixto Bieito, known for his controversial interpretations, which means that if you do not appreciate the music you'll be at least entertained by the originality of the staging!
Ps: There are always subtitles in English to keep track of the plot.
Pictures and info, over here: