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the show, their relationship has im­proved and the trad­ing barbs have re­duced just a lit­tle.

“It’s kind of a love-loathe thing, mostly love these days,” Tay­lor, a Sea­son 9 fi­nal­ist, con­firmed. “We have learned when to walk away from each other when we have been around too long, but I have so much re­spect for her.”

“Drag Race: All Stars” Sea­son 3 con­tender Chi Chi DeVayne and Sea­son 8 fi­nal­ists Naomi Smalls and Kim Chi are also suit­ing up for the sleigh ride to At­lanta. “Drag Race” fa­vorite (and Sea­son 4’s Miss Con­ge­nial­ity) La­trice Royale will also make a rein­deer pit stop here, where her clos­ing per­for­mance — a Nutcracker-in­spired fes­ti­val of flag throw­ing and ri­fle toss­ing — ranks as one of the show’s highlights. There’s also a wider se­lec­tion of hol­i­day fa­vorites show­cased with spot-on lip sync­ing, witty hu­mor and dash­ing wardrobe show­cases. Some per­form­ers even spice things up by per­form­ing live.

Large crowds through­out tour

Mur­ray & Peter, the brains be­hind the hol­i­day drag fest, pretty much re­frain from the spot­light. How­ever their body of work speaks for it­self. In the past, the Detroit-based en­ter­tain­ment book­ing duo has pre­sented shows fea­tur­ing top-notch mar­quee tal­ent in­clud­ing Belinda Carlisle, Mar­garet Cho, the Naked Ma­gi­cians and even the late Joan Rivers. Nowa­days, their so­cial me­dia han­dles seem to over­run with out­ra­geously queer-em­pow­er­ing photo and video con­tent of their in­cred­i­ble top-tier drag re­vues. This year alone, they’ve su­per­vised the laugh fac­tory of “Haters Roast: The Shady Tour” and the “record-break­ing” suc­cess­ful “War on the Cat­walk,” a gar­gan­tuan 37-date roll-out of Sea­son 9 con­tes­tants. It’s all about drag for them, hence their ac­quired business web do­main “drag­”

Tay­lor, who also hosted “War on the Cat-

“A Drag Queen Christ­mas: The Naughty Tour”

Sun­day, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Buck­head Theatre Tick­ets: $40-$160 www.tick­et­mas­ walk,” is en­joy­ing the host­ing job, de­spite the on­stage pres­sures that come with large crowds and be­ing spon­ta­neous.

“It’s a lit­tle over­whelm­ing when you think of the size of these the­aters and the amount of peo­ple,” Tay­lor said. “I have to keep their at­ten­tion and not let them be­come bored. It’s not an easy job es­pe­cially when my host­ing is all off the cuff. But I like a chal­lenge!”

The hol­i­day tour also sashays into a few deep pock­ets and cor­ners of the Mid­west and South­east (like Durham, North Carolina, and Wi­chita, Kansas), por­tions of the U.S. slowly mak­ing progress in the area of equal rights for the LGBT com­mu­nity. With the hol­i­day sea­son be­ing an emo­tional time for a num­ber of queer peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly in to­day’s cli­mate of po­lit­i­cal un­rest and un­easi­ness, and for those with­out tra­di­tional fam­i­lies to turn to, “A Drag Queen Christ­mas” prom­ises to make the sea­son bright.

The cast knows a thing or two about how dif­fi­cult this time of year can be.

“It has many emo­tions at­tached [to it],” said Tay­lor, an Alabama na­tive now re­sid­ing in sunny Or­lando. “I don’t re­ally have blood fam­ily near, but I do have cho­sen fam­ily that I will be spend­ing hol­i­days with, as well as my boyfriend Leo.”

The two-hour show in­cludes a 20-minute in­ter­mis­sion. $40 gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets are avail­able, as are VIP pack­ages al­low­ing fans the op­por­tu­nity of earn­ing premium seat­ing, exclusive tour mer­chan­dise and top pri­or­ity for meet-and greets be­fore the show.

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