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John Waters talks holiday traditions, Starbucks cups, the war on Christmas and more

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Iconoclastic film director John Waters created his annual Christmas tour more than 10 years ago, after writing a facetious chapter in his book Crackpot titled Why I Love Christmas. He updates the show each year, so it made sense to ask about a recent holiday controversy.

"You know, with the Syrian refugees and ISIS, I really think there are a few more things to worry about other than the color of a cup in Starbucks," he said during a recent phone interview. "I'm scared to even go into Starbucks because one year, somebody gave me a gift card, and it was so humiliating to use it. ... I felt like I was begging."

Waters brings his twisted Christmas tour to the Capitol Theatre on Dec. 16. Tickets are $35 and up. Click here for details.

For more of Steve Persall's interview with John Waters, click here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 3:36pm]

    

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