Christmas lasts all month for performance artist David Sherry, who is spending December perched in the window of McCormack’s shop, Glasgow, eating non-stop. BBC3 subscribers can press red to watch him conspicuously consuming. Farouq Molloy’s spidery calligraphy is shown alongside the famous alabasters in Faith and Unearthed, at Nottingham Castle, from 18th December. With its adventurous policy, the Theatre Royal Northampton is on a roll. Perrier-award winning Paul King directs its panto, Hansel and Gretel, on now. Any excuse will do to get a look inside Norman Foster’s tipsily curvaceous new building for Gateshead, the Sage – the Northern Sinfonia’s performances of Haydn’s Creation, from 21st December, should be a highlight of the season. The Shout, aptly called “the choir of Babel,” never drifts into cliché. Its Xmas show, A Day in the Life (at St George’s, Bristol, on 16th December, and touring), reels from listing the E-numbers in Christmas puddings to updating The Pet Shop Boys’ “S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G.” An addled Tel Aviv hooker is the antiheroine of Keren Yedaya’s film Or, screening on 18th December as part of the Heeb film festival at the Everyman, London.