“A Christmas Carole Petersen.”

December 17, 2004.By Graydon Royce, Star Tribune.

In its fifth year, this show has grown up with a bit more polish. But it retains a homemade charm built on Tod Petersen’s family memories and his inimitable storytelling. 8 p.m. today and Thu,; 2 & 8 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun., Loring Playhouse, 1633 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. $20-$25. Ends Jan. 2. 612-343-3390.