It's beginning to look - and feel - a lot like Christmas.

Seriously, these cold temperatures as of late have us letting our cars warm up for a few minutes before getting in and driving to work in the mornings. But hey, that's Old Man Winter for you, and it just gets us even more in the holiday spirit.

Two of the Myrtle Beach area's most popular dinner shows - Medieval Times and Pirates Voyage - have been in a Christmas state of mind for several weeks now, and their holiday-themed shows are not to be missed.

Pirates Voyage tells the story of Captain Scrooge and he searches for the true meaning of Christmas. Over at Medieval Times, the knights stage their epic battles against the backdrop of holiday decorations and the overall spirit of the season.

Both shows are staples of the Myrtle Beach area, and we love taking our friends and family for a fun evening with scallywags and jousters. Mix in the fun cheer that is the holiday season, and we have a great excuse to go back and see these shows anew.