There are several Christmas charity shows (and just plain Christmas themed shows) around time this month, like Snoop Dogg's Smokin' Christmas Party at the House of Blues on the 15th (and don't forget Snoop's timelessChristmas classic “Servin' Season!“), and Aimee Mann's second annual Christmas show which came early this year to the El Rey last Friday.

Indie 103's Christmas show benefiting firefighter toy drives is tomorrow at the Avalon featuring a small, but well-chosen line-up: Sea Wolf, Datarock, and Pinback. Spoon is playing too, but it seems like they're playing L.A. every time you turn around.

Finally, Pete Yorn is headlining the “Gimme Shelter” acoustic show at the Roxy on December 11. Matthew Sweet, Phantom Planet, Susanna Hoffs and Jesca Hoop are also playing that one.

All proceeds of “The Last Gimme Shelter” event will benefit The Spectrum Program, a school for autistic children located on the New Roads Private School campus in Santa Monica.

LA Weekly