The holiday season brings various traditions, and for fans of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme, it heralds the return of their highly anticipated Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show. This annual event, once a modest series of performances, has evolved into a grand tradition for the duo. This year, they’ve ramped up the extravagance, presenting their biggest and arguably best production to date.
The Unique Charm of Jinkx and DeLa
When Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme team up, audiences expect a blend of dazzling outfits and sharp wit. Their latest performance at the London Palladium on November 13 continues this trend but adds a novel twist to the Holiday Show. Instead of their usual playful rivalry, Jinkx and DeLa unite against a new adversary: the very show they’ve created. This narrative pivot leads them on a comedic quest to evade their “monster” creation and find some vacation time, only to be continually greeted by adoring fans.
A Show That Defies Convention
The plot of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show is intentionally absurd and bizarre, contributing to its unique appeal. It embraces the nonsensical, asking questions like why Jinkx can’t recall certain show segments or why the dancers have peculiar voices, yet never demanding logical answers. This approach exemplifies the show’s primary aim: to offer a whimsical escape, a gift of joy and laughter to an audience seeking a respite from the real world.
A Testament to Talent and Creativity
Several years into its run, The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show remains as vibrant and engaging as ever. This new tour, freshly conceived and hilariously executed, reassures fans that there’s no shortage of creativity from Jinkx and DeLa. Co-created and co-written by both stars, with BenDeLaCreme also directing, the show highlights their individual and combined artistic prowess. It’s an experience that longtime fans and newcomers alike shouldn’t miss, proving that Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme are not just drag performers but versatile and innovative creators.