Melvin Backman will be reading at the  Difficult to Name Holiday Spectacular  on Dec. 10.

Melvin Backman will be reading at the Difficult to Name Holiday Spectacular on Dec. 10.

What's your favorite thing about the holiday season? 

Feeling increasingly alienated from the city that formed me. My favorite pizza place got replaced by a short-lived outpost of an Auburn, Alabama-based chicken salad chain. Which is to say: Charleston feels more and more like an extended S.E.C. tailgate.

What's your favorite holiday movie? 

The video for Hannah Montana by Migos.

What can people expect from your reading? 

Wistful thoughts and maybe some light chuckles.