This season’s holiday concert offerings are more of a mixed bag than ever, with diverse acts such as Rob Thomas, Goo Goo Dolls, 311, Smino, Phantogram, the Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Brickman, Chris Janson, Sum 41 and finalists from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and shows by holiday favorites including Mannheim Steamroller, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, El Monstero and the Funky Butt Brass Band.

By Kevin C. Johnson, Post-Dispatch pop music critic