The world's original all-moms burlesque revue (as seen on Nick Mom TV and the PIX 11 Morning News) will give you a gift you'll never forget: A one-night-only, holiday-themed show as Hot Mamas Do the Holidays!

As in previous years, this edition features a slew of bodacious burly-Q breeders exploring all sides of motherhood through striptease and song: the upside, the downside and the backside.

The brainchild of bawdy burlesque hostess (and proud parent) Raven Snook and presented as part of Horse Trade Theater Group's fifth annual Winter Burlesque Blitz, the show includes performances by veteran hot mamas like the hilarious Little Brooklyn, The Incredible Edible Akynos, gorgeous Viva Caliente, curvaceous Kat Mon Dieu, brainy Miss Ivy League, luscious Lolita Von Cake, delightfully demented Dot Mitzvah, out-of-this-world Cosmic Girl, and pretty and pregnant Niki Tiki.

When: Thursday, December 26 at 8pm
Where: The Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery
Tickets: $20, $15 for students, buy tickets in advance at SmartTix
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For press inquiries, contact Raven Snook at raven at ravensnook dot com.

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Raven Snook: A writer, performer, diva and parent, Raven has been emceeing New York-based burlesque shows since 2003, when she discovered that audiences enjoyed her combination of raunchy Borsch Belt humor, Ethel Merman vocals and Elvira clothes and cleavage. She has hosted Starshine Burlesque, Red Hots Burlesque, Le Scandal and the all-Jewish revue Kosher ChiXXX, which she also co-created. Other performing highlights include: acting in the original downtown cast of Urinetown; being typecast as a vampire on the ABC sitcom Talk to Me; appearing as a "female female impersonator" on The Maury Povich Show; playing a dominatrix-like self-help guru in the award-winning short film Slo-Mo, telling stories at The Moth and Heeb Storytelling; and her autobiographical one-woman show How I Became a Drag Queen Trapped in a Woman's Body. As a writer, she has contributed entertainment-related articles to Time Out, The Village Voice, The New York Post, TV Guide, New York Magazine's Web site and Heeb Magazine. Oh yeah, she's a mom, too, and hopes to hand down her sequin-studded pasties to her daughter someday.
Little Brooklyn: Sweet as an egg cream, thrilling as the Cyclone and built like the Brooklyn Bridge, Little Brooklyn mixes classic tease with slapstick humor that really puts the gee-whiz back in G-string! An award-winning performer, her accolades include First Runner-up at Miss Exotic World 2007, Most Comedic at Miss Exotic World 2009, and many highly-coveted Golden Pasties at the New York Burlesque Festival . She also coproduced NYC's long-running Starshine Burlesque with Creamy Stevens. Little Brooklyn has appeared as a "mom-in-training" in every single edition of Hot Mama Burlesque, but she officially made the jump to mom status earlier this year with the birth of her beautiful baby boy. Little Brooklyn: a Coney Island RedHot!
Niki Tiki: Born and raised in New York, Niki Tiki started dancing at the age of four and never stopped. Growing up, she had a very interesting life with two hippie parents and a circus chimpanzee named Zippy as a brother. Niki studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and owns her own costume and accessory company: Gypsy Sparkle. She often appears with her talented husband, Jaysin the Magician, and is also a flow and fire performer, and loves the aerial arts. She performs regularly with such groups as the Arts of the Femme Fatale and Cyber Kidz Made on Mars. She is currently pregnant and also the mother of a beautiful toddler named Lyla Rose who is already studying ballet and tap at two!
The Incredible, Edible, Akynos: The Incredible, Edible Akynos has been dancing since childhood, competing in talent contests throughout New York City performing her signature Janet Jackson routines. Even now, she takes diverse dance classes (jazz, tap, hip-hop) whenever she can to help enhance her high-energy dance stripteases. With a schedule so tight she doesn't have time to even think of sex let alone have it, she spends her spare moments updating her risqué adult Web site, so members can get their daily dose of sex from her. Also an actress, she has been an extra in multiple movies (American Gangster and the upcoming Push) and appeared on stage in plays that no one has really heard of, but hey—she's done it! Akynos stands 4'11" tall with one of the juiciest booties in burlesque and hair as big as Diana Ross'. She's performed in locations such as a The Slipper Room, Rififi, Galapagos and Symphony Space. The doctors had a hard time delivering her because she came out with her dancing shoes on!
Viva Caliente: Mama Caliente expected to give birth to a lovely rose in New York’s famed Spanish Harlem, but instead a firecracker burst into the world. A fashionista and private-school bad girl, little Viva was a precocious tease who broke hearts and rules. She loved to dress up in outfits that hinted at her future: a vivacious vixen, charming cheater and daring dominatrix. In just a few years, she’s managed to swing her tassels at such hotspots as The Slipper Room, Lucky Cheng’s, Starshine Burlesque, Otto’s Shrunken Head, Kitty Nights, Bowery Poetry Club and Camaradas. She also created her very own Viva Burlesque Show at Stitch Bar & Lounge. From diva to showgirl, sexpot to primptress, Viva’s always full of surprises, mystery and mischief.
Kat Mon Dieu: Kat Mon Dieu started singing, dancing and flaunting her assets when she found her mother's closet and her father's Barbra Streisand record collection at age three. She graduated from her bedroom mirror to school plays and subsequently The Rocky Horror Picture Show audience participation floor show, where she performed as the scantily clad Magenta in her teens. This led to meeting her drag queen friends who helped transform her into a Victor/Victoria-influenced version of Marilyn Monroe. She's taken the character one step further and infused her routine with the art of burlesque. Kat is a member of !BadAss!, has go-goed for the New York Burlesque Festival, and performed burlesque at The Slipper Room, The Delancey, Nurse Betty, Hell Gate, Fontaines, Brick City Burlesque, Coney Island, the New York Aquarium (where she dove into the seal pool as Marilyn!), Union Hall, Theatre 80 and more. Even though she loves playing Marilyn Monroe, you never know who'll she'll appear as next. Often you won't even know it's her until she introduces herself because Kat Mon Dieu lives up to her reputation as "The Gal with Nine Lives and a Thousand Disguises." Vive La Chat!
Miss Ivy League: A second generation New Yorker, Miss Ivy League is a graduate of the esteemed institutions of Yale, Harvard and the New York School of Burlesque. After making her stage debut in November of 2010, she soon joined the Paper Dolls Troupe, where she performs in her signature, smarty-pants-less style. She lives with her partner and 21-month-old son, who has inherited her love of books, and his father's big...feet.
Lolita Von Cake: A Nuyorican who was born in Brooklyn and raised on the Lower East side, Lolita brings a sweet and sexy side to every performance. Since she was obsessed with dance and the need for attention from an early age, her mother enrolled her in ballet classes. Lolita discovered burlesque in her late teens and has been titillating the masses ever since. She made her debut at the Delancey and she's thrilled to be returning to the site with a little bun in the oven. But she's not letting pregnancy slow her down; she fully intends on celebrating her womanhood in all its glory! How better to do that than baby-bump-style burlesque? When not dancing, she enjoys crafting, and spending time with her husband and three cats.
Dot Mitzvah: Born from a delirious one-night stand between a rabbi from Flatbush Avenue and a Lotte Lenya impersonator, Dot Mitzvah bravely carves a place in the burlesque world with a mix of comedy, music, and good ol' fashioned cheesecake. As a burlesque artist, Dot has had the honor of performing with the New York School of Burlesque, Kitty Nights NYC, Bon Appetit Burlesque, Brick City Burlesque and many others. She was a featured performer at the First Annual Boston Burlesque Marathon in 2010, won "Best Hybrid Performance" at 2012's Great Burlesque Exposition as well as "Best Variety Performance" at 2012's Great Southern Exposure, and was a finalist at the 2012 World Burlesque Games in London. Dot was also featured in the documentary The Road Less Traveled. In addition to performing, Dot is Headmistress of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, and founder of the Ivy League School of Burlesque, both in New Haven, CT.
Cosmic Girl: A sexy supernova from outer space, Cosmic is a performance artist, art director and yoga teacher. She has performed at Le Poisson Rouge, the Slipper Room and Joe's Pub, to name a few.

Group shot by Ted D'Ottavio.