Holiday Guide

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Holiday Fun with Unitarians

Fight Gifts

Fake African Christmas

Flight Gifts

My Mean Mom

Gratitude

Fuck Everything

No Gifts at Hanukkah

Christmas of Death

Grandma Bernice

Merry Christ-Ass!

Dog Bite

Christmas in Vegas

The Dark Ornament

Leaving Ohio

Craps for Christmas

Good Ol' Uncle Merrill

Riding Santa's Sleigh

Ho Ho Hork!

No More Christmas

Obsession & Lights

Christmas in Israel

Higher Than Jesus

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Incredibly Useful and Puritanically Practical Gift Guide

The Gift Bitch

DINA MARTINACelebrity entertainerWhat's your December holiday of choice?"Sweeps Week. I decorate the house and take my daughter Phoebe around at night to sing TV themes in our neighbors' yards. Are there other ones in December? Oh, that's right--there's Rosh Hashanukah. They worship the baby Jewsus."

What's the best present you've ever received?"Other than Phoebe, I'd have to say it was the blooming onion Ted Turner gave me back in the 1970s, long before he caught the 'news bug.' We were going to run away together and start a band called Martina/Turner Overdrive."

What do you want this year? (World peace doesn't count.)"A case of Nad's."

ADAM VOITHWriter, owner of TNI BooksWhat's your December holiday of choice?"Christmas and my wife's birthday."

What's the best present you've ever received?"A Nintendo--hours and hours of blistered thumbs!"

What do you want this year? (World peace doesn't count.)"The willpower to quit smoking, so that I might break my 'two weeks healthy, two weeks sick' repetitive winter routine."

HAILEYA five-year-oldWhat's your December holiday of choice?"Jumping in the leaves when they fall down. And Easter."

What's the best present you've ever received?"Clothes from Taunta Gabi."

What do you want this year? (World peace doesn't count.)"The Nutcracker Barbie Family."

CINDI RINEHARTSoap opera specialist on KOMO's Northwest Afternoon

What is your December holiday of choice?"Christmas, of course!"

What's the best present you've ever received?"When I open my eyes on Christmas morning, look over at my lovely husband, and realize that we made it to another wonderful and warm Christmas, that's the best gift ever."

What do you want this year? (World peace doesn't count.)"For every broken heart to heal, and to send out my daily motto: 'Peace, love, and joy.'"

NICK LICATASeattle City Council MemberWhat's your December holiday of choice?"I'm gonna be traditional and go with Christmas, because you never know what you'll find underneath the tree."

What's the best present you've ever received?"A tricycle. It was the first wheels I ever got."

What do you want this year? (World peace doesn't count.)"A vacation to someplace warm with beaches--Maui sounds great."

MIKE NIPPERVisual artist, beloved Stranger receptionistWhat's your December holiday of choice?"New Year's Eve. It's a nice night to get face-down ass-up drunkypoo, and a nice release if you've been stuck with stinky relatives for days on end."

What's the best present you've ever received?"It's a tie between the Death Star and the Millennium Falcon."

What do you want this year? (World peace doesn't count.)"I'd love to go to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and load up on neon green bicycle shorts and tasseled half-shirts that say 'Can't Touch This.' Or maybe I should ask for the Girls Gone Wild box set on DVD."

PEGGY PLATTComedianWhat's your December holiday of choice?

"Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve there's still the hopefulness, and it's dark and twinkly."

What's the best present you've ever received?"When I was a kid, my Aunt Claira, this crazy woman who'd been a flapper in her youth, zoomed by in her 1965 Karmann Ghia convertible on Christmas morning with a Barbie doll and about 90 different Barbie outfits."

What do you want this year? (World peace doesn't count.)"I want to be able to pay off my bills. And a Palm Pilot."

VIN BAKERSeattle SuperSonicWhat's your December holiday of choice?"Christmas."

What's the best present you've ever received?"The Michael Jackson jacket I got when I was 12."

What do you want this year? (World peace doesn't count.)"A gourmet cookbook."

ROB THIELKEPublic face of late-night TV advertising staple Vern Fonk InsuranceWhat's your December holiday of choice?"Christmas, Christ's birth."

What's the best present you've ever received?"My dad gave me his .22 rifle when I was 13. I still have it. I'm going to give it to my son when he's 13. No, he's not going to take it to school."

What do you want this year? (World peace doesn't count.)"For everyone to be thankful for what they have. Faith, family, friends, and yes, stuff."