Here are some gifts to get you into the spirit of the season:
For a couple of months on Twitter I posted a screengrab from the 1970 Hammer Horror movie The Vampire Lovers as 'Madeline Smith Facial Expression of the Day'. Here they all are archived on Flickr - [link] (they're not all safe for work but they're all guaranteed sexy)
Chris Sims and Eugene Ahn bring you The War Rocket Ajax podcast Christmas Special! - [link] Starring Tom Peyer, Jeff Parker, Matt Wilson, Matt Fraction, Matt Sturges, Chris Roberson, Colleen Coover, Laura Hudson, Douglas Wolk, Evie & Aaron, Benito Cereno, Jess Nevins, Rusty Shackles, Zeppelins, Time machines, Bears, and, uh, me. I play a sitar.
I've been doing a writing course that just finished last week and the short stories I wrote are up on their own blog now - [link] So if you fancy reading some of my turgid prose you now have the opportunity.
But I don't just give the gift of me: Here's the fascinated and awesome PDF Batman: The Animated Series writers Bible - [link] pretty damn interesting and is packed with character sheets. Also I bring you news that Studio Ghibli are making a movie of The Borrowers - [link] Sounds like a good fit.
So have a merry thing! Whatever that thing may be.