I hope each of you out there had a very happy, healthy and memorable Christmas. This year, I’ve learned that the holiday becomes far more involved—and tiring—when kids are a part of the equation, but my niece Emma had a blast with all of her new toys. Since this may be the first Christmas she remembers, Santa was extremely good to her.
And Saint Nick was pretty good to Uncle James as well. Although my family didn’t go too nuts with the gift-giving this year (and refreshingly so), I ended up with some great new clothes, the fourth season of The Office and two Xbox 360 games that I can’t wait to sink my teeth into: Call of Duty: World at War and Left 4 Dead. Nothing says Christmas like perforating zombies and Nazis with automatic weapons. I wonder why Bing Crosby never wrote a song about that.