Merry Christmahanukwanzakah, and a happy solstice feast to all!

As many of you are aware, TechRepublic officially shuts down operations between Christmas Eve and New Years Day, so the majority of Geekend blogging activity will be suspended until Jan. 2, 2008. In the meantime, I'd like to wish everyone a happy and peaceful instance of whatever version of the winter solstice festival you most revere:

  • Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Wintereenmas
  • Festival of Yule
  • Dong Zhi
  • Life Day
  • Festivus
  • Yalda
  • Saturnalia
  • HumanLight
  • Chrismukkah
  • Giftmas
  • Newtonmas/Gravmas
  • Boxing Day
  • Karachun

Whatever your day, whatever your beliefs, I hope fate and fortune find you in the presence and comfort of those you hold dear, and that joy and generosity mark the occasion for both you and yours.

Thusly, with all sincerity, happy holidays.

By Jay Garmon

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger -- amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...