If you wish to give my younger brother a gluten-filled pancake and a viral strain of pneumonia, please give us due warning. He's still recovering from both, since he's allergic to gluten, and thus was the reason I missed the Christmas update. It should be up next week if he recovers, but I can't make any promises.
Otherwise, happy Christmas everyone. Please reread Chapter 10 of the first Harry Potter book and watch the Muppet Christmas Carol (Michael Caine singing, Rizzo the Rat's obsession with food) to remind us what the holidays are really about: spending time with the people you care about, even if they drive you crazy and can't explain why.