http://www.x-entertainment.com/updates/ Matt Caracappa's X-E Advent Calendar has become one of my favorite recent holiday traditions. I've been an X-E reader since his Captain N review all the way back in 2001, and in 2002 he began counting down the days to Christmas with special short articles, reviews, and stage shows starring children's toys. That last part isn't lame....the shows are extremely clever and gut-bustingly hilarious. After a couple years, the toy show became the main attraction of the Advent Calendar, with a cast full of regular bizarre characters that only make sense if you've been reading from the beginning. 2002's Advent Calendar 2003's 2004's 2005's 2006's 2007's 2008's 2009's 2010's 2011's http://www.x-entertainment.com/adventcalendar/2011/december1/ http://www.x-entertainment.com/adventcalendar/2011/december2/ If you've never read the Advent Calendar before, I both pity and envy you...the envy is because you actually get to read all these for the first time. But sheesh, hurry up. This year's Calendar is the best yet, with a simultaneous mystery involving creepy plastic bunnies that readers are given clues to solve. If anyone here is an Advent Calendar reader, let's start a joyful discussion of Mares and Waiterbot and James Lipton.