OK, we all do the "why did I eat that" thingy this time of year as we know in short order, we'll be doing a 21st century version of the twist trying to button up those pants. Well to help ease that guilt and give a bit of justification to enhaling candy canes or mowing down pounds of chocolate, I give you this as my gift to you. I personally don't practice the customs of Sol Invictus, Saturnalia or Mithraism but I know the vast majority here do so Merry Christmas to all from an avowed barbarian and may this day bring joy and happiness to all of you and to your families. Tomorrow, we begin anew the great quest towards peak, 2009'! http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/12/24/candy-canes-germs.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/3918685/Chocolate-wine-and-tea-can-boost-brain-power.html Not much on wine but give me a gallon of good sweet ice tea and I'm in heaven! Enjoy your day everyone!