The 12th month is upon us, and all our usual end-of-year tasks are coming due — the Beat’s annual year-end survey. the PWCW’s critics poll, our own “Best of” lists, other people’s requests for “Best of” lists, the gift guide someone suggested we do a month ago, and, oh yes SHOPPING. Plus…HOLIDAY PARTIES. Beware the eggnog! Somewhere out there is a fruitcake with our name on it, and we’re got to stay alert.

Also, we’ll be doing a Christmas art countdown as we did for Halloween, so get us your links and piccies. We’ll be firing that up in a week or so.