As today marks the official beginning of the holiday season, I wish you all season's greetings! I hope you are offended by no one, and appreciated by everyone. May your holiday travels not be marred by fog, rain, sleet, snow, or canceled flights. May union strikes not affect your joy of entertainment (or livelihood, as applicable). May you be overindulged with lavish gifts of great monetary value, and may you be overwhelmed with love and warmth. And may your New Year not be fraught with nightmarish credit card bills!