it's time to light the yule log

Last year, I posted a set of links to interesting things around the web on Christmas Eve in memorium of a terrible year when I was stuck in a cubicle until 11:00 PM on Dec. 24th, being the warm body on call in case of some corporate disaster.

In case you find yourself parked in front of a computer tonight instead of making merry, here's a few diversions:
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.