Every Christmas Dave and I like to break out this book and read the stories out loud to each other. Department store elves, brutally honest holiday newsletters, Christmas whores--it has all the makings for a new holiday classic, perfect for reciting in front of a crackling fireplace (not that we have one) while sipping Silknog.
It was reissued in hardcover last year, but I have to say I prefer the old package. It's so nice and small and stocking-stufferish. The one thing the hardcover edition has going for it is the addition of six new stories (that's twice the number in the old one!), including the hilarious "Six to Eight Black Men," which I strongly recommend you read this very instant.