Dave's Never-Ending Christmas....
(c) David Volk

No, this isn't a rant or even my annual humorous holiday letter (which may not be happening this year). Instead, it's a call for information.

Thanks to an assignment that I just received from AAA Journey magazine, I will be dealing with Christmas and all the other winter holidays a bit longer than the people who read this. That's right. While you and yours are taking the tree to the curb, putting the menorah away, recovering from hangovers and just generally wondering who the heck you can regift that executive nose hair trimmer to, I'll still be thinking about Christmas.

Next Christmas, that is.

The editor wants me to find fun, interesting and unusual local holiday traditions around the Northwest. It could be a ski resort where elves tuck children into bed at night during the holidays or it could be a Santa rampage through downtown Portland as long as it's G-rated, a recurring happening and not too terribly offensive to the general public.

That's where you guys come in. If you've heard of any unusual, fun and interesting local holiday traditions in the Northwest, please send me an e-mail and let me know about them. If you think you know of something that may fit, drop me an e-mail. If you have any questions, send me an e-mail. Hell, feel free to send me an e-mail even if you don't have any questions. It's been a long, lonely year down in Florida and it would be nice to reconnect with most of you.....Well, except for you, Mr. Goodyhoffer.

From a man who's taken to making up enemies just to keep things interesting,

David G(lad to be working again) Volk