Christmas Wreath - Happy Holidays

If you are reading this post, it probably means that you are attempting to brave the crowd of last minute shoppers. Good for you. It’s far too easy to get caught up in the over-commercialization of the holiday season. This time of year should be spent with loved ones around the fireplace, sharing stories and sipping on hot chocolate. If you are looking for a last minute gift for the Internet marketers in your life, though, I happen to know of a certain 50% off sale that they’ll certainly appreciate.

Seeing how today is Christmas Eve, I figured it would only be appropriate to dedicate today’s What’s Up Wednesdays roundup to the holidays. Bundle up under that blanket, grab your cup of eggnog, and enjoy what the blogosphere has to offer.

What’s Under Leo’s Christmas Tree?

Leo Chiang feels that he has been a good boy this year, so he treated himself to an early Christmas present in the form of the new BlackBerry Storm. The old Pearl served the stunt actor just fine for a couple of years, but he felt it was time for an upgrade. I’d say the clicking touchscreen-equipped Storm was a pretty good choice!

The Holidays and Charitable Giving

Consumerism Commentary recognizes that the economy is not exactly in the best of shape these days and a lot of people are feeling its dramatic effects. In following this, Flexo of Consumer Commentary asks if you contributed less to charities this year as a result. Flexo didn’t. He donated more, partly because the need is so much greater this year for so many more people. Great work, Flexo!

How Does Your City Handle Snow?

Rebecca Bollwitt, like most people from the Vancouver area, is not exactly accustomed to the giant snowfall that we have experienced over the weekend. As a public service, she reminds us of snow etiquette in Vancouver. Be sure to clear the sidewalk in front of your house, avoid the extra icy side streets if at all possible, and simply show a little courtesy to your fellow snow-covered Vancouverite.

Making a Run for the Border

Stephen Fung decided to get out of the winter weather to approach the warmer climes of the Mayan Riviera. Unfortunately, he encountered a lot of fail at Sea-Tac Airport along the way. From a massive Starbucks lineup to an abundance of cancelled flights, his holiday trip to Mexico didn’t exactly get off to a great start. I hope he’s sipping on something with tequila as I write this now.

What Would Charlie Brown Do?

Michael Stelzner asks a very simple yet incredibly profound question: What does Christmas mean to you? For some kids, it’s about getting new toys. For older folks, it may be about drunken parties. In the end, it is perhaps best if we take a page out of Charlie Brown’s book and remember to share the love.