Christmas comics are actually rather rare. A dedicated Christmas issue every year is pretty silly when, like most comics, a title comes out monthly – one-twelfth of all the stories have to be holiday stories. And it's hard to keep finding excuses to have, say, the X-Men running around on Christmas Eve.
However, the comics herein have a holiday angle without getting too gimmicky, and are all excellent stories in their own right. As they say, makes a great gift...
Speaking of great gifts, I'll send out a big ol' caveat emptor regarding the controllers for the Guitar Hero games (read on in Guitar Hero World Tour's Drum Kit Problems). I've seen some friends go through return after return of their Guitar Hero instruments. It's a case of love the game, hate the tech. (Not unlike the red ring of death on the XBox 360.)
And even I think the original drum kit looks pretty lame when compared with something like the pro-quality Ion Drum Rocker, pictured below. Those aforementioned friends are so frustrated that they are seriously considering spending more on the high-end replacement drums than they had on the original game set.