As if today's announcement of a month filled with giveaways here wasn't enough, to show that the Christmas spirit is alive and well my arch-nemesis HF10 passed along an e-mail that will no doubt interest at least some of you here:

The email auction for 2 tickets to the Leafs begins today.  It's simple, just send your bid amount to  The highest bid received in by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5th wins.  Bids are not limited to Beaches Co-op parents, so please solicit bids from those Leafs fans surrounding you - the ones who can't live without the opportunity to land great seats. We've been told the Leafs shoot on this end twice.  The seats are located in the second row of the Red section in a corner. .  The specific details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Ticket Price: $195.30/ticket
Section: 111
Row: 18
Seats: 1&2

If you have any questions about the process or tickets, please contact  Remember Christmas is coming, and there's no better gift for a Leafs fan in your life.All proceeds go to The Beaches Co-Operative Playschool which counts MiniHF10 as a student and BigHF10 as a proud supporter. Early Childhood Education is a wonderful cause so you get ridiculous seats at a Leafs game and a warm glow in your heart.

The game, in case you are wondering, is against the Florida Panthers which led HF10 to close with this:

Apologize to the Barilkosphere for the lousy opponent ... although it's a chance to boo McCabe again, if someone was so inclined.