It went completely off-topic... you've gotta expect that when this forum has received so much salutary neglect :P
At any rate, I think it's probably a bit too early to ask people what they want for Christmas. Not because it's a social faux pas, but because people might not know what they want yet. In my opinion, you should ask in a week and a half or two weeks.
Even if things get heavy, we'll all float on alright