I found this article speculating on what could possibly be our Wii surprise. I don't know if I trust this site, but tell me what you guys think.
"Wii “Christmas surprise” revealed: free VC games?
Posted in Wii, Games, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Rumors, Virtual Console by Doug on December 20th, 2006 at 3:05
Not so long ago Reggie promised us a “Christmas surprise” for the Wii, and massive speculation ran through the Internets. Browser channel? Mario Galaxy demo? In my opinion, it’s something almost as good and far more plausible than that demo: Super Mario Bros., Toe Jam & Earl, and R-Type are going to hit the Virtual Console on Christmas, for free! (We hope. Doubt is a terrible thing.)
We here at Nintendic absolutely love that price point. This news comes from the NeoGAF forums, with screenshots obtained from switching some things on Firefox and visiting the Wii shop on your computer. ICGamers Wiki guru Messiah checked into it himself, and he says it’s legit, so we’re not basing this newspost on forum speculation.
Please please please stay like this.
Now the problem with this: people say that all Wii games are listed as free before release. This could very easy be that, and that they will be priced accordingly, and that having Super Mario Bros. at all is considered enough of a Christmas surprise for us, so take this with a shaker’s worth of salt."
Oh yeah, Christmas is on a Monday, the same day the VC list is updated.