The Secret Santa Revisited ...
Tonic.com has an item about a better Secret Santa. Red-hatted community-minded folks just helping people out. They point you toward a website called Secret Santa World that offers advice and camaraderie through the Society of Secret Santas.
Shop Local for Christmas !
An interesting new blog: Handmade in Manitoba is featuring 30 local shops in 30 days leading up to the holidays. It's a really neat tour ! I re-discovered The Haberdashery, formerly of Corydon Ave. now on Albert St., and got myself a great Christmas lid !
If you want to duck out of the Christmas frenzy, why not some Canadian cinema ? BlogTO has a list of the top 10 Canadian films of 2009. I see that the partially Winnipeg shot Amreeka is playing at the Grant Park Cinema. For some of the other pics you may want to search out Cinematheque or Movie Village on Osborne.