A Christmas letter will exist. It will be posted here. And it will be password protected. This lets me make the letter widely available, while making personal details about the lives of my close family members subject to mining by anybody who might stumble onto it. I will be adding the password as a comment when I post a link to the letter to Facebook, so FB-friends will have access. If anybody else is going to be interested in it, leave a comment here with a valid email address that reaches you, and I’ll send it to you (unless I don’t know who you are, or you are very evil, or something like that).
Watch for the Christmas letter between now and the end of January, with highest probabilities between now and Three Kings Day (Day 12 of Christmas).