We at CityBeat have come to terms
with the fact that expectations of just about any kind usually end up
blighted. In honor of arming you for a story that, in all likelihood,
won’t be nearly as glitzy as you may envision, we’ve gathered anecdotes
from CityBeat staffers that make for a collection of
nontraditional holiday testimonials that are sometimes lame, sometimes
nerdy and, in general, pretty anticlimactic.