Frank H. Cicerale
January 1, 2009
Photos By: Brendan Moran
Models: Tara, Christine, and a very sweaty Santa Claus

Once again, the season of giving has arrived, and pretty soon our credit cards will be burning up, our bank accounts will go bone dry, and the spot underneath the Christmas Tree (or similar) will be filled with goodies for the loved ones. Throw in the stress of shopping, fighting for a parking spot at the mall, watching the bags explode as you try to stuff all of that junk into the trunk, and you can see why the holiday season is such a joyous time of year!

To help ease the pain and rising blood pressure readings, we made a phone call to the man himself. We got old Saint Nick on the horn, and when we asked him what some of our wrench-turning, race gas ingesting, boost sniffing, gear jamming, power hungry readers would like for the holidays, he promptly hung up the phone, slid behind the wheel of his red Ford GT, and blasted down to MM&FF Command Central with gifts in tow.

We were extremely surprised when Santa barged into our recent edit meeting in full regalia and dumped two big sacks full of really cool gifts on the table. As we sifted through the goodies, he made sure to remind us that for one reason or another, we were all on the bad list, so we couldn't keep anything. "So how do we get off of the bad list?" questioned MM&FF's head honcho Evan Smith. "Oh, I think a six-pack and a free subscription should do," said the jolly one.

So as you sit there by the fireplace, on the john, or somewhere hiding from your better half reading your favorite magazine and checking out these really cool gifts, know that the "eggnog" went down nice, and Santa put Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer on autopilot so he could read his free copy as well. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the offerings we have in store for you this year. Make a list, check it twice, and then overnight it to Santa and the elves. Hopefully you're on his good list!