Christmas is nigh—do you know where your presents are? The Alibi provides a detailed guide to lassoing gifts last-minute, from local vendors, without having to cover the entire expanse of Albuquerque. UNM alumnus and weapons of mass destruction disarmament specialist Michael Spies talks about the theatrical and the Sisyphean aspects of negotiating. Vinyl X-Mas: Where to shop if you need a respite from Mariah Carey's maddening holiday tunage. Brew kits: The gift that keeps on giving ... and getting you drunk. ABQ Beer Geek tells you where to find one. Buying for a cinephile? Devin D. O’Leary details the best of this year's boxed sets. Leslie Marmon Silko's memoir The Turquoise Ledge speed walks toward metaphysical horizons.