December: It's the most emotionally challenging month of the year. Think of it as 31 days of acid being slowly dripped down your back. It's a month filled with long, grueling hours at work, seemingly endless holiday shopping, and unasked for visits from drunken and careless relatives--and to what end? Just so we can sing "Rah, rah, we love you Baby Jesus"? Well, we didn't ask for Baby Jesus to be born! What about YOUR needs?

That's why the Mercury is saying "Enough is ENOUGH!" This December is gonna be all about you having fun! This month you're going to see some great bands, films, plays, and, thanks to our following helpful guide to December activities, you will enter 2002 absolutely, completely SANE. Sorry, Baby Jesus, but we've got better things to do!