I seem to recall reading something about the Earth moving on its axis a few degrees. Don't know how true that is and I read it, possibly, over a year ago. I have a guy I always go to with my science questions and I asked him what that meant. He said that it actually happens more often then we think and that the magazine wanted you to pay them for another hype-driven status. He DID say the change may affect the weather a little. I can't say for sure that the crazy winter we've had has anything to do with the Mayan calender, but I think December 21 will go out the same way all other apocalyptic theories go, up in smoke. So yes folks, that does mean there is Christmas and you better not tell me that excuse as a reason for not buying me a gift!!