I'm going to bet you did not know there was a serious ailment called Christmas disease.
No, it's not some sort of rash brought on by holly. You can't catch it by standing too long under mistletoe, or by drinking too much eggnog. And no, it has nothing to do with the stress symptoms you feel from visiting the in-laws and the soon-to-come credit card statements.
Actually, it is a pretty rare and a very serious blood disorder. In the 1980s, the disorder ended the career of NHL 1st round pick and Olympic hopeful David Quinn. Be sure to check out my biography on David Quinn.
A Programming Note
The next couple of days I will be focusing on Trevor Linden's retirement, both here and for Canucks.com. On Thursday I will unveil the greatest hockey fight of all time before changing things up a bit with some unique holiday coverage to take us into Christmas.