"X-Mess" was the title of something that ran on AOL yesterday. It sounds

like a nonce word that frustrated Christmas shoppers make up on the spot, but

I've tracked many online citations. I don't have Nexis handy to date it.

In addition to "Sidewalk Santa," "Kriss Kringle," and "X-Mess," I could

run some original papers on the disputed authorship of "An Account of a Visit

From St. Nicholas"; a popular Microsoft version of this poem; and part one of

a series (why Saul changed his name) that will solve/explain the origins of

Christianity. Might be a liitle far afield for ADS-L, though.