It's that time of year again - the holiday season. Between checkout lines a mile long, the office party hangover, battles with traffic, and delayed flights, what better to do than curl up with "The Worst Noel", and laugh your holiday aggravation away? This collection features an eclectic mix of writers with playful, often dark humour as the common thread. There's Marian Keyes on preparing dinner for her Irish family of 13, when she's never cooked a day in her life and only owns four chairs, and Mike Albo and his romantic Christmas-in-Paris dream, which turns into a nightmare after an accident leaves him with a bloodied cross on his forehead. There's Neal Pollack, a Jew who cooks a holiday ham for his devout Catholic mother-in-law, only to have a drunken brawl ensue, and the festive car ride that Cynthia Kaplan takes, which goes astray when she hits a deer and "Donner is Dead" becomes her family's holiday story.