Annoyingly, Christmas seems to come earlier every year -- an egregious example of this being that new flick with Ben Affleck and Tony Soprano.

However, we'd like to spread the word about an impending holiday tragedy that, with some local support, can be averted, or at least minimized.

Comic Relief, the renowned, award-winning "comic bookstore" in Berkeley, is being evicted from its current location, where it has been for almost 18 years. The timing is particularly poor, as the holiday season is just around the corner -- a horrible time for a retailer to make a move, let alone find a place to move to.