Here are the rules for the inside of City Hall, per Messrs. Matier and Ross: "First up, let's get the name right: It's not Christmas, it's either the "holiday season" or the "winter season" - at least if you go by the Nov. 21 memo issued to department heads by Human Resources Director Micki Callahan." M&R go on to add, "And definitely no stars on top of trees."

Maybe that's for indoor trees only, because we certainly see a star on top of the big one outside in the middle of Civic Center. Oh well. (It looks better at night, don't you think?) Enoy your year-end holidays!