While your editor works from his hometown in Southern California, local writer Beth Spotswood (SF Appeal and SFGate) and birthday sharer (same day the Challenger blew to bits, too!) will sit in as guest host. She and SF Appeal editor Eve Batey will discuss the top SF stories of 2009. Wee.

Enjoy. Happy holidays, folks. And you can watch it all live at 4. View it after the jump.