It's that time of year again. If you haven't yet read Larry Harvey's speech Viva Las Xmas now is a fine time to do it. Heck, even if you have read it it's still a great speech that bears rereading.
The speech is here: http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/lectures/viva.html
or as a PDF here: http://www.burningman.com/pdf/speeches/2002_Cooper_Union.pdf