Christmas is a time for giving, for receiving. . . and for murder. We've collected ten Christmas stories, old and new, that will spike your eggg, trim your tree, and hopefully add a dash of spice to your Christmas cheer. Included are: A Christmas Pit, by John Gregory Betancourt; A Reversible Santa Claus, by Meredith Nicholson; A Stake of Holly, by Lillian Stewart Carl; Believing in Santa, by Ron Goulart; Death Will Trim Your Tree, by Liz Zelvin; Ho Ho Homicide, by Sue Ann Jaffarian; Mr. Wray's Cash Box, by Wilkie Collins; Murder on Santa Claus Lane, by William G. Bogart; and two tales by Johnston McCulley, creator of Zorro: Thubway Tham's Chrithtmath and Death Play Santa Claus.