Nintendo is an odd creature, and while much has been written about the company over the years, often by far stronger voices than my own, it’s a gaming realm that I consider to have an air of holiness. Holy of course does not equal perfect, and even I will readily admit when Nintendo fails to treat its audience right. But I’m in a holiday sort of mood, and this post will likely be a celebration rather than a critique. Because you know what? In this world of flame wars and pointless console allegiances it might be a nice change of pace. Despite whatever negativity you may feel I deserve for defending the company, I hope it’ll give you a warm, fuzzy feeling of holiday cheer. But that may be optimistic on my part.