Yes, I know I could bake less. But baking more cookies is more fun. Yes, I know I could send cookies in to Drew or Bryn Mawr. But good baking means putting love into the product... and sending love to people I don't know sounds really dirty, even if it's perfectly appropriate.
2) Are you going to be in the area with nothing to do for part or all of Christmas Day? Come stop by! There will be cookies! Dinner will probably be my mom's homemade pizza! There are presents! Just let me know if you're coming for dinner, so I know how many to shop for.