Just we we're absolutely clear, Valve Software does not endorce this comic and is no way affiliated with Nerd Rage. Or Santa Claus.
Valve is one of my favorite development studios. They've produced some of my favorite games and, quite possibly, the best games of all time. The idea of Valve being recuited to "save Christmas" (ala every holiday special ever), and the ensuing Valve time involved was too good to not do. If through some small chance someone from Valve ends up reading this, I apologize in advance -- Mr. Newell has actually lost weight and the Robin Walker likeness could have been better (ie: actually look like Mr. Walker). I had originally intended for more of the staff to make an appearance, but there was only so much I could do.
For those that didn't find find the comic that funny, I recommend you read up on Valve Time.