If you're not familiar with Gerstmas, refer to last year's thread:
Gerstmas 2013 is only six or seven weeks away (first half of January), so I wanted to start preparations and make a couple requests:
 Gerstmas 2012 was very successful. We were able to give away 100 games to GiantBomb members. As I mentioned, I want to top that this year. And as some of you mentioned, you wanted to contribute to it. As of today, I already have over 100 games to give away that I have bought throughout the year, but I think we can double that if some of you still want to provide some keys and codes.
Since the holiday sales at Steam, GOG, and elsewhere begin today, I wanted to use this as a reminder to all of you to keep an eye out for those sales and consider getting some extra copies of neat games when they're really low-priced.
If you have the actual codes, you can just email them to me. If you buy them on Steam, you can either get the codes yourself, send them to me by the "send via email..." option of Steam, so I can then select "Add gift to inventory" instead of accepting it, when you send it to me. If you PM me, I will provide you my email address upon request. Also, if you are a developer or otherwise have bulk codes to give away, please let me know and we can figure it out!
I will include your name as a contributor to the give-away, unless you specifically request to remain anonymous.
Also, as you will see from last year, the process is quite transparent. I list exactly what is being given away, who wins, and what they win. I even have a google doc's spreadsheet with a ton of details on it. The only reason I don't make that public is that it includes Steam IDs which people might not want given out.
 As you can see from the 2012 Gerstmas thread, it's a little sparse and bland. I'd like to dress it up a bit. If you're the artistic type, I would love it if you would contribute any of the following for use in the giveaway and promotion of it.
- A cool banner promoting Gerstmas. This would go at the top of the thread and others could use it to link back to Gerstmas from wherever they want.
- A couple cool avatar images that people could use on GiantBomb. One for winners of a Gerstmas game and one for people who helped provide games for the giveaway. A third one for anyone who simply just entered their name to the Gerstmas drawing would be nifty, too. Remember, this whole thing is about having fun and "sharing the wealth", so why not spread a little whimsy and shit?
- You can also be totally creative in any other way that you like -- maybe make a video, a commercial, a jingle. Whatever you want!
Just make whatever you like, post it into this thread, and we'll start tying it all together in the next month, leading up to the final couple of pre-Gerstmas weeks!
 If you are a GiantBomb staff member and would like to contribute in any way (mention it on the podcast, on twitter, pin this thread somewhere, contact me about anything -- whatever it is) please feel free to PM me or drop a note in here. We can use all the participation we can get and it'd be great to see this expand to surprise even more duders with unexpected gifts this year!
DATES: Just an update to say that entries will probably open for the drawing shortly after January 5th (after all the sales have officially ended). You can keep contributing games until that point. Once entries are open, we'll keep them open for 7-10 days and then officially begin drawing names. This is about the same time-frame that I did everything last year, so that'll probably be what we stick with going forward.