For Christmas, this sounds more like finding a lump of coal in the sock ! I imagine there are countless HD subscribers overjoyed with the upcoming SKI Channel. Let's also add a few others like shopping channels, EWTN, CSPN, and other similar in-demand, highly-watched shows. This is getting to be like an already picked-over rummage sale...........not too much left here. " Home of the FREE HD "..........who would PAY for this ? Is this our reward for the rate increase ? Bah, Humbug !!