My beard is coming in handy with the cold weather - if only it covered my nose my face would be pretty warm when I'm outside. Of course, my nose is about the only part of my face it's not covering; it's a bit out of control. So much so that my friends suggest I colour it white, put on a white wig and a red jumper and shout "Ho Ho Ho" on Christmas Eve.
For an alternate view on beards, see Kate Beaton (unless you're Stan or Vas, in which case you want the cartoon before).
 Although for some reason they don't think I need to stuff a cushion up the jumper. Hmm.