Fear not, however, the life raft is very sturdy and we no longer have Tallulah Bankhead aboard!!
From what I can determine about NC Xmas from several folks who would know (though, mind you, this is "second-hand" information!), the decision is still pending. It's highly likely that it will get announced sometime next week.
Of course, I'm happy to pinch-hit and show our favorite French Xmas noir, LE MONTE-CHARGE, with Robert Hossein, if after announcing the NC 18 lineup Eddie would cede the stage to me for its introduction to the Castro audience. (Ha! There's a better chance of Eddie greeting the audience in a Santa Claus suit!)