So, after the chaos of trying to get last year's Tolkien calendar, I order mine for this year, from Amazon, as soon as I heard from Janice that it was out. It arrived today -- a neat trick, since it's not out till tomorrow. Guess there are some advantages of living within walking distance of a major Amazon.com warehouse in a city rich with Amazon locations and facilities.
As for the calendar itself, anyone who's been getting Tolkien calendars for a number of years learns that there are good ones and (God knows) bad ones. This is a good one. Only had a chance to give it a quick skim so far, but it strikes me as vintage Alan Lee. In fact it has a sort of valedictory feel to it.