One of the great characters of Victorian Labor politics, George Seitz, is back in the game, distributing a spelling-challenged Christmas letter to 25,000 local residents and telling Crikey he's planning to run for a seat on Brimbank Council in 2015.

In the entertaining missive, Seitz, a party stalwart with a gift for rallying the community through ALP membership drives, extends New Year greetings from himself and wife Elenor. The former Keilor MP -- who served dutifully from 1982 to 2010 -- also weighs in on Labor's recent political performance.