Here is the Air Force band reprising 1940s Jingle Bells in Union Station.  So fun.  (Thanks, Mel!)

This one is lively and gay, Out of the Blue, from Oxford: “Santa Baby!”  Too much?  Come on — don’t be a grinch.

And here you can teach your dogs to play the piano.  I hope they’re better than these two.

But if you really want some holiday cheer this holiday weekend, watch last Friday’s press conference, in which it becomes clear that the world has not gone to hell over the last seven years.  Quite the contrary.

There is so much here that is calm, steady, thoughtful, civil, and rational.

All I want for Christmas is another year of such leadership — and then eight more.

Whatever your faith or lack thereof . . . have a wonderfully Merry Christmas.




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