Well, the kids have torn through their presents like famished lions who picked off the slowest gazelles in the herd. Now, briefly, the dust settles, until tomorrow and the following days, when poor trapped souls will have to be rescued, “evacuation of Dunkirk” style, from Wal-Mart and Target gift return lines nationwide.

Spend your day with family, and if you’re into politics, make sure not to miss some of the holiday specials on TV today. It’s a “must see”… it’s “A Red State Christmas!”

Also, enjoy a Christmas poem by one of my favorites, Paul Gilmartin:

A Christmas Poem
by Paul Gilmartin

Eggnog, tinsel, falling snow
Buttered rum and mistletoe
Christmas trees and hanging lights
The sound of carolers fills the night

Shopping hours long and hard
Visa phones and cancels card
Unpaid bills and mounting debts
Family gathers; depressions sets

Drinking starts, harsh words are said
Dysfunction rears its yuletide head
Argument turns to shovin’
Drunken brother punches cousin

Tree tips over, popping lights
Curtains catch, house ignites
No one hears the reindeer cries
Wedged in chimney, Santa dies

Though he kicked and did perspire
His chestnuts roasted on an open fire.


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