Sometimes you have to look past all the mushy, sentimental, overdone, overwrought, "giving is the greatest joy of all" riff raff and get down to brass tacks: everyone gets gifts on Christmas, and that is awesome.
So, what did Santa leave for us under the tree?
(Side note: last month we had The Talk with Michaela about Santa Claus, and she took it all in stride. Now she has a loose tooth and asked us the other day about the Tooth Fairy. "Tell me the TRUTH," she said. Oh, how quickly the dominoes of childhood dreams fall once the first piece is knocked down...)
In no particular order...
And Dan? Dan got a bit of the shaft this year. Yeah, he got an iPhone as well, and he got a new personalized calendar lovingly made by his wife, filled to the brim with pictures of his adoring kids, and a new Christmas tree ornament, but do you know what else he got? New boxer shorts.
And that's LAAAAAAAAAAME.
It was a great Christmas.