Three Christmasy tidbits:
1. Here's an early Christmas present for you: Al Franken has pretty much won the Minnesota Senate race against Norm Coleman. On Christmas Eve, the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected Coleman's last-ditch legal attempt to prevent the state from certifying the election recount results, which show Franken winning by 47 votes. Now Coleman's really-last-ditch option is a lawsuit contesting Franken's victory.
2. In case you didn't know, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) is tracking Santa's flight. Check it out here.
3. Here are the Christmas songs in my head right now. Whether you believe them or not, they are powerful words.
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;It is the night of the dear Savior's birth!Long lay the world in sin and error pining,Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Christ by highest heav'n adoredChrist the everlasting Lord!Late in time behold Him comeOffspring of a Virgin's wombVeiled in flesh the Godhead seeHail the incarnate DeityPleased as man with man to dwellJesus, our EmmanuelHark! the herals angels sing"Glory to the newborn King!"Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!Hail the Son of Righteousness!Light and life to all He bringsRis'n with healing in His wingsMild He lays His glory byBorn that man no more may dieBorn to raise the sons of earthBorn to give them second birthHark! The herald angels sing"Glory to the newborn King!"