I have to bail on you guys today to see my kid march in a Christmas parade, take care of a job for an editor and attend to some of the chores I've been neglecting. I think the dogs need a bath as well. Or maybe I do.
So that your stop here was not entirely wasted, and to hopefully help jumpstart a happy mood for December, here are some of my favorite holiday links:
The Official NORAD Santa Tracker is now counting down to the big night; stop by the countdown village to play some games and listen to some holiday tunes.
Each year I take a few minutes to Awwww over Jacquie Lawson's animated card The Snow Dog.
If you missed it like I did, you can watch a replay of the lighting of the National Christmas Tree here.
If you have any cool holiday links -- Christmas-related or otherwise -- please share them in comments.