Bizarre Winter Bliss

Funny news, because It's a Wonderful Life:

Conservatives brandish Bush's "Happy Holidays!" cards in forsaken fury.

And, skiers slide down the new slopes in Dubai today, where at 1 am their time it is now
72 °F / 22 °C.

UPDATE: And today I received this unlikely addition to the lexicon, via spam from the director of the new Wal-Mart movie, Robert Greenwald (of course, a sales pitch for the DVD follows--but I'll spare you):

It's holiday time and with Chrismaramadakwanzakkuh, there is a lot to celebrate, so let's really celebrate and have some good old fashioned fun.