Christmas decorationsHere it is, almost Christmas, and you’re trying to get work done? Take a minute for a laugh or two:

Five days of Christmas sweaters, with Jimmy Fallon. In the original video I linked to (sorry, no longer available), he gives away one with a roaring fire scene he calls “unbelievable.” The perfect thing to wear to that Ugly Sweater party.

Awkward family photos, Christmas style. See, other kids cry when they see Santa, or look goofy in your family portrait.

Humorist Dave Barry on Christmas shopping, malls and religion, including these comments on the use of the generic “Season’s Greetings” vs. “Merry Christmas”:

“These days, people say ‘Season’s Greetings,’ which, when you think about it, means nothing. It’s like walking up to somebody and saying ‘Appropriate Remark’ in a loud, cheerful voice. But ‘Season’s Greetings’ is safer, because it does not refer to any actual religion. Some day, I imagine, even ‘Season’s Greetings’ will be considered too religious, and we’ll celebrate the Holiday Season by saying ‘Have a nice day.'”

The Holderness family and their Christmas jammies video.

Although we are still a week away, Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it, and Season’s Greetings or Happy Holidays if you don’t!