ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…. Christmas is a day about giving, so I thought it’d be fun to consider some gift ideas for those on our list.

Karl Rove gets a calculator this year, because his own personal math turned out to be a little unreliable.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel deserves a comfy massage chair, so foreign heads of state don’t feel compelled to accost her at G8 meetings.

More so than anyone else in the country, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) needs a copy of “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Va.) gets a copy of the U.S. Constitution, with Article VI highlighted so he can’t miss it.

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) would clearly get a lot of use out of a CD set of “How to Speak Conversational Spanish.”

Stephen Colbert gets a ticket to next year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, just in case next year’s headliner is tempted to go easy on those guys.

Scooter Libby could probably use a bulletproof vest, just in case he goes hunting with Dick Cheney before the VP is scheduled to testify.

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) might enjoy a copy of Dan Savage’s “Skipping Toward Gomorrah,” so at least he’d finally know what all the snickering is about.

Tony Snow obviously deserves an Honorary Presidency of the Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf Appreciation Society.

And for President Bush, I’d like to give him a World Atlas, because at this point, he seems entirely unable to find his way out of Iraq on his own.

I hope all of you enjoyed whatever was under your tree this morning. Any other gift ideas for others I might have missed?

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.