No politics for me today; just got home late last night after the traditional Four Family Christmases in Georgia, and will commemorate the Feast of the Nativity as quietly as possible.

But please feel free to use this open thread to share any thoughts you have on the news of the day or the year we’ve just endured or the year just ahead. I’d also be interested in hearing about your best and worst holiday gifts, given or received.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.