Zooming towards the Atlanta airport and headed home to California. Hope you all had a fabulous holiday. We’ll be on a relaxed seasonal blogging schedule tomorrow, but good news, if it breaks out, will get its due.

Here’s a roundup of today’s brief news and views:

* A rather annoying Christmas check-up on the Obama familiy’s religiosity.

* A quick AP thumb-sucker on the condition of the “Obama coalition” of interest only to see what medium-information pundits are saying.

* How the murder weapon in the New York cop killing tragedy made its way from Georgia.

* Other shoe dropping: congressional Republicans preparing proposal to require “dynamic scoring” by CBO.

* At College Guide, an update on educational requirements for incarcerated youth with disabilities.

And in non-political news:

* Including this just because of the headline: “Eggnog contest goes wrong.”

That’s it for Christmas Day. We’ll close with the quite properly obligatory Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, as performed by the Royal Choral Society.

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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.