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.

Selah.

Ed Kilgore

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.