On behalf of everyone at Prairie Dog, I wish you all a terrific day filled with people and activities you love. Special extra-fond holiday wishes to our regular commentators: Barb, Brad, Chad, Ron, Dawn, Baby with a Blowtorch, Bronymous, Talbot Fresh, Jr., Cowardly Lion, MB, PC, Rusty, Riandras, Reader, Regina Mom, Anonymusses, Indy 500, anyone I forgot, and Brian and Seanbot (if you two are still out there). You guys are Heroes of Public Discourse and I hope Santa brings you extra-special presents this year.

Here’s Tim Minchin’s “White Wine In The Sun.” It’s smart, secular, pleasingly preachy and absolutely beautiful — truly one one of the great Christmas songs. Posting it has become one of my favourite annual Dog Blog traditions.