Good news: Jesus was born today, in Newark, New Jersey.
Bad news: He's not getting a Wii, instead having to settle for gift cards and musty fragrances.
Bad news: the greatest pop star in existence, James Brown, is with us no more.
Good news: you can sing along to "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas," truly the greatest Christmas song in existence.
Good news: two families = two Christmas celebrations.
Bad news: two families = lots of driving.
Bad news: two Christmas celebrations = light blogging.
Good news: two Christmas celebrations = heavy feasting.