We heard earlier that Christmas air and even train travel was messed up, but NY1 reports the Christmas miracle of "few delays" (though the Staten Island Advance tells Santa to avoid the Goethals Bridge). So everyone can rest easy en route or at their destinations and read inspiring yuletide stories -- like, at the Times, the reuniting of the Von Trapps (Johannes Von Trapp says he "just got tired of being cast as a 'Sound of Music' person"; his son escaped that fate, becoming a Ralph Lauren model) and the good works on the Franciscan Friars of the South Bronx; in Newsday, a Long Island fire company saving a little girl's Christmas; in the News, a 106-year-old's Christmas birthday; and at the Albany Times Union, "Christmas 2008 comes amid difficult times." (But wait -- they conclude that "The holiday spirit -- and the human spirit -- transcend dollars and cents." Christmas is saved!)
Bloggers are festive, if a bit work-shy, with even the cranky Queens Crap praising the origami tree at the Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Vegan dishing out some free Christmas Tunes, and the Brooklynians comparing their Christmas dinner plans.
Not very newsy, and we shan't be either for the remainder of the day, though we'll share whatever wassail the internet serves us. Rest ye merry.
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