By request, I am removing my Christmas-themed icon for today. You will see it January 7, 2016. In its place, I am using a photo I took of the retina-searing Miracle On Rae Street, which is within walking distance from where I live. It looks like a NASA rocket launch except brighter, and the rocket (really a tree the size of a rocket) is festooned with wreaths, animals, and candy canes. Rae Street makes Avatar look like a Charlie Chaplin film. It makes Clark Griswold look like a boy scout holding a kitchen match. If you need laser eye surgery but cannot afford the cost, swing by Rae Street at Christmas and don't wear sunglasses.
This image makes a nice tribute to the Christmas season, one that I hope brings all JSVB readers the joy of the celebration and the wonder of the holidays.