Since no one's really going to be reading this today, I thought I'd forego my usual long, pedantic tale of how Christmas relates to Roman times (according to Pope Benedict XVI, the Bishop of Rome, there is no connection between Rome and Christmas).
Instead, I thought I'd shoot you with a few key phrases that you might need, should you find yourself dropping the subjunctive later in the afternoon:
Pronounced: "Fay-leex dee-ace Nah-tee-wee-tah-teese!"
And don't forget to thank the one who brought you all the goodies:
Pronounced: "Pah-tair dee-aye Krees-tee nah-tah-lame"
Plus, there's this timeless classic:
Pronounced: "Too-oom oh-cue-loom trans-fee-gare-ace, pahr-wyoo-lay"
Felix dies Nativitatis, omnes! Have a safe and Merry Christmas!