Christmas and holiday gifts leap into the top five. Obamacare — to no one’s surprise — remains a hot topic.

1. From Jon Stewart of ‘The Daily Show’ rips Bill O’Reilly’s Christmas activism by Erik Wemple; bobtheflob (40 likes)

Christmas started the war by invading Thanksgiving.

2. From The bogus claim that Obama is ‘closing’ the Vatican embassy by Glenn Kessler; lifelongdemocrat (35 likes)

Let’s see a show of hands of those who are stunned that a Bush family member lied.

3. From Fix your own mess, Democrats by Jennifer Rubin; DRA1929 (25 likes)

I submit that if they really had comprehensive health care reform ideas that the whole Republican party could agree on and get behind, that at least one of those repeal votes would have been a vote to repeal the ACA and implement (Republican solution) in its place.

But there was no such vote. No bill. Ideas maybe, but no proposals. Nothing to vote on.  [Read the full comment here.]

4. From The Insiders: Oh no, the Democrats could pull out of their dive by Ed Rogers; MeriJ (22 likes)

Yes, having a plan beyond hoping your nation fails would be a welcome change of pace.

5. From Every gift for children this year is terrifying — a walk over the Thin Pink Line in Target by Alexandra Petri; Hypnic Jerk (18 likes)

I am dead serious. After being exposed to popular culture influences for their entire lives, the current results for my children are the following: my six-year old son wants to be a paleontologist. My three-year old daughter wants to be a princess. When I asked her what kind… she said a pink one.

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