Good afternoon, and hope you're enjoying this rare day (mostly) off the grid. If you're one of the PMers who's working today, thank you. A special shout to the Axios readers serving America abroad. And hearty appreciation to all my Axios colleagues who make PM possible.
... that means you haven't missed a lot of action. Even President Trump has largely stayed off Twitter today — except to tweet a Christmas video message with First Lady Melania Trump. It was Pope Francis who delivered the most substantial, and political, Christmas message of the day.
Here's how Trump and other leaders around the world celebrated:
"Board games get messy with squirting toilets, soggy dogs," AP's Joseph Pisani reports:
Thanks for taking a break with us. Enjoy this night after all the crazy preparations, and see you in the AM.