Without a doubt, the best find of the season has been "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas," a song from 1953 performed by Gayla Peevey. I had never heard the piece before, and I found it so completely cheerful, funny, and inspiring even. It seems that I'm thinking too much of hippopotamuses these days, because I spied a hippo face in one of our doorknobs. From there, this Christmas illustration was born.
(To hear the Hippo song for yourself, view this very funny...albeit cheesy... YouTube video.)