Christmas is a day to spend with friends and family, even for this Jewish sportswriter, who will be doing just that later this afternoon.
The phrase "Peace on Earth, goodwill to men" is often associated with this holiday. (Of course, women are included in that thought.) That's something I wish for each and every one of you on this day.
Much of this day is devoted to gift-giving and receiving, and I certainly hope that all of you received everything you've wanted. From a Cubs fan standpoint, I think we all agree that what we really want is one of these. The road to that appears to be a bit shorter now than it was a couple of months ago, wouldn't you say?
Russ La Croix will have a Christmas edition of Cub Tracks a bit later this morning at 9 a.m. CT. Merry Christmas to you, your friends and families.