Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
At last the time has come for The Mantel Gang to share what they did over the holidays. First, they moved to their holiday headquarters––a secret location known as Top Shelf of Bookcase. They took the time to attend some public events, however, starting with their attendance at a Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Following the parade, they buckled down and got to work, but someone new joined them to monitor their health. It's Dr. Fauci!
He's so diligent that even in retirement he doesn't want his friends to get sick.
Their next public event was The National Tree Lighting Ceremony.
After working very hard throughout most of December, everyone took a break just before Christmas so they could enjoy the holidays.
They gathered in a new location––Top of Armoire––where they went walking in a winter wonderland.
Then President Biden wanted to attend church. He invited them all to join him. Suddenly everyone was busy. They claimed they had plans with their families or had already accepted other invitations.
Don't tell Joe, but they actually gathered around the Christmas tree to play some drinking games, led by Justice Ginsburg and Nancy Pelosi, who raised their gavels in unison.
Hillary imbibed a little too much and started to sing, which almost broke up the party.
Here you can see she holds out a glass of liquid refreshment for Barack, but he preferred to smoke his holidays away.
The action figures haven't decided where they'll gather next. Do they want to move back to The Mantel, where they're on display all the time, or would they prefer a more secluded spot? I can tell you they've done a lot of whispering about classified documents. Shhhhhh!
Infinities of love,