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Have yourselves a merry little Christmas

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Hey there everyone. I’m about to take off for winter vacation, and I just want to say a huge thanks to all you marvelous Takeout readers. Thanks for going through my various journeys with me, whether they involve making pizza or pie, or just the rigors associated with avoiding alcohol for a month (coming soon: Dryuary 2019!) Sometimes, I just like the throw stuff in the Crock-Pot or talk about my kids too much. I am so extraordinarily lucky to have a job where I actually get paid to write about all this and I just want to wish you all, and my Takeout comrades Kevin Pang and Kate Bernot, truly the most wonderful holiday season ever. Since he’s a much better singer than I am, here’s Greg Dulli’s version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” to warm up your December. See you in the new year. [Gwen Ihnat]