I'm sure very few readers noticed, or even care that it says Dec. 25 at the top of this week's Citizen. To many, there's nothing special about a newspaper dated Christmas Day. Obviously, we don't deliver on Dec. 25, it doesn't hit your mailbox on that day and it's not likely you can buy a copy anywhere on Christmas (unless you buy it on the black market). But for some reason I have a soft spot in my heart for any edition that is dated on a holiday. This truly is a Christmas edition of the Citizen. I wish I could say it's our gift to you, but I realize that you likely paid for it. I will say a great deal of effort went into everything you see in this edition. And, I'll point out that a number of advertisers went out of their way to publicly wish everyone a "Merry Christmas." I have great respect for those folks. Those ads are a sign that they truly care about their customers and their community. OK, since it's Christmas, I'll share a few items from my annual "Editor's Christmas gift list" - a few last-minute gift ideas for some important people: The Toro Company - A cake with 100 candles. Toro turns 100 in 2014. The Minnesota Vikings management - a quarterback, at least two linebackers, a corner, a couple of offensive linemen and a lot of good health. Target Corp. - The phone number of Anchorman 2's marketing firm. They'll need it. Cottonwood County commissioners - A banner to hang in the Commissioners' Room that says: "Reminder: It would be unwise for the county to buy the Towlerton Motors building." Minnesota Wild management - A prominently-placed billboard that reads: "Thank you! - love, the Minnesota fans." I love this Minnesota franchise's effort. Windom Hospital Administrator Gerri Burmeister - A billboard on Highway 60 carrying a message that reads: "Windom - Home of Minnesota's best rural hospital. It's no accident. Superb doctors. Superb staff. Superb administrator." Minnesota Gopher football coach Jerry Kill - A raise and a contract extension to coach the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He's a soild guy, as genuine as they come and he can flat out coach. Minnesota football is on the rise.