Fast away the old year passes,
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses.
(image: Dusan Vranic/AP. caption: U.S. Army Spc. Hugo Esteves of C company, 1-68 Armor, 2 BCT, 4th Infantry Division opens his Christmas present at combat outpost Ford in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, on Christmas morning Thursday, Dec. 25 2008)