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Gothamist wishes everyone a Merry Christmas as well as a Happy Last Saturday in December if you don't happen to celebrate Christmas. We loved this Reuters photo by Chip East which celebrates two of our favorite things: Gus the polar bear in Central Park and holiday gift giving. Here, he has just received "trout with peanut butter and chocolate sauce, topped with whipped cream in a large cardboard barrel decorated with drawings of a Christmas tree and lights." Awesome.

The Central Park Zoo is open today between 10AM and 4:30PM.