This year was messed up in so many ways, but here in the Datta lab we are counting our blessings. Very few of us have gotten COVID, for the most part things are safe enough that we can work (everyone is vaxxed and masked, of course), and despite all the challenges we got some great science done in the last year. To celebrate the season (and the ending of 2021, which really needed to end) we all got a PCR test, then an antigen test, then had our holiday party (thanks Maya for hosting!!!). We did a Yankee swap with a twist – if you were the last to steal a gift, you had to sing! Embarrassing clips below. We wish everyone the best for a wonderful and safe holiday, and look forward to doing more science and having more fun in 2022.