The holiday season is no time for naked mole rats, cave fish, swamp eels, olms or other dwellers in darkness.

December is all about the visuals. Santa’s reindeer didn’t use sonar to get to your roof. Rudolph’s nose lit the way. The Three Wise Men didn’t follow that funky manger smell to Bethlehem. A twinkling star was their guide.

So, for your holiday pleasure, we offer a sumptuous panorama of holiday sights. The lights. The colors. The guy in the red suit. The snow. Yes, we found snow in Ingham County in December 2018.

The deep, dark solstice provides plenty of sensory deprivation already. Let the pupils dilate!