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03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Holiday Sign-Offs: How Did The Anchors Address The Christmas Conundrum?

It's the latest front in the War on Christmas: The Anchor Sign-Off! How, in these loaded PC times where even Mike Huckabee can't have a floating cross in the background of his commercial celebrating the birth of Christ, would Brian Williams, Katie Couric, and Charlie Gibson navigate the the thorny territory of wishing a Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night — plus happy holidays to everyone else who doesn't celebrate Christmas so they wouldn't feel aggrieved and excluded even though let's face it, this time off is for Christmas, that's what the giant tree in Rockefeller Center is all about and why Santa Claus is guesting in all sorts of commercials and also in four days it's December 25th? Well! ETP tuned into all three broadcasts, because that's how we roll. Here are our findings:

Charlie: That is World News for this Friday. I'm Charlie Gibson and I hope you had a good day. For all of us at ABC News, may you have a wonderful few days.



BriWi: Thank you for being with us..... If I don't see you, Merry Christmas — Happy Holidays to you, have a good week-end ahead...Goodnight.



Katie: And that's the CBS Evening News. I'm Katie Couric in New York. Thank you for watching this week and for everyone here at CBS News, have a Merry Christmas. Goodnight.

That's it for us! Have a great...er, what they said.