Christmas came early to late night this year. Over the past week, late night hosts celebrated the holiday season by giving America the gift of entertainment and getting some pretty good presents of their own.
Stephen Colbert received the greatest gift of all, hosting the four major players from The Hobbit as the "King Tolkien Geek" he is at heart. Jimmy Fallon enlisted friends like Mariah Carey and Tracy Morgan to deliver new essential versions of Christmas classics.
Meanwhile, Jon Stewart was decrying the War on Christmas that Bill O'Reilly was pushing on Fox News and the Tonight Show. And David Letterman was joined by his old friend Bill Murray to enjoy a cozy holiday tradition.