The holidays are here, and after a crazy year of news, we're hoping to end on a high note.
Politicians looking to do the same might take a cue from Maria Rainer and turn to some of their favorite things this holiday season.
For House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), that's chocolate -- Pelosi has said she's "obsessed" with it, and told HuffPost she's even eaten pints of chocolate Ben & Jerry's ice cream while riding a stationary bike.
"If you can't eat ice cream while you're doing it, why would you do it?" Pelosi said.
These may not be brown paper packages tied up with strings, but here are a few politicians' favorite things: