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Stephen Harper leads Tory caucus in 'Night Before Christmas' YouTube read-along

Before the House broke for the holidays, more than two dozen Conservative caucus members got into the holiday spirit with a serial read-along of Clement Clarke Moore's timeless classic, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Watch the video here.

Video posted to YouTube by Conservative MP Paul Calandra

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was one of the many Conservative caucus members to join in a pre-holiday read-along of Clement Moore's classic poem, which was posted to Youtube by Conservative MP Paul Calandra. (YouTube video posted by Conservative MP Paul Calandra)

Surely, only the most joyless of pre-heart-upsize Grinches could fail to be at least a little bit charmed by this video posted to YouTube by Conservative MP Paul Calandra earlier this week, in which more than two dozen Conservative caucus members get into the holiday spirit with a serial read-along of Clement Clarke Moore's timeless classic, Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Spoiler alert: Not surprisingly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper gets the first — and last — lines. He is the boss, after all —  but each and every MP does his or her best to make the most of their brief moments in the spotlight.

The full list of caucus members to get in on the Christmas spirit, in order of appearance:

  • Costas Menegakis
  • Rona Ambrose
  • Senator Elizabeth Marshall
  • Candice Bergen
  • Leona Aglukkaq
  • Larry Miller
  • Tom Lukiwski
  • Erin O'Toole
  • Bernard Trottier
  • Michelle Rempel and Chris Warkentin
  • Chris Alexander
  • Kellie Leitch
  • Stella Ambler
  • Peter Kent
  • Colin Carrie
  • Bob Dechert
  • Steven Blaney
  • Terence Young
  • Ed Fast
  • Lynne Yelich
  • John and Kelly Williamson
  • Diane Finley
  • Eve Adams and her son, Jeff Adams
  • James Moore
  • Shelly Glover
  • Jason Kenney
  • Rick Dykstra
  • Peter MacKay

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