I wanted an excuse to post this picture of a lone musician practicing his art along the Seine. My flimsy connection is that 'tis the season for brass here in the States, where brass ensembles warm our hearts and lift our spirits with holiday music. There's nothing like live music in a beautiful city to do just that.
I don't have a great photo of Christmas in Paris, but there's a lovely one here of the Place Vendôme. Have a look.