I found this incident too good to pass up, although it is not Christmas related. President Bush makes a surprise trip to Iraq, and gets a pair of shoes hummed at him by a crazy Iraqi reporter. While both shoes missed, this could have had very interesting implications.
What if the shoes had hit him square in the face and bloodied his nose? He would have had an interesting impasse. Would the leader of the free world ended the press conference and simply made a press statement. Or would he simply have wiped his nose with a towel and adamantly demanded that the interview go on as scheduled.
Much like a hockey player, I believe W would have chosen the latter. However, it is definitely clear that Austin Powers never made its way to Iraq, because, honestly who throws a shoe???