It’s not that hard to slap a stamp on an envelope or even pick up the telephone. But these days the laziest among us take to Twitter to bless and wish their professional loved ones a Merry Christmas. Such was the case with CNN Contributor and RedState‘s Erick Erickson and Fox News’ Brit Hume, who apparently don’t know the finer points of direct messaging or Hallmark. Thanks for making it extra churchy. What is this, The Waltons?

Erickson: “@brithume Merry Christmas Brit. God bless you and yours.”

Hume: “@EWErickson Same to you brother, and thank you for the wonderful diary entry on 12/21. Blessings.”

In other could’ve left this off Twitter news…ABC “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd writes on Twitter, “Jeffrey has had a fever since yesterday – I’ve been sneezed on, coughed on, snotted on… all he wants is hugs from mommy-Lord plz help me.” And this… “Merry Christmas! (We’re marking the traditions today because we’ll be in Disney-Florida tomorrow-Thursday.)” — National Journal Editorial Director Ron Fournier. Thanks for letting us know your schedule Ron!

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.