Merry Christmas! On this day in 1776, General George Washington launches a gutsy attack and crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey. This was a pivotal moment during the Revolutionary War, cementing Washington's legacy to make the tough, calculating decisions when necessary (Read more here). Above, you will see the famous painting depicting the crossing, by Emanuel Leutze. And here is some great Christmas music courtesy of some of my favorite musicians. Enjoy yourself. Don't drink and drive!