A belated Merry Christmas ... from space!

Happy Christmas From Space

A little fed up with relatives and feeling like you need some ... space? We can't fix family issues, but we can give you 59 seconds that are out of this world. (OK, we're all punned out now.)

International Space Station (ISS) Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts took time away from their research to wish residents of Earth a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

It's hard to hang stockings without gravity, but they managed to make do just fine. Check out Virts' hilarious tweets for a look at what the holidays are like waaaay above Santa's flight path:

Merry X-mas from ISS, Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts
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A belated Merry Christmas ... from space!
opening presents - I got a harmonica frome Elena Serova. Now I need to learn how to play! http://t.co/rT0E9ZqynO
A nice December day from Bethlehem to Nazareth, and Amman to Haifa http://t.co/y9ZRkAqAqR
Sunrise on Christmas morning- better than any present I could ask for!!!! http://t.co/RtzUSZc7Ns
No chimney up here- so I left powdered milk and freeze dried cookies in the airlock. Fingers crossed... http://t.co/zr5MzGbaPe
This is where our presents go. Santa will need reindeer turbo boost to get them flying 17,500 mph http://t.co/4MsVasDbEr

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