Sven put up a short post titled 16 Days. We need 16 years of peace.
Not so much peace in Iraq - http://www.newsweek.com/pope-condemns-violence-persecution-iraq-and-syria-christmas-message-294751
Or the Ukraine, although their Christmas is not for two more weeks - at least in the eastern part where the fighting is. And the Minsk peace talks just halted. Hopefully it was only for a Christmas break and not for a breakdown.