Preferring to keep to herself the naughty Yuletide tales of how a couple of glasses of brandy-infused apple cider and a tantalizing proximity to some dangling mistletoe release her Rent-A-Santa-craving, hot-flashing office party freak, The View's Barbara Walters decided to celebrate the season by sharing with America the Christmas cards her famous friends have recently sent her.

Thankfully, the segment veered away from the erotically charged one of yesterday, though there was a fleeting moment when we feared that Walters, stroking the suede-and-lace accented greeting from a certain fading megastar with a little too much relish, might succumb to the same kind of baffling Cruiselust that once wreaked havoc on former couchmate Rosie O'Donnell's sexual identity.