"In a study published earlier this year psychologist Raymond A. Mar of York University in Toronto and others demonstrated that the number of stories preschoolers read predicts their ability to understand the emotions of others. Mar has also shown that adults who read less fiction report themselves to be less empathic."

So this is why you should read, so you can care about other people.  

Merry Christmas students, I hope you find your own dancing Santa.  

Nope, nope, this is cooler.