Art by Lynn Bonnette: COMET is a master of astronomy and an expert at celestial navigation. He is the head of the astrophysics department at the University of the North Pole. Because of his extreme intelligence and excellent sense of direction he occupies the position #6 behind Prancer and beside Cupid in the line up of Santa’s Christmas Eve delivery team.
❦ Jonny Lee Miller, Elementary | Before you dismiss Elementary as a watered-down version of the BBC’s Sherlock, watch Miller’s portrayal of the extremely intelligent, yet extremely difficult detective. He brings a sharp delivery that is at times witty, playful, and always supercilious. Miller lights up the screen as Sherlock, and exudes an undeniable sexual chemistry with costar Lucy Liu, who plays Watson to his Holmes. —Denise Warner