The economy may be going to hell and inauguration fever might be the issue of the day, but it’s still Christmastime. Which means Wilson Building denizens are doing their annual gift exchange. Many opt for the classics: David Catania opted for his usual Godiva chocolates. Jack Evans is doling out classic works of literature. Yvette Alexander is giving out personalized holiday ornaments.

Others take it to another level. To wit, At-Large Councilmember Kwame R. Brown, who is distributing to his colleagues custom bottles of hot sauce:

Yep, that label features Brown together with the president-elect, along with the inscription: “OBAMA-BROWN: The Year We Made History!!!” The sauce is actually produced by local outfit Uncle Brutha’s—it’s their Fire Sauce No. 10—but it carries a custom label. It reads, in part, “A Change to Uncle Brutha’s™ is a Change to the BEST!…As an advocate for change in this historic election, Uncle Brutha’s™ wants to show its support for Councilmember Kwame Brown and Senator Barack Obama, and help them bring a ‘Brand New Flavor’ to Washington, D.C.”