It’s easy to understand now why CNN decided it could afford to cut severed head aficionado Kathy Griffin loose from its New Year’s Eve extravaganza. There’s a new and way better holiday just around the corner, and a 10-second ball drop just won’t cut it.

Time to break out the infamous CNN countdown clock.

Yes, that’s 45 hours until Comey’s testimony — still plenty of time to mail viewing party invitations to all the members of the pussy hat sewing circle and order a snack tray.

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