TODAY's Takeaway: Savannah's birthday, NYE recipes, Matt's GIF win

Savannah turns a year older, Willie and Natalie sample New Year's Eve recipes and Matt (as Pam) is our viewers' choice. TODAY, AP
Savannah turns a year older, Willie and Natalie sample New Year's Eve recipes and Matt (as Pam) is our viewers' choice.

1. Did you get everything on your Christmas wish list? If not, you may be in luck, says Hitha Prabhakar.

The retail analyst told Savannah that post-Christmas shopping can mean great deals – even better than Black Friday savings.

2. Speaking of Savannah, it’s her birthday today! Wish TODAY’s klutziest co-anchor a happy one on Facebook — and be sure to admire the adorable childhood picture she shared.

3. It’s official: Matt dressed as Pam Anderson for Halloween was TODAY viewers’ favorite GIF’d moment of 2013. (Because… obviously.)

Matt Lauer does his best Pam Anderson impression TODAY

Check out the rest of the year's top moments in GIF form here:

4. One family’s dramatic rescue of a bald eagle has brought hope to scientists struggling to identify a mysterious illness that’s killed more than a dozen of the treasured birds. See their story here:

5. Do you need New Year’s Eve party planning help? Kimberly Schlegel Whitman offered Willie and Natalie a few last-minute tips, from how to make DIY floating candles to setting up cheesecakes for guests to decorate.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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