Tucked into an interesting if somewhat behind the curve NYT Business Day story about the evolving nature of The New Yorker's cover art (which has been increasingly political for several years now) is this little gem: The venerable magazine is trying out an animated cover online.

The results are a little underwhelming, but maintain the grace and decorum you might expect for an apolitical piece of seasonal artwork.

(I'm just sorry they couldn't time their first to coincide with the annual Eustace cover. Flying butterflies, anyone?)

Cover credit: "Rainy Day," by Christoph Niemann