a story of holiday cheer spread by a pair of East Boston cops. The duo (in the photo from bostonherald.com) turn a domestic call into an attempt to make one little girl's Christmas a little brighter.
***The Globe has reporter Joseph Kahn's year-end review of news and pop culture in verse.
***Salon.com wonders whether "It's A Wonderful Life" is the scariest movie ever.
***The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik took a look at a recent spate of books exploring the historical Jesus earlier this year.