Oscar Peterson passes at 82. The great jazz musician was a Canadian hero and he did many amazing things, including spending the twilight of his career essentially playing jazz piano one-handed and doing it better than most people who had use of both their hands.
Police catch 12-fingered man. Moral: if you have extra fingers, do not try to assault people. It’s kind of a dead giveaway.
Pope Benedict urges Catholics to “set aside time” in their lives for God. This is what qualifies for a headline story on Christmas Day, you understand.
Sharp decline in Boxing Day sales expected. It’s your fault, Canada, for wanting to spend time off with friends and family rather than pursuing incredible bargains! But it’s not too late! You can still prepare to wake up at 3 a.m. tomorrow morning and get in line at Future Shop!
And finally, Stephen Harper reminds us all that at Christmastime, what’s really important is that he’s right about the war in Afghanistan.
Photo from the Monterey Jazz Festival.