I wrote a story for a Christmas challenge over at Do Some Damage two Decembers ago. As the rights are mine, I was going to copy it over here, but I took a look at it again over there and they have it so nicely laid out that I thought, why bother? And why shouldn't I send some traffic their way? You'll find a lot of other story responses to the challenge there too, if you're in the mood for a little Christmas crime. Check it out HERE .