The hour is upon us, so herewith a few Christmas items.
Marilyn Stasio, crime fiction reviewer for the New York Times, sets out her 2015 favorites in Death Takes No Holiday .
From David Zahl at Mockingbird, Consuming 2015: Favorite Music, Media, Books and Humor.
Here is my piece for the Cathedral Church of the Advent blog on Christmas Movies and Serial Killers.
And finally, a Rat Pack Christmas scene — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. — from 1967’s Robin and The Seven Hoods: