It's Christmas Day so how's this for a Dickensian tale from Christmas 2004? http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-15331863-details/Dumped:+seven+pups+of+Christmas/article.do
One of those dogs is Jerk so really that evil wanker did me a favour. Sorry I don't have a totally feel-good yuletide story but....well, it's me. I'm not good at happy. Read my blog from the 2nd November. It's the closest I've got to being nice. It'll never happen again and it's here: http://michaelleggesblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/ava.html
Have a really lovely day.