1. Weather: Cloudy with rain. Highs in the lower 50s.
2. Like puppets? Like the Christmas story? has the show for you tonight, a . 7 p.m.
3. Weather permitting, it's at the . There are also .
4. Brian McGrory at the Globe has a great column today about how the people responsible for the giant Filene's Basement hole are the ones who aim to get a casino for Suffolk Downs. And Mayor Menino ain't happy. [Link may require subscription.]
5. And if you want to buy hooch the day after Christmas this year, you're in luck. The governor this week signed a law reversing a prohibition on liquor stores being open the day after Christmas when Christmas falls on a Sunday.