Congratulations to ianslat who wins the writer of the month award for December for his excellent story 'Christian festival to be moved to avoid clash with Christmas'. This was the site's most read story last month by an outside contributor and wins him his third WoM title, making him eligible for a festive NewsBiscuit mug filled with frankincense and myrrh. Sadly when we popped round to deliver it yesterday he was out at a re-arranged carol service, so we left him some crackers and mince pies instead.
The other most popular stories published last month were 'Damien Rice's 'Cannonball' found murdered by X-Factor winner', 'Scientists capture first glimpse of elusive Clegg Boson' by Ludicity, 'Bible to be rewitten to make it 'easier to follow'' by waylandsmithy, and 'Large Hadron Collider finds car keys' by Quaz. Many thanks to everyone who scored a front page, news-in-brief or ticker last month - your cheques must have been delayed in the Christmas mail.
Happy new year to one and all, and please keep your stories coming in this Olympics year. It's not too late to win a place on Team NB - we still have a vacancy for the role of Boris Johnson at the opening ceremony.