I think one of the best stories missed by the TV stations over the festive period, is the one about the carolling coppers. Apparently a drug squad wanted to raid a 'crack' house but they spotted that there were diligent lookouts. They knew they couldn't get near the house without the alarm being raised, and all the drugs going down the toilet. So they decided to form themselves into a group of carol singers, and slowly sing their way towards the house. So far so good. What they hadn't bargained for was that they were so bad, that someone just opened the door to them to pay them off, so that they would go away. No need for the battering ram. Happy Wassailing!