Kicker: A Christmas miracle

NICK EICHER, HOST: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago was set to close last Friday. So Thursday was scheduled for the last worship service there.

Kicker: Happy to be alive

NICK EICHER, HOST: Tracy Samuels lives in a small town in the north central part of Massachusetts. She was still asleep last Thursday morning, and about 11:30 she heard a loud bang.

Kicker: Chocolate river

MARY REICHARD, HOST: A street in a western German town got a Willy Wonka-worthy repaving this week. A ton of chocolate flowed out of a factory turning the street into a chocolate river.

Kicker: Silent discos

NICK EICHER, HOST: Have you ever heard of “silent discos”? Of course you haven’t. They’re silent.

Kicker: The Chinatown Otter

NICK EICHER, HOST: A thief with exquisite taste is at large in Vancouver. The scofflaw apparently made off with thousands of dollars worth of valuables.

Kicker: A mysterious ATM

NICK EICHER, HOST: A woman in Maine was out taking her morning nature walk when she noticed something a little out of place.

Kicker: Harmful toys

NICK EICHER, HOST: Alright, in two weeks it’s Christmas Eve. You can imagine the Christmas gift-giving rush.

Kicker: A mandated rivalry

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Ever since Texas A&M fled the Big 12 conference to join the vaunted Southeastern Conference, the football rivalry between the Aggies and the University of Texas has grown cold.

Kicker: A good deed punished

NICK EICHER, HOST: You know the old saying: No good deed goes unpunished.

Kicker: Social media saves the day

MARY REICHARD, HOST: John Drennan and his fiancee Daniella were visiting Times Square when something terrible happened.