Obama on Sony’s “Mistake,” the Year in News, and Weird Christmas Traditions

We start with a discussion of President Obama’s end-of-year news conference this morning, plus a look back at the biggest news stories of the year. Then, writer and performer Mike Schlitt fills us in on some of the most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world. And finally, a two-parter in our weekly film segment, in which we look at new releases and the controversy over the Sony film The Interview.

Banner Image: U.S. President Barack Obama responds to a question at his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque