Zhengzhou, China Reuters
A monkey grabs fruits from a christmas tree at a zoo
Who knew monkeys in China celebrated Christmas? Hopefully they don't give into PC culture by saying "Happy Holidays" during the Christmas season.
—Taylor Link, editorial assistant
Jerusalem Ahmad Gharabli/Getty
An Ultra-Orthodox Jew rides past a Palestinian man dressed up as Santa Claus
This picture made me verklempt. At a time of unprecedented divisiveness, maybe Israeli Santa Claus can bring us together!
—Matt Rozsa, breaking news writer
Surabaya, Indonesia Juni Kriswanto/Getty
A policeman conducts a search of the interior of a church
This image of a police officer in Jakarata searching the church pews for a bomb is a jarring reminder of our new normal. The holiday season and new year are often a time of reflection. As random of acts of violence spread to wreak havoc globally, I wonder if and how invasive anti-terror efforts will change our holiday seasons in the near future.
—Sophia Tesfaye, deputy politics editor