Snowball fight
During a decidedly un-white Christmas season, ice shavings from the Frog Pond on Boston Common became a popular snow substitute. On Sunday, Bill Brodnitzki of Natick, had a snowball fight with sons Will (center), 6, and Tom, 8. Boston is on track for the fourth least-snowy December since 1872, when official record keeping began.
(Tom Herde/ Globe Staff)