Ahhh, the holidays. Eggnog, carols, the fresh smell of sap and distracting oneself from thy family with NBA action. But with the 10-16 Boston Celtics having just traded away Rajon Rondo and the New England Patriots already clinching the AFC’s No. 1 seed, the conversation for many New Englanders may quickly transition to the Boston Red Sox this Christmas. 

Writing “A Fan’s Christmas Wish List” could very easily venture to the absurd: “David Ortiz Breaks the Single-Season HR Record” or “The Red Sox Go a Perfect 173-0 (Including Postseason) to Win Their 4th World Series in 12 Years.”

Just to be clear, we won’t be going that route. Get your mind in a more realistic place. Think more along the lines of what you actually asked your parents for this Christmas. I’m guessing it wasn’t a Maserati. It was probably more like an Xbox One. 

The list could go on forever, so I’ll limit it to the five things I covet most for Boston in 2015 to put it in the best position to contend. 

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