Nature: Autumn in OklahomaWe leave you this last Sunday Morning of autumn at Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma. Videographer: Roy Neher.
Calendar: Week of December 18From a celebrated filmmaker's 71st birthday to the year's shortest day, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
Q & A: Doug JonesManuel Bojorquez talks with the newly-elected Senator from Alabama, Democrat and former prosecutor Doug Jones.
A shining Christmas in a once-dead mining townOnce upon a time the merriest Christmas in the Southwest came courtesy of some lumps of coal. An electrified Christmas wonderland was built in the mining town of Madrid, New Mexico, which once attracted thousands of visitors. While the mine has long closed, that tradition continues today, in a community that hosts an off-beat Christmas parade, funky shops and boutiques, and twinkling Yuletide lights. Conor Knighton reports.
'Tis the season: White House Christmas ornamentsIn the 1980s first lady Nancy Reagan launched the idea of selling White House Christmas ornaments. But then the White House Historical Association started honoring each president, sequentially, beginning with a dove copied from the weather vane at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. Rita Braver examines the history of this White House tradition, and checks out this year's ornament, honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Secret Santa pays a visit to Harvey-ravaged TexasFour months after Tropical Storm Harvey flooded Beaumont, Texas, hundreds are still virtually homeless for the holidays. Which is why Secret Santa - an anonymous businessman who travels the country each year giving out hundred-dollar bills to random strangers - made Beaumont his first stop this year, deputizing Beaumont police officers as elves to share some needed Christmas cheer. Steve Hartman reports.
Students with autism make music with iPadsFor years Adam Goldberg, a classical pianist who teaches music at a school in Queens, New York, struggled to break through to his students who have serious learning disabilities, such as autism, until he started using instruments virtually anyone can play: an iPad. The P177Q iPad Band is more than just a musical collective; the experience has helped students speak and communicate who never had before. Tracy Smith reports.
Tech gift ideas from Techno ClausIt's that time of year! David Pogue, disguised as a jolly man in red, emerges from the fireplace to deliver some gift suggestions for those on your list who love gadgets.
What is this year's hot new toy?Inspired by YouTube unboxing videos, L.O.L. Surprise takes the act of unwrapping to a new level. John Blackstone reports on the unorthodox methods that went into creating and marketing this year's hottest toy.
12/16: CBS Evening NewsRepublicans expected to deliver on Trump's tax plan next week; The magic of the Christmas Tree Project
The magic of the Christmas Tree ProjectIn Colorado Springs, a spontaneous act of kindness years ago gave root to a growing holiday tradition. Barry Petersen has more on the magic of the Christmas Tree Project.
Serious concerns about the nation's health care systemAs the economy improves, there are still serious concerns about the nation's health care system. John Blackstone reports.