The ASX brought a bit of Christmas cheer today, with the major index closing up 0.3%. Volume was predictably light in a shortened Christmas Eve session.

The ASX brought a bit of Christmas cheer today, with the major index closing up 0.3%. Volume was predictably light in a shortened Christmas Eve session. The local bourse was helped by an overnight rebound in energy and materials after a bounce in base metals, iron ore and crude futures. Live programming on ausbiz.com.au resumes at 10am AEDT on January 4. Until then, we'd like to wish all of our readers and viewers a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. If you need an ausbiz fix over the break, check out our Picks of the Year. Our top VODs today are:

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