When a website publishes thousands of stories a year, it takes something really special to rise to the top.
Sometimes it's a really important market day ... sometimes it's a stunning news development ... and sometimes it's just plain silly.
These are CNBC.com's top 10 stories of 2015, as measured by unique visitors from Jan. 1 through the morning of Dec. 28.
— By CNBC.com staff
Published 29 Dec. 2015