Carol hates Christmas! As far as she is concerned, it is just another Thursday, just another day at work. But during her workday, between 4 PM and midnight on Christmas Day, she is haunted by the kindness of strangers and painful memories as she ponders the true meaning of Christmas - past, present and future.
Who is that man with the big white beard and the jolly laugh? And why does he care if Carol has a nice Christmas or not?
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“She didn’t mind working on Christmas, not really, but she hated the look on people’s faces when she told them that she didn’t celebrate Christmas.” I’m a sucker for a good short story and Sara-Lisa Anderson can write a very good short story. This one is a riff off Dickens’ Christmas Carol but adds realistic touches of what some call “Blue Christmas”. Carol stopped celebrating because in her eyes, there was nothing to celebrate. However, sometimes the littlest thing changes our perception. 5/5