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1. “A Woman’s Best Friend” by Robert Reed – A riff on It’s a Wonderful Life
2. “The Christmas Mummy” by Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt – Two words: Christmas Ninjas.
3. “The Sugarplum Favor” by Tad Williams – a modern Christmas fairy tale.
4. “If Dragon’s Mass Eve be Cold and Clear” by Ken Scholes – Well, the accompanying art shows Santa with a huge sword.
5. “The Grimnoir Chronicles: Detroit Christmas” by Larry Correia – set in an alternate history 1930 where people have magical talents.
6. “Candy Art” by James Patrick Kelly – A woman’s parents move in with her. Of course they share a body.
7. “Miracle” by Connie Willis – A woman encounters the spirit of Christmas Present. The gift kind of present.
8. “A Kidnapped Santa Claus” by L. Frank Baum – When five daemons fail to tempt Santa Claus, they instead kidnap him. Also, faeries.
9. “Matchless: A Christmas Story” by Gregory Maguire – A reimagination of Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl.”
10. “Wolf Christmas” by Daniel Pinkwater – Christmas from the point of view of a family of wolves.
11. “Chip Crockett’s Christmas Carol” by Elizabeth Hand – inspired by A Christmas Carol and centered around the death of a children’s television presenter.
12. “England under the White Witch” by Theodora Goss – An alternate history taking place in post-WWI England with the White Witch in charge.
13. “The Bear with the Quantum Heart” by Renee Carter Hall – A Pinocchio-like story about an artificial creature and his human companion.
14. “Christmas Season” by Jay Lake – A short tale about a hunting trip.
15. “Merry Christmas” by Stephen Leacock – A tale from 1914 about Father Time and Christmas.
16. “The Ghost of Christmas Possible” by Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt – Another riff on A Christmas Carol.
17. “Christmas Eve at Harvey Wallbanger’s” by Mike Resnick – A pulpy, supernatural story about a bet in a bar.
18. “Julian: A Christmas Story” by Robert Charles Wilson – A futuristic dystopian tale where America has regressed.
19. “Here Comes Santa Claus” by K. D. Wentworth – A Christmas story set in Eric Flint’s world of 1632.
20. “Santacide” by Eliot Fintushel – A futuristic story told in a great style.
21. “The Gift” by Christie Yant – A short tale about a man’s surprise Christmas gifts for his family.
22. “Brass Canaries” by Gwendolyn Clare – A story about, and told by, brass canaries.
23. “Christmas Wedding” by Vylar Kaftan – An interesting wedding in a post-apocalyptic future.
24. “Sarah’s Sister” by John Scalzi – A touching holiday story. Watch out for tears.