Stories for Christmas should capture some of the wonderful magic of that time of year. This does in a most lovely and enjoyable way. You will feel the warmth of it as you read along. Illness, impending death—and perhaps a miracle? Why not? Life is difficult enough. Read “A Millionaire’s Christmas: an alternative Christmas story,” and you will be glad you did.
As a millionaire with an inoperable brian tumour lies dying in his hospital bed, his life is about to take a different direction after he is visited on Christmas Eve by a mysterious stranger. Aristedes Miklos seems to have everything money can buy, except what he really needs. As this lonely and empty man awaits his inevitable death, he is flooded with memories of his childhood when he was truly happy. What follows is a heart warming story which really makes you consider the true meaning of Christmas, and shows that a simple act of human kindness and selflessness can change your life forever. This uplifting short story has a resounding Christmas message of hope, faith and benevolence. In a world full of self obsession, greed and apathy, it is so nice to read a story which evokes the true spirit of Christmas.