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I nod and mumble my thanks. “Thanks to you, it was a very Christian–“
He laughs and his belly jiggles. “I don’t care what you call it. Just so they forget what this holiday is really about. Forget the sacrifices. Forget what they were scared of.”
Two short men – elves – grab my wrists, and I glimpse red cloth and white beard as my benefactor rises.
“And then they’ll forget my holiday, and milk and cookies will never, ever be enough.”