On the way to my car, I saw this little kid sitting on the curb with a big grin on his face and holding an open package in his arms.
"Hi," I said. "Merry Christmas. Whatcha got there?"
"A Captain America action figure," he said. "It's what I wanted most of all for Christmas."
"That's great," I said, "but why aren't you home? And don't you know it's dangerous to be sitting that close to the street?"
"Mom and Pop were fighting again, so I ran away till they get over it. I was just sitting here when I heard tinkling bells and looked up. There was a great big thing up over my head, like a dark shadow. This package fell down, then a red light came on at one end of the thing and it shot up into the sky. A little laughing voice came down and said, 'Merry Christmas! Hope you like your present from Rudolf!"
Then the boy jumped to his feet and, holding his present to his chest, ran down the street till he melted into the night.