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Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7
Page count: 4
Categories: Christmas, Fantasy, Humor



Appeared in

A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction

Story Summary

Father Christmas finds entering through the ventilating system a bit odd and receiving a letter from a computer even odder. But when Santa discovers that the computer went on line just two years ago, he knows just what to leave for TOM (Trade & Office Machines). To the tech department's surprise, TOM refuses to compute every time they try to remove the teddy bear from atop his case.