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A lovely, heartwarming story. I thought the characterisation was just right for the boy's age and circumstances. What makes it even more special is that it's based on an actual event. Wow.
You have done an exceptional job of capturing this wonderful scene, and the wonderful man who is your father. I was absolutely transported to this place. Just excellent.
Nice tribute to your dad!
I loved this from beginning to end. The boy with a man's responsibility is so endearing, and your descriptions are so vivid, I can see each scene. Wondeful!
The atmosphere and descriptions in this heart-warming tribute are excellent, making it my favorite in Masters this week.
Just excellent.
A mighty fine Christmas, indeed. My heart is warmed by this young boy who took such pleasure in providing for and giving a Christmas to his younger siblings. We could all learn a lesson from him. Knowing it was true made it even better.
Oh my, I got goosebumps. What a mature little boy. Loved this!
Absolutely one of my favorite entries.
This should be mandatory reading for each family this Christmas AND for kids who grumble because they "didn't get...." Touching, really grabber the reader and drew them in - great job!
I was dong fine until the last few sentences. Now I need a tissue. This is wonderful, and a good reminder of how much most of us have. Well done.
Wonderful story, wonderful tribute. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Wow. Your MC showed a level of maturity unmatched by other young men his age. And to think that this is a true story about your father! Wow.

I really like the characterization of your MC. His personality jumps right off the page and is infectious. So happy despite enduring such hardship.

This was a delight to read. Thank you for sharing it, Dee. :)

I LOVE this Dee. You've written this tribute so warmly.