Monday, October 31, 2016

Merry Christmas from All of Us to All of You, by Sandra McDonald

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(Modern Fantasy) High School graduates in Santa Claus's company town head off to college in the world to the south, but most of them come back. (2,948 words; Time: 09m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"Merry Christmas from All of Us to All of You," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 11-12|16, published on by .

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Pro: The idea of Santa Claus running a sweatshop (with the man himself just a myth to motivate the workers) is amusing. "V" is obviously "Virginia" as in "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus."

Con: There's not really a story here; just a political message. There's no character development, and no antagonist at all, other than capitalism itself.

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