Stupendous science-fiction author John C. Wright has written a free time-traveling Christmas story based on Mr. Kreuger’s Christmas. Here are two excerpts, to give you the flavor:
It was a little ways outside the town. We just stepped through a low spot in the toppled wall, where the growing grass had already made a green path like a stile. He pointed at a cave.
“I am looking for a stable,” I said. “A stable with a baby in the manger! And a big honking star sitting right on top of it! Where three kings of Orient are. Maybe a little drummer boy, too.”
He said to me, “Lost lamb, if you were the only man alive, the only one who had ever sinned, and every other Son of Adam had remained pure and upright, it would all have been done for you. For you the child was born. For you he lives and dies. For you.”
The story is funny, beautiful, moving, and, with due allowances for the occasional Catholic flourish, wise and true.
Here’s my little write-up on Mr. Kreuger’s Christmas, if you’re interested.