Reviews for A Christmas Gift
moellerman chapter 1 . 7/30/2013
Ho Ho Ho. I think you have a nice story there captain. Is is just me or does the birth of Ron and Kim's son have a striking resemblence to the birth of JESUS CHRIST himself!. Ron and Kim was alone and far away from civilization, some farmers comes shortly after, and then comes three others with gifts for them. Quite honorstly, it SCREAMS like The Wonder of Bethlehem.
Reader101w chapter 1 . 1/26/2010
Aw, that was one helluva cute story.

Got me right back in the Christmas spirit (and it's the end of January).

Great job, I can even enjoy the kind of these in mid summer.

Keep up the very good writing that you do,

Sentinel103 chapter 1 . 7/1/2008
Guess it may day for reviews Cap, nice nativity story. All come through in the end. I think I read this story about a dozen times. It just seems to get better.

Thanks again,

Larry (Sentinel 103)
aedan cameron chapter 1 . 1/1/2008
A heart warming tale. I was worried when the plane went down, but I should have know better than to fear angst from you. Christopher is a fitting name considering Mr. Kringle's short visit after the plane crash. Have a happy new year!

Thanks for the great story!

LTAOZFAN chapter 1 . 12/28/2007
Captain, this is a wonderful little story! While I did notice a couple of typos, it still reads very well, and I made a printout to keep in my file of Special Stories to Reread When I Want To. This is something I believe I will read again each Christmas, just as I watch the DVD of the movie with Alastair Sim as Scrooge, and the one with that little stop-motion cartoon, "Hardrock, Koko and Joe."

The way Ron blurts out the tale of their troubles to the three men is a nice piece of writing, for it really gives the reader the sense of Ron's relief at finding somebody to help with the sitch. The puzzle about how they got out of that wrecked aircraft is also very appropriate to Yuletide, for wonderous things do seem to happen around that time of year.

But what I really like the most about this story is that it is a perfect example of Kim and Ron having an adventure that does not involve major villains, threats to world safety, or the danger of civilization collapsing. There is a tense sitch, to be sure, but things work out well, nobody gets maimed, nobody dies, and major upheavals of things in general do not take place. Such stories are enjoyable reading, particularly at this time of year, but they are also hard to write. You have done a good job, Captain Kodak, and let this naval history enthusiast offer the following accolade:

"Signalman! For Captain Kodak 1! Duff George! Hoist!"

(In the British Royal Navy the signal flags 'D' [duff] and 'G' [george] hoisted together signified 'Manuever well executed.' But the rank and file of the Royal Navy always said that the signal really meant, 'Damn Good!')


"Them's my views, amen, so be it."

"Treasure Island," by R. L. Stevenson
Slyrr chapter 1 . 12/27/2007
Aw... now that's just too sweet for words. Not wedding cake hyper sweet, but just sweet enough to go down easy. I kinda wish I'd found it on Christmas itself, but it was still a great read. Hope you had a happy holiday!
Mr. Wizard chapter 1 . 12/25/2007
Sweet little story. Those kids get into such trouble, even when nobody's trying to kill them.

Merry Christmas from the Wizard clan!
JAKT chapter 1 . 12/25/2007

As KT and I read your story this morning an old John Wayne movie came to mind. While the stories are very different we could both see a writing style worthy of that movie. Remember the 1948 "Three Godfathers"? We saw it last night and your story seemed to match that John Ford classic in so many ways.

Thanks for a marvelous Christmas tale. Wishing you and your family a most wonderful Christmas and Happiest of New Years.

whitem chapter 1 . 12/25/2007
Nice little CHristmas one-shot here. Shades of the Nativity, and the three kings here...

Merry Christmas to you and your family...
Fazo the Great chapter 1 . 12/25/2007
Hello Captain.

Another successful story(no surprise there). Cute, simple and romantic although it could have used some comedic relief (preferrably from Ron). Happy Holidays from a huge fan and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
CajunBear73 chapter 1 . 12/24/2007
Wonderful little Christmas tale Cap!

Merry Christmas!

Doug4422 chapter 1 . 12/24/2007
Another good one, Kel, way to do it.
Puppyloveimani chapter 1 . 12/24/2007
Read this:

There are 20 angels in the world.

10 are playing.

9 are sleeping.

one is reading this.

Merry Chrismas Captian, to you your lovely wife your children and your whole family. And a very happy and eventful new year.
Puppylove12 chapter 1 . 12/24/2007
That is amasing, Heart worming and far too cute! I have an account now so this, along with you, will be the first in my faves!
spectre666 chapter 1 . 12/24/2007
Christmas stories are your forte. Bravo. A very touching rendition of the nativity. But sandwiches and coffee instead of frankincense and myrhh? :)
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