A young boy and an alien child help an entire planet learn The True Meaning of Christmas™.
A comparatively weak story later lengthened sufficiently to publish as a book with the same title. I actually remember reading it in its original incarnation, but that was largely because of the novelty of having Asimov appear in Boy’s Life, to which I was then a subscriber. Considering the quality of the other sf which appeared in Boy’s Life in the early 1970’s, this story is not at all bad—but it is not top-notch Asimov by any means.
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