Matt and Mandy

“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Dec. 2006, 27

Matt and Mandy

Matt and Mandy

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Dad: OK, each time we leave a gift, we’ll sing a carol. Everybody ready?

Family: “Hark! The herald angels sing glory to the newborn King!”

Family: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.”

Family: “Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright.”

Mandy: It’s weird. Tonight was just as wonderful as Christmas morning. But I didn’t get a single gift.

Dad: Didn’t you?

Mandy: I guess maybe I did.