The Best Christmas Ever (short story)

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"The Best Christmas Ever"
Author James Patrick Kelly
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction short story
Published in Sci Fiction
Publication type website
Publication date 26 May 2004

"The Best Christmas Ever" is a science fiction short story written in 2004 by James Patrick Kelly. It was nominated for the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The story follows Albert Hopkins, the last real man on earth, and the biops that care for him. Granted his every wish, Albert is slipping into depression and the biops try everything to bring him out of it - including throwing a Christmas party that they think he will truly enjoy.