Here it is! Chapter the First of the Christmas Story (for links to the other chapters, please see the bottom of this document), now called Merry Things until I can think of something else or this grows on me so that I can't get rid of it.
(A word of caution... while the author does try to use spell check on the document, this story is posted unbetaed. Read at your own risk!)
Chapter One: Malltastic! ( ...or Where the Story Begins )
Link to Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine