James A. Gustafson

Jim Gustafson has recently retired after a 46-year career in film, television, radio and theater… The last 25 as a freelance writer.
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  Miracles From Strangers

Christmas Comedy by James A. Gustafson

34 pages

5 m, 4 w


In 1933 the Depression had taken the merriment from the holidays. After a private party cancels, diner owner Mabel decides to stay open on Christmas Eve. That’s a good thing for a gangster, two thespians, and an out-of-town couple who wind up in a small diner just to get out of the cold and warm up with a hot cup of coffee. But when an inept robber takes them hostage these strangers find a Christmas miracle. This heartwarming holiday comedy tells an offbeat story of down-and-out strangers discovering the joy of Christmas at gunpoint. About 45 minutes.