Write a short story where the protagonist, a skeptic, begins to see genuine magic happening around him during the holiday season.
In this story, explore the transformation from skepticism to acceptance as your protagonist witnesses inexplicable, magical occurrences during the holiday. How does this change his perspective on the holidays, and maybe life in general? Is there a particular event that triggers his transformation? This prompt allows you to delve into elements of magic, hope, and redemption, common themes during the holiday season.