Merry Christmas 2011: A Stephenie Meyer Short Story

Remember fall 2006? New Moon had only just been published. There was no movie. There was no wild buzz in every corner of the Internet. There was no official release date with in-store midnight parties. There were just two books in a series that was yet to be called The Twilight Saga.

Stephenie Meyer wrote an article for Ensign Magazine, the magazine of the LDS church, about the spirit of Christmas. It has become the Lexicon’s traditional Christmas post.

A very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year to you and your families.

Hero at the Grocery Store

by Stephenie Meyer


  1. what a wonderful story!

  2. What a wonderful story. This my friends is why I adore her so much. Even if the story is not about her and her children, she is still a woman of faith, and believer in good will towards everyone. This year is very hard on many people including myself. I am a heart patient and have had to have 2 surgeries this year alone, it has crippled our family’s Christmas because of bills. But I know my children have the belief of knowing what is important, OUR LOVE, Faith, Hope and knowing it’s not about getting gifts and being selfish, but giving of yourself, and helping others. I’m a FF/Medic, my life is about helping others, so now it’s hard for me to sit and be the one to be a patient. I think Stephanie honestly could write more about Twilight and incorporate so many of her beliefs into the stories and make them wonderful. If you think about it, she has already with the books already and movies, of showing unconditional love, waiting for marriage to be with your spouse romantically, showing triumph and perseverance over tragedy and evil.

    Showing how people/species with a hatred and detest of one another can change, come together and unite as one. Is this not what GOD wants? I don’t want to get all Biblical on everyone because everyone has their own belief system and that is absolutely fine, but think about it. Stephanie has a talent a pure raw talent that I pray never goes away. I look forward to reading anything she writes.

    Merry Christmas my dear Twilight Fan Friends!

  3. Thank you for sharing that story! I needed to read it again.

  4. Thank you for posting the story. May you and yours have a safe and enjoyable Merry Christmas filled with love, joy and peace for the holiday season and throughout the New Year — for TL staff and all the readers and fans.

  5. This is the first time I have seen this. Its beautiful and made me cry x

  6. Wonderful story, not just for the Christmas season. She summarized it best – don’t be so self-absorbed that we forget those around us in need.
    Merry Christmas all.

  7. Aileen Leon says

    Awww <3 beatuifulll story , i cried 🙂

  8. This one always makes me smile. 🙂

  9. Inspiring.

  10. Amen! Be the good Samaritan. Be the help, no one expects. Be the hands and feet of Christ!

  11. B Ann Crystal says

    Sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day lives that we forget that God is watching us and we might be standing next to him and not ever know he is there until it’s too late. Experiences like this can be humbling and yet very powerful in what they teach us about lobe for each other.

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