My Christmas Soldier by Elizabeth Rose
Lana volunteers at the nursing home at Christmas because she doesn't want to deal with Christmas herself after losing her husband.
With the snow storm and her fast driving she lands in a ditch and walks to the nearest house. Nobody home so she makes a fire and when she wakes the soldier is there,
the one from the snowglobe. The older woman had told her, only shake it if you want magic to happen.
Surprise awaits her when she goes to return the snowglobe the next day... Other works and excerpts are highlighted at the end.