- "You're in charge now, so I'll rest a while!"
- ―The Fat Controller
Working Christmas is a rhyming magazine story.
The Fat Controller is busy with the Christmas timetable and ends up working late at night. On Christmas Eve he finally gets home to his family. Christmas Day dawns the next morning and Stephen and Bridget and thrilled with their presents. Topham gives them a top hat to share along with a train set, so they can pretend to be him for the day while he puts his feet up.
- The toy engines part of Stephen and Bridgets train set are models of Thomas, Annie, Clarabel and James.