When the narrator came to see Connie and gave her the box, she mistook him for her husband Jim. She thought that Jim had come home for Christmas. This was Connie's Christmas present. It was the best Christmas present in the world for her because Jim had written in the letter that he would come home on Christmas. She had read that letter several times everyday to feel that he was near her. Now that he was finally there with her, she was extremely happy.
Connie’s Christmas present was the letter which the author had brought fro her. However, in her muddled state she thought that it was not the author but her husband, Jim. She called the author Jim and made him sit beside her. She kissed him on the cheek. She thought that her husband had returned after such a long time. So she said that it was the best Christmas present she had ever received.