- The scene where the reader realises just why Death is enjoying pretending to be the Hogfather, and how sad he is that he can't do it forever. The tiny little Ho. Ho. Ho. caused me to break down completely.
- When Death decides to screw Narrative Convention and utterly subvert the Little Match Girl story, despite Albert's objections. The Hogfather gives presents. There's no better present than a future.
- I have a task for you, thinking engine...