’Tis the season for giving.

And while Santa Claus loaded up his sleigh, the Calgary Flames gave their fans plenty to cheer about with a whoa-did-you-see-that! sorta comeback in Monday’s 4-3 shootout triumph over the St. Louis Blues at the Saddledome.

Joe Colborne had the lone tally in the skills competition, and Reto Berra stopped all three shooters for the Blues, but the real hero was Flames captain Mark Giordano, who scored the game-tying tally with just 4.2 seconds remaining in regulation as his hard-working squad snapped a four-game winless skid in their last outing before a three-day holiday break.

“This morning, I told them, ‘I know it’s one game out of 82, but the last game before Christmas, I think it’s always special,’ ” said Flames head coach Bob Hartley. “You’re going home. Your families will be around, and many times, they talk to you about your last game. For our players to go back to their families, they’ll have plenty to talk about.”

The whole city will be talking about this finish.