The Christmas holiday has fallen into disregard in the world of 2100 due to the frantic pace of everyday life. A ten-year-old girl (with the help of a mysterious old character named Chris) begins a campaign to remind the world of the charm and wonder of the Christmas season, with dramatic results. A series of shocks and revelations for family and friends follow in the wake of the girls efforts More
This is a story of Christmas rediscovered. In the world of 2100, technology has brought beneficial change to the entire world, but at a price. Most people feel their fast-paced everyday lives no longer have room for "frivolous" rituals and traditions of the past. Young Marissa Stevens begins a campaign to change that.
At ten years of age, Marissa has a brief encounter with a mysterious old character named Chris. He tells her a story. He teaches her a song. She will never be the same again. Marissa begins a search for all she can find relating to Christmas in the past. She is enchanted with what she discovers and wishes to expose all she has found to the world. The response is profound, if not immediate. The adoring attention she eventually receives nearly overwhelms her.
This is also a story, primarily a story, of how Marissa, her family and friends attempt to cope with the crazy situation Marissa has created for them. Shocks, revelations and changes come in waves for everyone. Chris appears unexpectantly twice more, cryptic and befuddling to Marissa's elders, but never to her. Marissa ultimately longs for a return to the sanctuary of anonymity, an impossible dream now. She is "The girl who saved Christmas" in the public mind now, and must learn to accept it.