When Christmas Really Begins
by Deborah J Reis
The best Christmas gifts often arrive after the presents are opened. In the national forest, Grandma Kratchit plans a Christmas party, inviting her neighbors, the forest animals. "Everyone must come. Everyone must bring a present." The animals bring homemade gifts, meeting with her disapproval. Frances, a small spider, intercedes and Grandma Kratchit discovers the real meaning of Christmas.