Among the grand balsam firs and pines at the Christmas tree lot is a little hunched tree that is missing several branches. Still, no tree is more filled with the spirit of Christmas. As the weeks go by, many others are selected but still the little tree keeps up its hope of finding the perfect family. On Christmas Eve, now the last tree in the lot, a special visitor (Ho, Ho, Ho!) might just give the little tree what it wants most of all.
Stephen Krensky is the author of more than one hundred books for children. He and his wife, Joan, live in Lexington, Massachusetts, where they celebrate a great many holidays.<br>Pascal Campion is a French American illustrator and animator. He lives with his family in San Francisco, California.