Nine short stories celebrate the magic of Christmas.
A minister, trying to help a boy find his father, winds up in jail on Christmas Eve. A mother copes with the death of her infant. A father searches for his runaway son. A widower takes in an outspoken foster child who tests the limits of his generosity. In unexpected ways that illuminate the true meaning of the Christmas story, these people put aside their loneliness and sorrows and fears, and rediscover the joy of life. “Happy Birthday, Jesus, and many happy reruns of the day,” says one little girl, voicing the hope and celebration of these stories about the mysterious workings of the human heart.