This was a classic Hallmark movie in book form. It was a quick read and put you in the Christmas spirit. Who wouldn't like this town, Nativity, Missouri, and who hasn't at one time wished for the lamp that is in "A Christmas Story". You have Jake Brisco coming into town to try and save Nativity from going broke since the new highway went in and bypassed their town. Roni Elliot needs to help him make cutbacks but it isn't fun giving up the town Christmas tree and all the traditional stuff the town does each year. But sometimes change can be good and sometimes the person you think is mean and a "ba-humbug" can turn out to have a heart after all. A classic Christmas romance story.