This is a story of a ten-year-old girl named Lucy who loves Christmas. However, her Christmas Spirit is dampened when a new family moves in the house next door. A girl Lucy's same age, named Marie, makes Lucy's life miserable. Lucy loves her grandparents who live in the country and have no modern conveniences. She finds out that loving relationships do not depend on material possessions. Throughout the story Lucy discovers why Marie is so unhappy and mean, so she has a change of heart. This is a story of anger, hate, understanding, forgiveness, love and friendship.