Jimmy was a good man. As Mildred and her cousin Caleb are packing up the things from her house, they come across reminders of Christmas 1958. That Christmas was pivotal for Mildred, her late husband Jimmy, and their family.
Over dessert, coffee, and some freshly popped popcorn, Mildred tells Caleb and his wife Joyce about that long-ago Christmas and the aluminum Christmas tree that symbolized everything Jimmy wanted and everything that was wrong between him and the wife he loved so much. This is as much a story about the things that really matter as it is about Christmas.
Many of the characters in this book will be familiar if you’ve read The Christmas Quilt by Tomas J. Davis, but the book stands on its own if you haven’t.