Wonderfully illustrated, this heartwarming tale is based upon a true story of the author's great-uncle, Frankie. Every Christmas, the Stowell family decorates their mantle with precious oranges, one for every Stowell child. Their Pa goes out of his way, by horse and buggy, to get these oranges. One Christmas, when Frankie is chosen to be the Christmas angel in the pageant play, there is a terrible storm and Pa hasn't returned home with the oranges. Will Christmas really be Christmas without their oranges? Will Pa make it home to share the holiday with his family?