When Alice faces the fact that the service club that has been the center of her life for over thirty years has come to its end, she looks at the bright side – she’ll never have to orchestrate another Ladies Club Christmas Pageant. That is until Melissa, one of the young playgroup moms finds a box of children’s rhythm band instruments used in previous pageants. Melissa’s enthusiasm for all things Christmas is countered by Brenda, the politically correct mom, who does not believe nativity pageants have a place in contemporary society. Using Sanjula, the new-Canadian mom as a pawn, they argue over the value of tradition and its merit in modern Canada. Who wins the battle? Who saves the day?
By Laurie Hodges Humble