This book of poetry for the Christmas Season tells stories of ordinary lives – putting wooden trains around the tree with a three year old boy and hanging an ornament with a ninety-five year old grandma, learning that the little girl who wore her "Belle" dress to play the Bethlehem star has been deported and finding a way to tie a mask on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, discovering that "Blue" Christmas is less a religious service than baking the cookies a friend used to give as gifts, and realizing the images of this season, both from Christian scripture, such as "manger" or "magi," and the secular world, such as "Scrooge" or "the Grinch" lead us to care for the most vulnerable. Every year at Advent, we are not the same people we were a year earlier. The coronavirus pandemic and the United States struggle for racial justice in 2020 made that clear. Every December, some of us will have greeted new children, some will have grieved dear friends, and all of us will have experienced hope and sadness. Christmas will come anyway in precious and ordinary ways. This book hopes to tell that story.