In the true spirit of Christmas, the best gifts often arrive after the presents are opened. It has been many years since Grandma Kratchit celebrated Christmas. This year, however, with the promise of gifts, she agrees to hold a Christmas party. She sends out invitations to her neighbors, the forest animals, along with her own Christmas list. For Grandma Kratchit it is all absolute. "Everyone must come. Everyone must bring a present." Out of necessity, the forest animals bring rustic homemade gifts, which are met with scant approval by Grandma Kratchit. It is only after a small, brown spider named Frances intercedes and the lonely, old lady realizes the best gift of all. This is a story about kindness, friendship and generosity, about the real meaning of Christmas -- all in the midst of the beautiful, national forest.