A lonely young boy goes out into the forest in search of a Christmas tree to cheer up his ailing grandmother.
After getting caught in the act by the police, his Christmas becomes an adventure he will never forget thanks to his bold decision.
Ronnie, age 6, had previously celebrated five Christmases and was celebrating his sixth this year.
It was extra wonderful since he was finally going to get to help his beloved Grandma Summer decorate their first Christmas tree.It was an age-old custom that showed no signs of being altered.
As much as little Ronnie enjoyed leaving his bed vacant on Christmas Eve so that Santa could fill his stocking with treats, he adored this tradition.
And then, on Christmas Eve, as Summer was bringing down gifts and decorations from the attic, a dreadful incident happened…
She cried, ‘How thrilled my little angel would be after seeing this,’ as she crammed a box full of tinsels and garlands into the attic.
Only Summer could love Ronnie. When his parents abandoned him, she was the only person who took him in.
He held his grandmother with the highest esteem. Ronnie’s life would not have been worth living if she hadn’t been there to bring him happiness.
Give kids a pass if their well-meaning actions end up looking like a mistake.As she descended the attic stairs with the box, Summer suddenly became present.
She got carried away envisioning the joy that Christmas with her grandchild would bring.
Summer had just started down the stairs when she suddenly lost her footing and fell. She broke her leg and had to spend the holidays in bed,
but the look of sorrow on Ronnie’s face when he realized they couldn’t decorate the tree together stung more than the injury.
He referred to her as ‘Mimi.’ Do you need anything? I don’t think it’s necessary to put up a Christmas tree. Basically, I need you to go for a stroll. Mimi, when are you going to wake up?
To show her sympathy for Ronnie, Summer let her tears run freely in front of him. The nicest part of their friendship was that they were completely open with one another.
I want you to just let all your feelings out. Summer’s constant admonition to Ronnie was, «If you hold them back, they will do no good.»
So he realized the tears in his grandmother’s eyes were actually only an expression of her feelings.
When they couldn’t decorate the Christmas tree together, he knew how sad she would be. To make her happy, he resolved to take matters into his own hands.
But he couldn’t do that without a tree, so every year they went out and bought one. ’I don’t know where to get a Christmas tree. There was cause for concern for Ronnie.’
He was unable to acquire a tree since he lacked both the means and the knowledge to travel to a market. He bolted out of the home and into the adjacent woods as an idea hit him.
It had gotten quite cold outside. To the little boy’s eyes, it looked like the sky had descended to earth for a nap, as snow covered the forest, trees, land, and everything else.
He dashed into the forest and stopped a short distance beyond the entrance to examine a small pine tree that had fallen in the snow.
It had obviously been chopped before, but was thrown away because of its twisted branches. To Ronnie, though, it would serve as the centerpiece of his holiday celebrations.
He laboriously pulled the recalcitrant tree over the snow, puffing heavily. Ronnie had just finished heaving a sigh of relief since the tree was almost out of the woods when a police officer grabbed him by the shoulder.
Can I ask if you’re chopping down trees, you little rascal? Police officer Baxton’s harsh voice echoed through the woods,
frightening little Ronnie. ‘You are not allowed to cut trees in the woods,’ he said. The poor kid began to weep.
‘Huh? The police officer Baxton said, ‘Give me that tree,’ as he reached out to take the trunk from Ronnie’s grasp.Ronnie sobbed, ‘It’s to make my ailing granny happy.’I won’t be handing it over to you.
There is no Christmas tree in the house, and she is disappointed that we did not take the time to decorate one.
If Mimi sees my tree, she will be pleased. I really need this tree if I’m going to make her happy.
The police officer rubbed his mustache thoughtfully and looked into Ronnie’s large, appealing eyes.
’I’m sorry, sonny, but I just can’t let you cut down that tree. But… Allow me to propose an idea. Follow me if you want to.’
Baxton, the officer, had five grandchildren and was about to retire. He was touched by little Ronnie’s innocence since he made him think of his own children.
He went out and got Ronnie a fresh Christmas tree from the market. Yet, Baxton didn’t stop there as a police officer. He got Ronnie a huge chocolate cake and a basket full of Christmas delights.
Summer helped Baxton, Ronnie, and the cop decorate the tree that night. She was overjoyed, and she expressed her appreciation to the police officer for giving her son a truly special Christmas present.
‘Oh, Mrs. Phil, don’t thank me!’You have a very proud grandchild who loves you very much. That little guy is just too cute for words! officer Baxton stated.
Summer and Ronnie had the nicest Christmas ever the following day. They joked and wished for each other, and even traded homemade gifts.
In the meantime, officer Baxton provided a helping hand that accelerated Summer’s recovery in the days that followed.
Every day, he brought them breakfast and groceries when he paid them a visit. Like family, he took in Summer and Ronnie, and they spent every Christmas with him and his grandchildren.