Never having a real Christmas, two small children gather items from around the house and put together a Make Do Christmas for their family. They venture into the dark woods to get a real Christmas Tree for the family. Together they discover the true meaning of giving.
Synopsis:Two small children gather items from around the house and put together a Make Do Christmas for their family. Mary Jane and Jerry quietly scampered around the house gathering items to give as Christmas gifts. There was no wrapping paper, no tape and no bows, but his was a Make Do Christmas, so that's exactly what they did. They used brown paper grocery bags for wrapping paper. They made paste with flour and water, and they found some old string, in case the paste didn't hold. They even found some old broken crayons, to give their packages some Christmas color. For Mama, Jerry took an old photograph of Daddy and put it into a newly found; old frame. He wrapped it very carefully, as if it were brand new. Mary Jane tood an old bottle of perfume, which had only a few drops, and wrapped it for the prettiest Mama in town. Sister, Doylene received a tube of lipstick, which was almost all gone. Kimber, the second sister was too young for lipstick, she received a book. It didn't matter that she had already read the book, this was a make do Christmas and everyone would have a gift to open on Christmas morning. Each of the older brother received a brand new comb and a pair of slightly used socks, no holes. The gifts were ready to go under the Crhistmas tree, but there was no tree.
They venture into the dark woods to get a real Christmas Tree for the family. Together they discover the true meaning of giving. This story is based on the first Christmas I remember as a child.