It's December in Wisconsin and not quite Christmas, which means it's already cold and snowy and all Calvin Greene can think about is Christmas. After watching a cooking show on TV, he is inspired to make a glittery Christmas Cookie Book that he tries to share with his parents, but they're too busy to pay attention. Adding to Calvin's holiday blues, two of the best players on his hockey team want him to play with them in the Pond Hockey Tournament, but his best friend Perry, who's not a very good hockey player, wants Calvin to play with him, too. What should Calvin do? A snow storm is coming, so who knows if the Pond Hockey will even happen? Life is crazy and Christmas is around the corner! Will Calvin and his family and friends have time to take a breath and enjoy the holiday season?