It's frantic in the Albert home. Mom is trying to direct a Christmas pageant that no one wants to be in. Dad, an obstetrician, is hoping he doesn't have to deliver any babies the night of the pageant so that he can attend. David, 12, is trying to avoid Victoria Monroe, the meanest girl in town, who insists she play Mary to his Joseph so that they can hold hands. Molly, 15, is worried and guilty when her dreaded math teacher, Miss Morris, informs her mom just how far Molly and her friends have begun harassing the new girl, Darlene. But some special Christmas magic happens when Mom tells Molly and her friends about a boy who was mistreated back when she was in school. The events of the story from Mom's past and Molly's present weave together beautifully and culminate in a pageant of great sensitivity and gentle humor. Full evening.