In this collection of poems, award-winning poet Worth tackles all the classic images of Christmastime--presents and Christmas tree, wise men and creche, stockings and Santa Claus. But her poetry does not end there. She concludes the book with "New Year's Eve," "New Year's Day," "Twelfth Night," and, surprisingly, "Spring." The short and lovely poems, enhanced by Frasconi's gorgeous woodcuts in bright inks, are very appealing. Some poems have their own spot illustrations, others are incorporated into double-page spreads. Though all the woodcuts are spirited and bright, Frasconi's nighttime outdoor scenes, with deep blue skies and shining stars, are sheer pleasure (the one of Santa and his reindeer crossing the moonlit sky is especially nice). This Christmas collection celebrates not just one day but a whole season.