Clarice Bean usually looks forward to Christmas. Except this year it is going to be a quiet-ish Christmas in her house, which doesn't feel right because Christmas is all about noisiness and being full up and FAMILY. And without those things, she is going to have to try exceptionordinarily hard to stop the Christmas spirit completely floating away ... But luckily, there is no one in the world like Clarice Bean--and she is going to THINK LIKE AN ELF, and that means everything will be A-OKAY. Won't it?