Christmas Eve should be a happy time for the two small mice. So why are Lottie and Jack looking so glum? "It's That Cat", Lottie grumbles. "He always spoils things". And, sure enough, there is nothing, not even a nut, in their carefully hung stockings on Christmas morning. Instead, there is a crudely written note telling Santa that the two mice have gone away for the holiday. Who would do such a horrible thing? With help from a wise old rat and a little something left behind from Santa's sleigh, Lottie and Jack get back at That Cat — and find a perfect way to make their New Year bright. This gleeful tale, told in a witty text and richly hued illustrations, will spread cheer all year round.