For nearly twenty five years, young men
on the road to troubled lives have come to Jane Thompson's Victorian
Mansion to learn better ways to live and to handle their more
destructive emotions. Most have more or less fallen into her
tough-loving clutches without too much difficulty, but there have been
a few problem cases who have tested even Jane's iron determination.
Carol, or rather Carl, is just such a
problem. He has, for many months, effectively resisted all of Jane's
efforts. Now, as the Christmas Day looms, even the indomitable Jane
must question whether or not there is anything she can do for this
Ah, but Christmas Eve is a magical time,
and sometimes, magical things can happen, even on nights when the
Spirits don't come calling.