1. How do you think the Tree has changed after its adventure?


2. How does this story’s Saint Nick correspond to your notion of Santa Claus? How is he different? How do you feel about the differences?


3. Many readers seemed to think this was a children’s story, based on the title. It isn’t. To clarify, I added the subtitle For grown-ups who haven’t forgotten the magic to my blurb. Do you agree? Why or why not?


4. Beneath the humor, what other themes do you detect? What values are exemplified in the story?


5. What do you think of the mystery element? Are you satisfied with the way it is resolved?


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