Jesse can hardly wait for Christmas. Now that he’s twelve, the hard-working boy is certain he’s finally going to get the hunting rifle he’s been wanting for years. While his father is reticent about getting Jesse the rifle, he does compliment Jesse’s efforts and offer him the colt that will be born this winter. But his father has also made it clear that it will be Jesse’s responsibility to take care of the brood mare, watch for the colt, and make sure there is plenty of hay for the birth. But when Christmas comes, Jesse quickly forgets what’s truly important and learns an enduring lesson about the meaning of Christmas giving. A touching holiday tale, On a Cold Christmas Night is sure to become a tradition in your home.