"If you find you have some time, how wonderful if we could have a little chat and share a cup of Christmas tea."
A man receives an invitation from his elderly, ailing aunt and doesn't want to go. It's the midst of the Christmas rush, and who needs the aggravation? The depression? The strain? Driven by guilt, he visits her anyway, and rediscovers the true meaning of Christmas.
Tom Hegg wrote "A Cup of Christmas Tea" in 1981, when his pastor asked him to write something for his church's 125th anniversary. Drawing on childhood memories, he composed a straightforward, sentimental poem that brought tears to his audience's eyes. First published in 1982, it's been a seasonal best-seller ever since.
"A Memory of Christmas Tea," published in 1999, is the heartwarming sequel. Revisiting the themes of "A Cup of Christmas Tea," it gently reminds us of the important things in life such as taking time for loved ones."