A Yuletide free-for-all.
It starts innocently enough in the town square of Possum, Virginia. But it ends up as a spectacular national scandal: Can a federal judge outlaw Christmas?
Thomas Hammond and his wife play Joseph and Mary in the annual live nativity scene in their hometown. But a federal judge rules the display unconstitutional -- and a Christmas showdown ensues. Thomas refuses to abide by the court order...and ends up in jail. From the courtrooms of Virginia to the talk shows of New York City, the battle escalates into a national media spectacle. Caught in the middle is law student Jasmine Woodfaulk -- assigned to represent Thomas as part of her school's legal aid clinic.
Whatever happened to peace on earth?
Only a surprising series of events -- nearly as humbling and unexpected as the origins of the season itself -- can reconcile a stubborn father, a crusading law student and a recalcitrant judge.
The Judge Who Stole Christmas, by acclaimed author Randy Singer, is a charming, warm, and thought-provoking Christmas tale that explores in a fresh way the real reason for the season.