When a heavy snowdrift cuts off Mr Hedges from the local village, he attempts to make a Christmas tree in the garden. But despite his best efforts, it looks nothing like he had planned. He goes to bed with a heavy heart - for the very first time, he'll have no Christmas tree on Christmas Day. Determined to cheer up their friend, the birds in Mr Hedges' garden work throughout the night.
David FitzGerald has a regular weekday programme on BBC Radio Devon. He started out in radio in the early 1980s, before moving to TV, where he was at the front of nearly every major disaster reporting for Sky News. He is also an experienced writer, having scripted TV favourites such as The Bill and Spitting Image. He has co-authored three highly successful, humorous stories for children with Simon Weston OBE, A Nod from Nelson, Nelson to the Rescue and Nelson at Sea.