Alec loves to climb little apple trees, wide willow trees, even tall locust trees, all of them! But the great spruce, with its sturdy trunk and branches that stretch up to the sky, is his favorite. Alec's grandpa planted it as a sapling years and years before Alec was born, and every Christmas, Alec and his grandpa decorate the tree together, weaving tinsel and lights through its branches, making it shine bright. But one day, a few curious men from the nearby city take notice of Alec's glistening great spruce, and ask to take it away for their Christmas celebration. Though it's a great honor, Alec's heartbroken at the idea of losing his friend. With great courage and creativity, Alec comes up with a plan to save his favorite tree in this joyful holiday tale.