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When a hunting fox pounces through the snow and finds itself inside a warm home, it's welcomed and given dinner by a kind bearded man with a big round belly. Soon yawning, the man leaves the fox to explore through piles of strewn wrapping paper and rows of empty shelves. As the man sleeps, the fox curls up, too, until the sun and flowers return, luring them both outside. But soon the man gets back to work-drawing and measuring, painting and hammering, sewing and stuffing until all the empty shelves are filled from top to bottom. This gentle story offers a fresh look at how Santa prepares for the most magical night of the year.