It’s Christmas Eve, and up high on a mesa Old Armadillo calls “Merry Christmas!”Â But no one is there. He checks his letter basket but findsÂ noÂ Christmas cards. Believing his friends have forgotten him, he shuffles into his casita and falls asleep.Â But his friends haven’t forsaken him. Roadrunner, Coyote, Bear, and other friendsÂ arrive toÂ secretly decorate Old Armadillo’s house.Â When Old Armadillo opensÂ his door, he discovers a beautiful Christmas surprise. Larry Dane Brimner’sÂ quiet and comfortingÂ story, warmly illustrated by Dominic Catalano, is the perfect choice for little ones at Christmastime.