Mikey Mite is in a terrible mood, so bad even his guinea pig Attila can't cheer him up. He should be happy-Christmas is coming, a time for presents and above all school holidays. But Mikey dreads Christmas. In the past Mikey's father drank too much, especially at Christmas time. But for two months he hasn't been drinking at all, thanks to the help of his friend, Mr. Lotecki. When all his friends and family gather for a Christmas costume party, Mikey is afraid of what might happen. But when Santa arrives, he brings a better surprise than Mikey could ever have imagined. Mikey Mite's Best Present is a story of how families struggle together-and sometimes triumph.