On Christmas Eve, Edward's father reads aloud Edward's favorite story about Santa Claus. "How does Santa remember the names of all the boys and girls he gives presents to?" Edward asks. "Maybe he has it all written down in a book", his mother suggests. How Edward finds that very book — Santa's Book of Names — and returns it to Santa makes a beguiling, inspiring Christmas adventure. David McPhail's magical story and illustrations celebrate the spirit of this special holiday and the ability of one small boy to make a difference on a very important night.