The House that Santa (Almost) Missed is a whimsical, rhyming tale about a Christmas Eve snowstorm that buries one house so deep that Santa winds up passing it by. James and Alissa, the family’s two children, spend Christmas Eve arguing about who will get the most presents. Meanwhile Janie, a big-hearted, lumbering dog, and her sidekick, a little white cat named Nell, brave the snowy night in an adventure to rescue Christmas for the family’s two children.
After failing to grab Santa’s attention on his busiest night of the year, Janie and Nell wrap some of their most treasured pet-toys and set them under the tree for their beloved little humans. Labeling the well-loved toys with scribbled tags, Janie and Nell hope that these gifts will be a last-ditch effort to save Christmas morning.
Santa finally does arrive, leaving gifts for James and Alissa. When the kids open the gifts wrapped clumsily by Janie and Nell they conclude that these are very special gifts intended by the dog and cat for each other. The story ends with a happy lesson about love and magic, and sharing from the heart.