First in the Chickadee Court mystery sries, this humourous middle-grade mystery stars two ten-year-old sleuths who crack a case of stolen outdoor Christmas decorations. Every Christmas since Alex can remember, his family and his neighbors have filled their front yards with decorations from each day of the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"--from the partridge to the drummers. But this year someone is stealing the decorations one by one. First, one of the six geese a-laying goes a-missing, then the partridge flies the coop too. Alex is determined to solve this mystery and uncover the Christmas caper once and for all. But will he do it in time to save the twelve days of Christmas?