Winner! 2002 Florida Repertory Theatre Congress of Jewelers Play Series.
Julia Dowling has an unexpected visitor who intends to escort her off to the afterlife. Infusing comedy into the classic Death Takes a Holiday, The Christmas Spirit is set in contemporary Long Island. Julia persuades Death to give her one more day to enjoy Christmas and invites him to be her guest at a festive party. The next day the house fills with bickering relatives, friends, the local priest - and Death, masquerading as a human, singing carols and drinking egg nog. Moments of high farce, drama and even romance arise as bright holiday fantasies collide with a not-so-merry reality. Winner of the 2002 Florida Repertory Theatre Congress of Jewelers Play Series.