Alex Parakeet loves winter vacation. You never have to put on shoes. You hardly have to move from the TV room. Nobody bugs you go to outside and exercise. Anyone in his right mind knows it's too cold. But when decorations from the neighborhood Twelve Days of Christmas display disappear, Alex is dragged into the investigation by his best friend Yasmeen, and his very own cat, Luau. Who would want a goose, a partridge and a calling bird anyway? And what do the thefts have to do with a toy store burglary downtown? One thing's for sure, Alex's winter break is not going to go the way he planned it.