Keryn has a problem; it's a habit she's engaged in all her life. It's one she sees no need to change.
Mark has a problem; it's one he discovers when his new sister-in-law reveals his wife's disturbing holiday tendencies. It's one he is determined to alter.
The newlywed Lindells approach their first Christmas together with excitement, but also with a certain amount of trepidation.
When Keryn indulges herself in her usual pre-holiday behavior, she emerges from the experience not only puzzled at what she discovers, but agitated about what it all means.
Mark, for his part, is determined to teach his beloved bride a lesson about how to be a gracious receiver in the holiday season, even if it costs her a few ouchy moments and some remorseful tears.
It won't be the way the Lindells planned to celebrate their first Christmas, but it will be the way they establish rules that will guide them not only in future celebrations, but in every other aspect of their relationship.
Heads up for readers: The solution for the Top comes from having a Bottom up.