The Christmas Cookie Club
Every year at Christmastime, Marnie and her twelve closest girlfriends gather in the evening with batches of beautifully wrapped homemade cookies. Everyone has to bring a dessert and a bottle of wine, but this year, itâ€™s their stories that are especially important. Marnieâ€™s oldest daughter has a risky pregnancy. Jeannieâ€™s father is having an affair with her best friend. Taylorâ€™s life is in financial freefall. Rosieâ€™s husband doesnâ€™t want children, and she has to decide, very soon, the fate of her marriage.
On this evening, at least, they can feel as a group the impulses of sisterly love and conflict, the passion and hopefulness of a new romance, the betrayal and disillusionment some relationships bring, the joys and fears of motherhood, the agony of losing a child, and above all, the love they have for one another. As Marnie says, the Christmas Cookie Club, if itâ€™s anything, is a reminder of delight.