The Christmas Wish A Child. A Wish. A Journey. The Christmas Wish, a New York Times Bestseller, is a fairy tale set in late 1800's Norway. Stunning photographs illustrate this story of Anja, both brave and kind, who sets out on an adventure to make her dream of helping Santa Claus come true. She skis out alone, and with the help of a succession of friendly animals, finds Santa Claus and the true meaning of Christmas.