E. E. Cummings' Christmas poem, Little Tree,' expresses the tender sensibilities and compassion of a young child toward a small tree and the ornaments that 'dream of being taken out' for the holiday. In Denise Ondishko's a cappella treatment of the poem, an undulating, repeating refrain makes this work more a lullaby than a Carol. Ondishko uses familiar modes, or scales, (Aeolian and Mixolydian) found in old Christmas carols to build a seasonal tapestry. The subtleties, innocence and joy of the text are enhanced by Ondishko's open fifths, suspensions, metric modulations, and modal transformation. This work will transport your audience to a place of loving beauty.