Poor Hattie. Her mother has died and her father is traveling across America looking for work during the depression. She has to live with her two fussy aunts and her pipsqueak brother, as well as the stuck-up new girl on the farm next door. Christmas is coming and Hattie isn't in the spirit. But then she decides she will make enough money to bring her father home . . . and make the Best family's Christmas the most wonderful one ever!