Grandpap joins Lum and Abner to take groceries and supplies to a needy family. They trudge through the night to follow the stars to a barn where Doc Miller ttendds to the birth of a baby.
A carpenter named Joe has taken his family to the county seat to pay their taxes. Now they have to stop to let the baby come.
As events unfold, the hospitality of the Pine Ridge citezens prove to be both a similarity and contrast to the Christmas story.