In Summerfield, the recent snowfall has Leroy yearning to stay home from school so he can play in the snow. His job at faking an illness was so good that now he is stranded in the house over the weekend while other kids are out enjoying the white stuff. Marjorie is in high spirits as she takes in the wintery scene outside. She makes some observances at Gildy’s recent woman trouble when both of his lady friends haven’t been coming around lately. Both Leila and Eve Goodwin are upset at him for their own reasons.
With Leroy still chomping at the bit to go outside, Gildersleeve caves in with the compromise that he shovels the walks first. With the kids taking advantage of the snow, Judge Hooker talks Gildersleeves into their own fun in the snow by having a sleigh ride party. The only sleigh around is one that Floyd the barber owns. They want to borrow it, but don’t want to have Floyd along to annoy them with his gossipping and stories. How can they get the use of the sleigh, and cut Floyd out of the picture?
The arrangements are made, and it’s a nice night for the sleigh ride. Floyd ends up tagging along as the driver. There’s just one stop to make at Peavey’s to invite him along. He has a sick wife at home, and just can’t make it, but he’s willing to have them take him home… the long way, if you know what he means.
The next stops are to pick up Eve Goodwin and Leila. Eve has a cold, and is almost tempted until she learns about Leila coming along. At Leila’s the guys decide to serenade her to convince her to go along. She has other plans with Doctor Hargrave, and isn’t inclined to be out with four men, with no chaperone . What? Is it the guys she doesn’t trust, or doesn’t she trust herself?
Not to be defeated, the guys set out for other female companionship. First, Peavey is taken home, but forgot his house key. The sleigh of friends hang around just long enough to hear his onesided conversation with Mrs Peavey before driving away.