With the infamy of woman, and the ingratitude of man hanging over his head, Gildersleeve has had little time to think about Christmas. It takes some compassion from his family, and some enthusiasm from Leroy to lift his spirits. But its news from judge Hooker that really gets Gildy up and going.
Out shopping, Gildy invites Leila Ransom over for a Christmas party. Floyd the barber shares his troubles, and is invited along with Peavey. What kind of quiet Christmas customs does the old druggist have with his wife?
It’s Christmas Eve, and Gildy reads the poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas. After dinner, the guests begin arriving. Gifts are exchanged, but the ladies better watch out in the house strewn with mistletoe. The rest show up in the form of the caroling Jolly Boys club, and soon the gang is singing around the piano, Joy to the World. Gildy shares a holiday word for peace to return all over the world, and the audience is asked to join with the singing.