A struggling widow and mother of two facing eviction by her heartless landlord puts her differences aside to offer a helping hand when the cruel curmudgeon goes missing in a blinding Christmas Eve blizzard in director Gus Trikonis' heartfelt tale of forgiveness and compassion. In addition to running the candy store located on the lower level of her inner-city tenement building, kindly Mrs. Mutterance (Katherine Helmond) is also struggling to make ends meet and raise her adopted children (Kimble Joyner and Melissa Joan Hart) despite the constant interference of her mean-spirited landlord Mr. Snyder (Sid Caesar). As Christmas draws near and Mrs. Mutterance is informed by Mr. Snyder that she and her two small children are being evicted to make room for an incoming Laundromat, the devastated adoptive mother does her best to keep her children's spirits up despite their grim outlook. When a Christmas Eve blizzard covers the city in a thick blanket of snow and no trace of Mr. Snyder can be found, the kindly Mrs. Mutterance gathers her two small children to brave the brutal elements and locate the missing landlord. Touched by the efforts of the kindly widow and her two selfless children, the once heartless landlord finds that there's more to life than wealth and power.