Molly and her family face a disappointing Christmas. Dad is off at war in England, Molly's grandparents can't come for the holidays, and it looks like there won't be many exciting presents. Worst of all, the family hasn't heard from Dad for a long time, and they're worried. But Molly decides they should make their own merry Christmas, filled with the kind of surprises that Dad would make. Thanks to Molly, the best surprise of all is waiting for the McIntires on Christmas morning.