Christmas in New Bedford is not how it should be. Grace (Kathryn Greenwood) and her mother have gone to Europe to recover her husband's belongings when war breaks out and they are stranded. At home, sister-in-law Toppy is in a tizzy because she is directing the town pageant, but the script is a flop. Nephew Hub, who is planning on becoming a priest, returns from school holidays and brings a suprise with him – a girlfriend who is a Jewish refugee and a renowned cellist. A heartwarming tale of honor and love, as Hub tries to protect his best friend from being deported to Nazi Germany.