Two French Canadians travel to New York City during the holiday season with a get-rich-quick scheme of selling Christmas trees. Dennis is a no-nonsense, recently released ex-con trying to get his life - and his wife - back. Rene is Dennis’s charming, shallow, former partner-in-crime who is now living with Dennis’s estranged wife. Feeling guilty and knowing Dennis needs a job, Rene reluctantly agrees to make Dennis a partner in the scheme. Though the two former friends struggle with each other and an eclectic array of tough New York customers, they discover much about themselves in the process.