When six-year old Anton - who was born on the 25th of December - wakes on Christmas Day, he finds that instead of the 600 toys he has requested, his gift from Santa Claus is a single, solitary orange. Just why has Anton's 16-page list been ignored? Inspired by a TV ad. from the town's nastiest solicitor, and with visions of an easy victory dancing in his head, Anton decides to take Santa to court for breach of promise. Dubbed "The Trial of the Century" by the local newspapers things couldn't look worse for Santa: is this the end of Christmas as we know it?