In the charming town of Greenlawn, the annual Christmas decorating competition has become a heated "win-at-all-costs" contest. As a result the Mayor has officially cancelled Christmas for the entire town. The town's passions have been inflamed by the new resident , Norbert Bridges (Matt McCoy), who has sneakily goaded his neighbours into a fanatical "must win" mentality so he can study their reactions for his book on human behaviour. Soon the spirit of Christmas is replaced by the crime of Christmas, as residents of Greenlawn are being arrested for committing "Acts of Christmas". Norbert soon realises that he has gone too far... and that he must do everything possible to restore the spirit of Christmas before it's too late.