On Christmas Eve, Loras and Bridget Henshaw, receive a present from friends in Germany. Even after studying it for some time, they still have no idea what the gift is. Lacking any Christmas spirit themselves, and with no use for the gift, they pass it on to their acquaintance/friends Tom and Mary Mulligan. The Henshaws make a quick exit, leaving the Mulligans to ponder what they've received, an exercise that quickly degenerates into a fight about Tom's frugality. With only one couple left on their Christmas giving chart, the Cunninghams are the default answer to "What should we do with this thing?" When the Henshaws find out the gift is worth a fortune, they will stop at nothing to get it back. But they’re not the only ones who re-wrapped it …In the mad pursuit to reclaim the gift, everyone who gave it away learns about friendship, real wealth, and the value of a gift truly given.