Back in the days of radio a woman married to a bullheaded Irishman thought she could stand up for women's political rights. She tries to buck the ward boss and he is unforgiving. Indeed, he has her husband laid off from his job in the Chicago fire department job in the midst of the depression in Chicago. The husband too is less than forgiving, for there will now be no money for food or fuel, and certainly none for Christmas. Other members of the family are an out of work movie organist, a grandmother and two daughters, one of whom is a hypochondriac. Christmas brings a snow storm, and a heartbreaking scene in which the father relents and buys a Christmas tree with his last cents.
"A sentimental comedy in which pluck and humor triumph over adversity." - New York Daily News