Christmas is fast approaching, but all is not well in the little town. After the roof of the Concert Hall collapsed and the popular, traditional Christmas Show had to be cancelled an atmosphere of gloom has spread through the town - people who normally get on well together are moody and snap at each other.
Det er snart jul, men alt er ikke som det skal være i den lille byen. Etter at kulturhuset raste sammen, og juleforestillingen måtte avlyses, har det spredd seg en trist atmosfære. Det virker nesten som den kalde, sure vinden i gatene har blåst bort hele julestemningen. Men plutselig en dag støter byens ordfører på den lile jenta Maria - og da begynner ting å skje.
Most children get pretty fed up from time to time with nagging parents who make all the decisions: Do this....Do that.... Go to bed.... You can't wear that shirt......and so on.
In this story, however, the tables are turned when the children are told by their parents that for one whole day they can decide everything concerning the family - absolutely everything..............