Finnish Christmas drama imagining Santa Claus's childhood. When young Nikolas (Otto Gustavsson) becomes orphaned after an accident, the residents of his village decide to care for him collectively, the arrangement being that every Christmas Nikolas will move on to a new home in the village. Nikolas starts making toys as gifts for the children of the families who extended their generosity towards him. Over the years, Nikolas's former adoptive families become many, and almost every household finds presents on its doorstep on Christmas morning. But things look set to change when Nikolas goes to work for grumpy carpenter Iisakki (Kari Vaananen). Can he find a way to continue bringing joy to children at Christmas time?