Romantic comedy starring Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh. In the run up to Christmas, department store employee Steve Mason (Mitchum) meets Connie Ennis (Leigh), a comparative shopper disguised as a customer. When he discovers her true purpose, he decides to let her go, which results in him losing his job. Afterwards, Steve gets to know Connie, her son Timmy (Gordon Gebert) and her fiance Carl Davis (Wendell Corey). Steve soon realises he is in love with Connie, but her wedding is set for New Year's Day. What's a fella to do?