Henry Corwin (Richard Mulligan) who works as an outlet store Santa Claus takes his supper break at a regional bar, grumbling to the bartender that lots of families in the world struggle as confirmed by 2 homeless children outside. Without explanation, two dollar expenses appear out of Corwin's pocket as well as he contributes them to the short-term kids. Nevertheless, when Corwin returns to work noticeably tipsy, the store owner Mr. Dundee (William Atherton) terminates him. Dundee is already upset that the tailor-made coat for his other half was offered to a consumer and blames Corwin for wrecking Christmas for the youngsters. Corwin rebuffs Dundee and informs him that the youngsters whose families struggle with keeping the lights on as well as placing food on their tables will be the ones who will certainly be not able to delight in Xmas.
Corwin goes to his apartment or condo depressed on Xmas Eve and also gets ready to take a garbage bag to the road. He listens to youngsters caroling as well as claims that he desires that he had something to provide. They proceed and after that Corwin notifications that there are toys coming out of the trash can.
Mr. Dundee obtains house as well as notices the children on the roads are running around with new toys. At the entrance hall of Corwin's tenement structure, a wonderful celebration is accepted children getting toys as well as grownups and young adults getting badly required items. Mr. Dundee thinks they have actually been swiped from his outlet store. The police are called as well as question Corwin. They do not have proof that he took, yet given that Corwin does not have evidence of ownership, they make a decision to jail him.
Receipts for Dundee's chain store beginning to spurt of the bag and the cops become completely satisfied that every little thing is okay. Dundee asks Corwin exactly how he took care of to make that take place as well as he tells Dundee to never ever examine wonders. Getting to into the bag, Corwin pulls out the fur coat meant for Mrs. Dundee and a baseball with the signatures of the 1961 Yankees for himself. Dundee asks Henry if there is anything that he would such as for Christmas? Corwin claims that all he desires is to be able to be philanthropic annually.
Delighted, Dundee strolls to his cars and truck as well as Corwin enters his apartment or condo. Corwin tries to obtain his beard as well as mustache off and he quickly recognizes that he needs to have some newly found magic. Corwin disappears up the chimney. Near his cars and truck, Dundee listens to bells and the happy laugh of Santa Claus expenses. Smiling, he knows that Corwin got his desire, as well.