It's Christmas Eve, and a young newspaper reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a last-chance story
about a typical family Christmas â€“ his family's Christmas. He goes home to his recently widowed mother, his crazy
uncle, his eccentric grandmother, and his battling siblings and their neurotic spouses, who provide no shortage of
material. One by one, we learn each family member's secrets, problems, and dysfunctions, and when they learn that
he's writing an article with some very personal family information, the fruitcake hits the fan.