Two families live next door in the same house. The Giltons have lots of kids, and strive to get the ends meet. The Biltons are well to do. Mr. Bilton is a grumpy old man, who gets irritated by the children. When his dog is poisoned the Giltons are accused by him. On Christmas Eve Mr. Gilton accidentally bumps into the Bilton home, and is overwhelmed when one of the kids gives him her present.