Three stories take place during a Christmas cruise. LONELY AT THE TOP describes Captain Stubing, whose Scrooge-like behavior masks the fact that he misses his family. He tries to be more of a friend to the crew on the advice of Father Mike, a priest who leads six orphaned boys on the cruise. DIVORCE ME, PLEASE concerns Paul and Audrey Baynes, who pretend to be happy together but secretly long for the other to ask for a divorce. In order to make this happen, Audrey goes on a spending spree and Paul drinks. SILENT NIGHT concerns former lawyer Dan Barton, who spent three years in prison for a crime that his law partner Walter Perry committed. Now he and his wife Lila are on the same cruise with Walter...and Dan has a gun.