In the final days before Christmas, young Curtis is concerned about his status on Santa's 'List'. Despite his good intentions, Curtis is roped into questionable acts by his evil older brother and delinquent father. Curtis and his best friends - Rex the dog, and his Canuck-Man action figure, come up with a plan to turn things around. But considering the title of this short, their odds of success are low. "The Day Santa Didn't Come" is a story of dearly dysfunctional family life in small-town Canada, and the little guy's struggle to overcome it all.