A Christmas gift exchange at school forces Sharon to confront her own lack of generosity when she pulls Nina's name from out the hat. With Josh exploring their father's Jewish heritage, their mom working overtime and a surprise visit from an unusual cousin, Sharon finds herself overwhelmed and confused. What are the holidays really about, anyway? Sharon sets out to discover how her friends' families cope at this time of year and begins to realize that tolerance of each other's differences is a place to start.