On Christmas Eve in the year 2052, a family finds it necessary to make a rocket flight to Mars. The parents are very worried because this will be their son's first flight into space. They want to give him a wonderful Christmas in space, complete with a Christmas tree and gifts. However, regulations concerning weight limit in the rocket make this last plan an impossibility. The young boy is not disappointed on Christmas morning, though, for his Christmas gift is a look through the ship's only porthole: He will be able to see the billions of stars that burn like candles.