When Dennis (Paul Giammati The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Saving Mr. Banks) is released from prison just before the Christmas holidays, he is intent on getting his life back on track. But he soon realises going straight doesn’t come easy. Not only has his estranged wife told his young daughter he is dead, but he finds out she’s now shacked up with his ex-partner in crime Rene (Paul Rudd, Ant Man, Anchorman 2).
Determined to turn things around and buy his daughter the present she’s always wanted, he gets back in business with Rene, selling Christmas trees in New York City. First, he just has to smuggle himself across the border, resist all light-fingered temptations, and compete with the big-budget Christmas tree stall across the street.
With business dwindling and Rene going AWOL, things don’t look so bright, but with the help of one of their customers, a straight-talking house sitter named Olga (Sally Hawkins, Made in Dagenham, An Education), they orchestrate a masterful heist – just in time for Christmas.