Following a media-fed fear of Chinese products, Tom Xia, who immigrated to the U.S. with his parents as a child, challenges a family to live without any Chinese-made products in their home through Christmas. One concerned young family takes him up. But while the Jones family empties their home into a storage unit, Tom’s parents are fulfilling their idea of the American dream: a new, bigger home complete with outdoor Christmas lights. Through the filter of these two families, ideas of globalization, American identity and living in a cross-cultural world are explored. The good-natured participants are genuinely open to the humor of the situation and to understanding one another.