After berating his family for their imperfect holiday cheer, Stan forces the family to set out in search of a Christmas tree that lives up to his lofty standards. While scouring the forest for a perfect tree, Stan has a near death experience. He awakes to find himself in limbo where he must plead his case in order to return to his family. After a heavenly legal dispute and eventual meeting with God, Stan realizes he is an intractable know-it-all. God praises this self-realization and returns Stan to his family for the holidays.