Synopsis: This is the story of the Eunson family and their attempt to establish a new life for themselves in America. Jo and Robert Eunson have come from Scotland and are soon well established in their new home of Eureka. They and their 6 children fit in quickly in their new community. Tragedy strikes however when one of the boys contacts diphtheria. He recovers but patriarch Robert succumbs to the disease. As a single parent, mother Jo works as a seamstress but she too dies, of typhoid. On her deathbed, she asks the eldest, 12 year-old Robbie, to find good homes for all of the children. On Christmas day, he sets out to find homes for each of his siblings.
Runtime: 103 minutes