As Elise gets ready for her Christmas Eve party, she reminds her maid that no calls are to make it through to her husband, a doctor. She is sick of her husband running away to help others on special nights like these. Just before the party begins, a young Mexican couple comes to her door asking for help. Maria is getting ready to give birth, and she is in a lot of pain. Elise quickly sends them to the barn so they won't disturb her evening. After a few hours of guilt, Elise realizes it isn't right for her to prevent her husband from helping others. Elise rushes to her husband and tells him of the young couple in the barn so he can help them.