Emmet Otter and his Ma are very poor,without a father, but very happy and good singers.
They want to get something very special for Christmas.
For Emmet,he sees a used guitar for $40 while they are in the city,
and Ma wants to make his Christmas a special one.
Emmet wants to buy his Ma something special too.
They both enter a talent contest, and have to take something from each other in order to get in.
Emmet puts a hole in the washtub to join a Jugband,and Ma has to sell Pa's tool chest to buy
fabric for a dress. The talent show prize is $50!
Only one can win...could it be either of them?
The Riverbottom Gang, a bunch of rich kids with killer electric band equipment
are going to be tough competition for them!