The wealthy Duttons, who appear to have everything, take in a young orphan girl, Molly (Keshia Knight-Pulliam from 'The Cosby Show'), at Christmas. The non-conformist teenage son finds her selling matches on the street, and brings her home. Although, outwardly, they appear to be almost perfect, the Duttons have family conflicts and also, through a cruel scheme, are blamed for forcing immigrants to move out of Dutton-owned tennant buildings. It becomes up to Molly to bring the family back together.
This charming film is suitable for everyone in the family, and is especially good for Christmas viewing. It really is very sweet, with actors such as Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls), William Daniels (Boy Meets World), and of course Keshia Knight-Pulliam (The Cosby Show) as the little match girl.