On Christmas Eve a sumptuous Christmas table has been laid out in the vicarage for the vicar and his guests Puck and Einar Bure and Professor Ekstedt. A woman knocks on the vicar's door concerned that her husband is missing. He is soon found murdered in his own country store and suddenly the vicarage and the village are teeming with photographers forensic experts and police under Christer Wijk's command. Village gossip tears at old wounds while the mystery surrounding the crime thickens. This is turning into a Christmas that the peaceful village will never forget.