Star Bright! : It's beginning to look a lot like an American Christmas: unpleasant relatives, miserable travel, a slobbering dog - and one "harmless American of Irish origins," Jack Flanigan, who is reluctantly falling in love with a young Russian woman studying at Harvard. She's spending Christmas alone in a foreign country, so he invites the dark-eyed beauty home to Chicago for the holiday. What happens when she gets to Chicago and is caught up in the maelstrom of commercialized yuletide? Enough to say, there's a tree, and a feast, and midnight mass, and a gaggle of contentious Flanigans of all ages - who have the merriest Christmas ever - and nothing will ever be quite the same for any of them. Especially for Jack.