Eight-year-old Julius lives at an orphanage. Julius loves to hear the headmaster tell the story about how Santa Claus brought Julius to the orphanage on a Christmas Eve many years ago. Julius is looking forward to Christmas Eve, perhaps Santa Claus will visit again. When the big boys at the orphanage confront Julius with the fact that Santa Claus may just headmaster Alfred dressing up, Julius loses not only his belief in Santa – also his belief in himself. But then something strange happens, and suddenly Julius finds himself in a magic world.