The Heffleys are going on a tropical vacation over the Christmas holiday. The kids weren’t very excited because this vacation meant no presents for them under the tree, but their parents were looking forward to some rest and relaxation. Their trip is delayed when harsh weather sets in and the planes are running behind schedule. Finally, the family can board the plane and jet off to the warm tropics. Once they check into the resort, the Heffleys begin to enjoy their vacation paradise. During their trip they experience some stomach issues, scary creatures in their room and a few other things that threaten their fun. The family soon discovers that this vacation isn’t all they thought it would be and they want to go home.