The Mansi children on a boarding school in the small Russian village Ivdel are impatiently waiting for winter holidays. They are looking forward to return to their home village, where there is no television or video games. It takes a whole day to get to their hometown, through forests and snowed fields, but there is no place like home. At home they can ride sleigh, jump from the roof into the snow and play cards with grandmother. The winter break is a small change from the city life for the children. Will some decide to return forever?