The Girl Who Saved Christmas begins in Elfhelm, a little village at the North Pole. Santa Claus is visiting the toy workshop to see how things are going, when suddenly, he feels a slight shake. He doesn't think much of it, but little does he know a big surprise is in store for Elfhelm. Meanwhile in London, Amelia Wishart is losing hope as her mother is dying. When her mother finally dies, she becomes the property of Mr. Creeper, a cruel man who owns a workhouse in London. She is forced to work 8 hours a day for a year.