The three beggars Suskewiet, Pitje Vogel and Schrobberbeeck are tired of being poor and hungry, so go out singing Epiphany on Christmas Eve. Money, food and drink are thrust upon them, but on their way home they get lost in the woods and witness the birth of Little Baby Jesus. Dazzled by this miracle, they give away all their gains. When Christmas next comes around, they decide to sing again. But puzzled about last year’s experience, they start to quarrel over their gifts. Eventually they fall out and go their own way.