This enjoyable children's film is based on a popular fairy tale by Russian writer Samuil Marshak. When a willful little queen requests a bouquet of snowdrop flowers for New Year's Day, everyone listens. She offers a reward for the flowers -- a basketful of gold. A greedy woman sends her stepdaughter, who she does not like, into the cold forest to hunt for flowers, knowing full well the impossibility of the task. The poor little girl is saved from freezing to death by the Twelve Months, who help her by miraculously creating spring all around her. She is able to return with the flowers -- but then others want a share of the action too.