Sailors on their way home celebrate Christmas.
Title: "WHETHER ASHORE OR AFLOAT. Jolly Jack sees to it that Xmas is Xmas! in real Navy style".
High angled shot of a group of sailors on the deck of a small boat moving away from their ship, they laugh and joke about. M/S of the sailors climbing off the boat onto the quayside. M/S of a group of sailors larking about on the platform of a train station, one of the sailors is waltzing about with one of the officers, some of the sailors wave branches of holy, one plays the banjo.
C/U of the two dancers (the sailor and the officer) standing in front of a stationary train, a sailor leans out of the window holding a sprig of mistletoe, the two dancers kiss on the lips, there is much laughter from the sailors around them! M/S of some of the sailors decorating the front of a steam engine with holly and ivy. M/S of the train pulling away from the station, the sailors wave from the windows at the conductor and a man in a trilby standing on the platform.