"Kid Christmas" tells of the childhood and youth of John Gotti Junior. While growing up in Howard Beach, New York, and as a student at New York Military Academy, John learns of, and we follow the story of, his father's meteoric rise to power in the world of organized crime. Tragedy strikes the Gotti family when John's younger brother, Frankie Gotti is run over and killed while out riding on a mini-bike. For young John, it is a turning point in his life. In the words of John's brother, Peter Gotti, "John never buried Frankie."