Xingling is ready to celebrate Chinese New Year. She and Po Po have decorated their family's apartment with the traditional red lanterns and have started the lion's head casserole. Suddenly a horrible beast shows up at the door! Xingling has heard of the Nian Monster, but no one thought he'd ever return. With jaws as wide as caverns and teeth sharper than swords, he's intent on devouring all of Shanghai -- starting with Xingling!
Can Xingling find a way to outwit the monster and save the city in time for the holiday festivities?