I mentioned in my piece on "The Silent Night of the Batman" how that story set the tone for many of the Batman Christmas tales that followed, and echoes of the earlier story can definitely be seen here.
Batman drops by police headquarters on Christmas Eve to exchange gifts with Commissioner Gordon, but there's no time to stand around and sing carols this night. Batman soon finds himself on the phone talking to a young girl named Kathy Crawford who is attempting suicide. She's taken some sleeping pills and called the police just to have someone to talk to in her final moments. She quickly hangs up on Batman, but fortunately she was on the line long enough for the call to be traced. Batman rushes off to try to find her before its too late.
When he arrives at Kathy's apartment, Batman finds the door smashed in and the girl missing. Earlier that evening, Batman's old foe the Blockbuster had witnessed Kathy's purse being stolen. Confronting her assailants, Blockbuster recovered her purse and set out to return it to her. Arriving at her apartment just as Kathy passes out, the brute carried her off to seek help.
Still, despite the complaints about the art, and though its not as inspiring as it tries to be, "Have Yourself A Deadly Little Christmas" is, all in all, a pretty decent entry in the annals of Batman holiday tales.