US Army sergeant Cody Cullen's horror tour in Afghanistan ends when his fellow soldier Jonesy is killed in an attack while they are delivering medical supplies in Nurestan. Cody is put on leave and goes to return private possessions to Jonesy's bride turned widow. On his way home he passes Nevada City, California, where he meets Faith Spelman, who writes the parish's Christmas cards to lonely soldiers, who had coincidentally included him, an orphan. He happens to save her dad Luke from a serious car run-over. The Spellmans invite Cody home for dinner, then the Christmas tide. He proves a great help in the family logging firm. Vietenam vet Luke wants Cody as son-in-law, but although charmed, Faith still seems committed to rarely present fiancé Paul, a wine broker.
Did You Know?
When the Army camp is first shown you can see that it is named Camp Dobbs and dedicated to Lt. Frank Q. Dobbs who was killed in action on February 15th '05. This could be a reference to Frank Q. Dobbs, a screenwriter, producer, and director who died on February 15th. However, he died in 2006, not 2005. The '05 on the camp sign could have been a mistake. See more
When the camera shows the church from the back in the beginning of the movie you can see Cody in the third center row from the back on the left hand side with the inn keeper he met later on in the movie when he first gets into town. See more
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Traditional song, sung by uncredited singer See more