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?
The covered bridge Cody is seen riding his motorcycle out of is located at Bridgeport State Park outside of Penn Valley, CA and downstream of the California Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans. It's closed to vehicular traffic, but is open to pedestrians. 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
References Crocodile Dundee
The First Noël
Edited by William Sandys
Arranged, edited and with extra lyrics written by Davies Gilbert
Sung in church by cast See more