As a single mother to eight year old Oliver, Sydney Larkin, a Chicago-based freelance journalist, is trying to be supermom, although she does have help on the personal side by her mother, Lauren Larkin, and the professional side by having an exclusive association with BCN-TV News, which Sydney would like to be more permanent. Lauren's strength as a reporter is an ability to spot the unusual or unique in any story. In this, the Christmas season, Sydney's association with the station is in jeopardy when she is in competition for the one permanent open job with other freelancers, most specifically her rival Andy Cooper, who has a more cutthroat attitude than her, and as BCN's news editor, Perry, questions Sydney's story choices in Sydney preferring those humanistic stories as opposed to hard hitting news, which generally garner bigger ratings. Perry assigns all the freelancers what appears to be the biggest story of this Christmas - the reporter getting the story first who will probably ...
Did You Know?
The cast contains two icons of 1970s and 1980s US television: Jaclyn Smith
and Patrick Duffy
. They share only one scene together. They also previously appeared as love interests in a two-parter on Smith's show, Charlie's Angels
(1976). See more
When Colin is standing at Sydney's doorway, one can clearly see a stone wall near the front doorway, and that the door's framework is brown with glass windows. When the scene switches, the front doorway area is blue siding and the door is a solid door which opens the opposite way. See more