Sydney Ragsdale (Thompson), recently divorced, decides to spend Christmas in a house she inherited with her young daughter. As Sydney begins to spend more time at the local bookstore, she meets a teacher, Mac (Paevey), who also fills in for the town Santa. Mac tries to make Christmas wishes come true, and this year Sydney is at the top of his 'nice' list. As a new opportunity with the bookstore unfolds, Mac helps Sydney open herself up to life, love, and believing in the spirit of Christmas again.
Did You Know?
Features more than a handful of blatant product placement plugs for author Nancy Naigle, upon whose novel the film was based. In addition to her cameo, Naigle's name appears distractedly in many shots, on fronts and spines of book covers in the book store, even at the top of the all-book Christmas tree in the competition sequence. See more
Mac invites Sydney to dinner. After having dinner in a lovely darkened restaurant, they walk out into afternoon sunlight. The week before Christmas. See more
He was walking up the candy cane stairs to get to the Christmas throne when he slipped on a ginger bread man and fell off the back of Santa's workshop.