After the loss of the family farm, the Thompsons head west for a fresh start. John’s struggle to provide for his family is bolstered by the childlike faith of his young son who, despite his new environment, inspires everyone he meets to consider the true meaning of Christmas. After a mysterious stagecoach rider visits in the dark hours of Christmas Eve, even John must believe that his troubles are temporary, and miracles do happen on Christmas.
When lives intertwine during Christmas, hope is the only unifying gift. Family comes in many forms. It's through the love of one little girl that the lives of many are brought together during what turns out to be a most joyful time of the year.
What the community of St. Nicholas, Iowa, lacks in size, it makes up for in enthusiasm. So when the mayor and local veterinarian, Sarah (Ann Jillian), reveals that a doctor is needed to keep the area hospital open, the town jumps at the chance to fill the position. The top candidate is hometown hero Mike (Robert Hays), the widower son of a local man (Jack Palance), who is a practicing surgeon in the city.
A young boy finds a pair of lost dogs who seem to have miraculous healing powers, but his determination to keep the dogs forces him into confrontation with a dangerous criminal elements, and brings him face-to-face with the potential of his own human spirit.
Double feature includes Natalie's Rose and Second Chances. Natalie's Rose is about a fifteen year old girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother loses her battle with cancer on Valentine's Day. Second Chances is an uplifting tale of a little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after a car crash claims her father's life.