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.
After a rocky divorce, Caroline Giblin and her reluctant daughter set out for her hometown of Mayville just in time for Christmas. Caroline finds that not much has changed back home, including her one-time fiancé Clay Traynor, who is as stubborn as ever. When Caroline and Clay discover a young boy named William squatting in the basement of her grandmother's former house, Caroline wants to let him stay, but Clay is reluctant and secretly contacts the authorities, causing the two to return to their old, bickering ways.
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.
Single-mom Martha Evans is praying for a miracle to help her family this Christmas. Little does she know that her neighbors have been working behind the scenes to make her season bright. Starring Kristy Swanson, Edward Herrmann and Tess Harper.
A little shepherd boy dies on his eighth birthday and is whisked to Heaven, where he has a hard time accepting he's really dead and he just wishes to return home. His assigned guardian angel tries his best to help the shepherd boy adjust to his new home, even allowing him to return to Earth to retrieve his special treasure box and to see his parents again. When the shepherd boy witnesses the birth of Jesus, he comes to realize what truly is important in the world.
Grace McQueen (Jessica Tandy) has a gift for storytelling that brings a troubled family together during Christmastime and envelops them in a world of imagination. When Grace is offered her own TV show she must decide between becoming a celebrity or staying true to herself. The Christmas Story Lady is a heart-warming tale about the importance of being true to yourself and spending time with your family much in the spirit of the classic film Miracle on 34th Street.
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.