Avonlea Christmas, a Road to Avonlea movie, pays tribute to the indomitable Hetty King. Always the focal point of town opinion as well as the town's leading educator, Hetty collapses with an unexpected health crisis during the holiday season. When she is hospitalized, feeling homesick and alone, she begins to reevaluate her relationships and her accomplishments in life. Avonlea Christmas touches on the frailty of life and the importance of relationships. It deals with the age-old dilemma of following one's heart or adhering to tradition.