A family stranded in a bleak town over the holidays comes to realise that life is best lived simply. When a blizzard forces them off course and into the rundown Nowhere Town, the wealthy Benson family agree to help a cheery local cafe owner lift the town’s spirits by organizing a Christmas Eve pageant. Their involvement helps them appreciate the true spirit of Christmas.
Pete wakes up Christmas morning with a promise of a better day, but he immediately finds that his parents forgot to get him a Christmas present (“Weren’t you getting it? I thought you were!”).