A real Christmas is more than parties and plastic trees. It’s memories, family, and love.
For photojournalist Jesse, Winter is the worst of times for more reasons than he can count. Not least that Christmas is a stark reminder of last year’s misery when his banker boyfriend embezzled millions, ran from the law, and left Jesse with unmanageable debt. The ring Jesse had bought to propose was the first item he had to sell, and it wouldn’t be the last.
With money running low, he wants an assignment somewhere fascinating, far away, and hot. Meanwhile, his agent offers him cold and icy Eden Vale, awarded Christmas Town 2011, and given how much it pays, he can’t say no. Only now he’s trapped in a town of less than a thousand people, cut off by snow, and every single person wants to drag him kicking and screaming into Christmas.
Gabriel has lived his entire life in the mountains. A teacher at the elementary school, he believes that the season of goodwill unites community, family, and that love resides in everyone’s heart.
When Jesse arrives in town, lacking any measure of Christmas spirit, Gabriel immediately sees through his defenses and bonds with him. Despite the barriers that Jesse throws up, Gabriel is determined to show the man what a real Christmas can be.