Jerry London directs this made-for-TV Canadian festive drama. Tim Matheson stars as a hard-nosed business executive sent to a small town factory to decide which jobs to axe. Falling for his disguise as a potential client of the firm rather than an employee, the town, which relies on the factory for employment, takes Jacob (Matheson) to its heart. Single mother Emma (Melissa Gilbert) and her daughter Noelle (Michelle Trachtenberg) are particularly taken by the outsider. How will they react when they discover his true identity?