Riley Thomas (Abigail Hawk) is a rising star at one of the world's most noted holding companies. With Christmas fast approaching| she is sent to the small town ofChestnut| Vermont to evaluate the assets of one of their companies| an outerwear clothing manufacturer. As she begins making plans for liquidation| she hires thecompany's founder| Nick (Howard Hesseman)-now retired-as her apprentice to help. Of course| everyone assumes she's there to save the company and she keeps her truemotives a secret. In the process| she comes to appreciate what the company means to the small town; and she falls in love with its youthful CEO| Wyatt (DavidO'Donnell). She slowly comes to embrace the small town's values and even helps create a new product line just in time for Christmas. As her priorities change and herlove grows| will Riley be able to stand up to her boss| Preston Bullock (Chevy Chase) and save the company she was supposed to destroy?