It’s Christmastime in Briarcliff Manor. Colorful lights shine brightly, the air is steeped with the scent of evergreens, worship services are filled to capacity and stores are bursting with joyful, gift-hunting shoppers.
Even a surprise Thanksgiving Eve snowfall helped cast a festive quality across the local landscape. But not everyone in town feels the holiday cheer. Nor do the seasonal sights, sounds and pastimes make much of a difference.
While most go about their individual holiday pursuits soaking in all the season has to offer, young Charlie Riverton is restless. His good-natured, twelve-year-old heart is especially sympathetic for the lonely. In particular, he can’t stand the thought that anyone in Briarcliff might be alone on Christmas day.
As Charlie and his sixth-grade group of buddies ramble through their daily range of pre-teen hijinks, he befriends a mysterious and curiously gifted newcomer in town. Together, the two set out to craft a God-honoring Christmas gift that will touch hearts all over town. Along the way, lives are changed and people begin to look at Christmas a little differently.
Come spend this Christmas with a warm and unforgettable ensemble of characters in this feel-good, coming of age story set in small-town America during the early 1970s.