It's been years since Edith Miller hosted the annual Snowflake, MN, Christmas Extravaganza. After her son was killed in the war, some five years ago, her Christmas spirit died along with him. So she is more than happy to loan all her Christmas decorations to Stella Hanson, the new teacher in town. After all, what does she have to celebrate?
But when the blizzard of the decade traps Stella-and four other wanderers-in Edith's home, Edith finds that by opening her door, she just might open her heart to a new reason celebrate Christmas.