Kelly Brooks is an elementary schoolteacher who gave up on love during the holiday season until her childhood friend Andrew a professional baseball player returns home to win Kelly’s heart for Christmas.
Outback Queensland, the early 1950s. The Thompson family – struggling to keep their outback farm from foreclosure – place their financial hopes on their horse, Prince, a favourite to win the New Year’s Cup. Two horse rustlers named Bill and Sly steal Prince and make their way to a nearby mountain range to escape. However the thieves have underestimated the resourceful Thompson kids John and Helen (a 15-year-old Nicole Kidman in her film debut).
It is Christmas Eve in the little country town of Wyndenham. Inside the rectory all is bustling as Jenny Gregory, the vicar’s elder daughter, begins putting up the decorations. But before this particular Christmas is over, the various members of her family will have to come to terms with a number of difficult subjects, only then they can truly claim to have goodwill to all in their hearts.