It's Christmas morning, and Carol is reluctant to get out of bed. While others are busy celebrating with their family and friends, she's facing a holiday home alone.
Maybe she'll watch a movie or even decorate to try to lift her funky mood. She'll get a call from her son and family who live in Texas. She'll also be hearing from her daughter and grandson who are now vacationing in Florida. She'd rather be with all of them, but it's not happening this year.
After some reminiscing, and after talking to her deceased husband (like she always still does), she finally gets out of bed and begins her usual routine. She's still not looking forward to being alone, but will do her best to remain optimistic. Somehow, she'll make it through the day.
But she's certain it's going to remain an uneventful, dull...and lonely Christmas.
What Carol doesn't know yet is that she's in for a big surprise. Sometimes when it's least expected, something wonderful happens - so wonderful that it must be a miracle - and an answered prayer.