Lily hates Christmas. She has ugly memories of her alcoholic father spoiling festivities. She remembers him drunk, cursing, yelling, and hitting her brothers. As an adult, in order to escape Christmas, Lily vacations in warm places far from holiday fanfare. This year, while traveling from Chicago to Scottsdale, Arizona Lily meets a wounded ex-Marine. Despite his scars, she’s immediately attracted to his seductive personality. She learns he is about to attend his sister’s wedding alone. Lily takes a detour from her Christmas escape to be his date. At his family’s ranch, Lily experiences a different side of Christmas. One filled with the magic of giving.