A heart-tugging tale of a boy and a troubled little girl who discover that the true spirit of Christmas is alive and well in the hearts of those who earnestly seek it.
Young Molar Alan and his older brother Aaron desperately need a new perspective on Christmas when they are recruited by Dr. Ringle, who plays Santa to the children at a nearby hospital. There the two boys are tasked to help bring holiday cheer to the children's ward. Aaron becomes friends with Madhu, a boy on the transplant list who does not celebrate Christmas but is curious about its customs. Meanwhile, Mo is faced with the challenge of befriending a decidedly angry girl. Katrina is so embarrassed by her scarred appearance that she hides her face behind the safety of a paper bag and alienates herself from everyone around her. Almost in spite of themselves, the children discover that Christmas joy emanates from a source far greater than the North Pole, and Katrina learns that she is more beautiful than she ever imagined.
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