This tale is about a five year old girl's fear of spending the Christmas of 1977 in the western Pennsylvania town where both of her parents were born and raised. She is convinced that Santa Claus would not be able to find her on Christmas Eve if she were not right there in her Ohio home, the only home she had ever known. That meant that she would not get gifts for Christmas. Her father hatches a plan to eliminate her fear, a plan that meets with disaster. As a result, the girl loses faith in her father, no longer believing that he knows everything and can do anything. The father needs nothing short of a miracle to regain his daughter's faith in him. Magically, just two nights before Christmas Eve, in an isolated tavern near his boyhood home, just the right miracle to do the job awaits him.