Jim and Katie Helms have reached the end of their contentious marriage. They are driving through an impassible Christmas Eve blizzard to their final separation when they realize they can’t go on. They suddenly see Christmas lights on a farmhouse which is their only salvation from the storm. A pleasant old man named Ethan takes them in for the night. Helms and Katie call a truce for the sake of their host, but their resolve to end their marriage is firm. Then Helms has a midnight discussion with Ethan and learns the awful truth Ethan has hidden for many years. Helms may have changed in the face of this truth, but it will take something more powerful to save their marriage.