Stone Creek veterinarian Olivia O'Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially rugged architect–turned–rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia's uncanny bond with his daughter Sophie's pony, Butterpie, has him questioning her sanity, while she wonders if he's not just a drugstore cowboy. Then twelve–year–old Sophie conspires with Olivia to get Tanner into the spirit of Christmas with all the trimmings, including a tree–lighting ceremony and a man named Kris Kringle in a sleigh driven by seven reindeer and a donkey. But will a holiday miracle transform the globe–trotting Tanner into a rancher and family man for all seasons?