Jake Peterson is a man who has spent his life climbing the corporate ladder at a tractor corporation. He's a lonely man living in a big city. His boss has ordered massive downsizing a week before Christmas, and Jake's mission is to go back to his hometown and assess who should be fired at the local assembly plant. Complications arise when he meets Emma, a young widow whose father manages the factory.
A small town is in danger of vanishing because they do not have a doctor for their only hospital. Sarah, the mayor, attempts to recruit Michael, a surgeon, when he visits his widower father for Christmas. However, Michael has lost confidence in his abilities, and his rocky past affair with Sarah may make matters difficult.