Aspiring actress, Piper Peterson, has been living in New York City, trying to catch her big break. Working a handful of miscellaneous jobs has kept her busy and away from home, but the holidays are bringing her back home to Minnesota where her family, best friend, and spiked eggnog await. But, a snowstorm works to keep her in the city, stuck at the airport with an unexpected ghost from her past—Carter O'Brien—her older brother's best friend and her childhood crush who broke her heart years ago. Piper doesn't have time for the details that come with the holiday season or for Carter and his excuses. But, Carter pulls all the stops to prove there's more to this time of year than obligations and cold weather.