Kelly Kennedy thought her life was finally on track. Engaged to the man of her dreams and with a baby on the way, she reassures her five-year-old daughter, Bree, that the father she picked for Christmas still loves her. Unfortunately, war veteran Tyler Manning has been away most of the year. Recovering from PTSD isn’t easy. Rather than worry Kelly, Tyler spends his time traveling to Afghanistan to work at a children's charity he founded. Kelly decides to distract Bree with promises of a pet for Christmas. When Tyler is taken hostage by terrorists in Afghanistan, she finds it hard to convince Bree that they will truly be a family in time for Christmas.