The holiday movie revolves around Kristin (Lacey Chabert), a beautiful, stylish single mother, who is also a talented clothing designer. At the beginning of the movie, Kristin has just had to close her small Manhattan boutique to return to her Ohio home town and live in her parents' former home. It's an adjustment for Kristin and her daughter Emily - especially when she runs into her former high school rival Melissa (Carey), who tries to make Kristin feel as unwelcome as possible.
Chabert praised Carey's demeanor behind the camera.
"She's a very relaxed director," she said. "She definitely knows what she wants and has a great point of view, but she really lets you go and just do your own thing."