Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end. When David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David's quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.
When Gina Kell loses her husband on Christmas day, she soon finds a kindred spirit in another parent at her kidsâ€™ school, Michael Spehn who loses his wife at the same time. As they help each other and their children though grief, they grow closer and fall in love. However, family and friends cause them to question whether being together is a good idea. They are forced to ask themselves if their new found love is strong enough to overcome the grief surrounding both families or if it is simply too soon for either of them to think about moving on.