Jim Thorndyke has fled a failed marriage and taken a position in the Artic. When his regular flight to the Caribbean is cancelled, he hitches a ride south with an eccentric old bush pilot and his rickety craft. They are forced down in a remote northern village preparing to celebrate Christmas. There Jim witnesses the true spirit of Christmas and small miracles that challenge his agnostic believes. Then in the smoke of an old medicines man’s mystical pipe, Jim meets the ghosts of Christmas past and those yet to come. He is forced to make difficult decisions about his life or face the bleakest of futures.