A made-for-TV weepie about an economically depressed blue-collar town and an emotionally depressed widower, this Christmas tale celebrates family, community and the bond between brothers. Even since the local cannery closed, Willow Creek, Alaska, has been devoid of holiday cheer. And this year, even Santa's number-one helper, trucker Al Bensinger (Hoyt Axton) is laid up. The former Willow Creek resident makes an annual trip home from Los Angeles with toys and supplies for his hometown, but Al is sick and the estranged brothers he had helped raise are slow to pick up the slack: Pete (Tom Wopat) and Ray (John Schneider) flatly refuse to ride together. Pete, a single pa...