Though not as special as the sleeper hit that spawned it, this made-for-TV sequel is heartwarming without being excessively treacly. Frazzled divorcee Denise Holton (Stacy Edwards) returns to her hometown of Three Oaks,
Michigan, where she plans to celebrate a typical family Christmas. But her teenaged son, Ryan (Robert Clark), decides to live with his dad in Chicago and his younger brother, Charlie (Gavin Fink), is too busy dodging school bullies to
think about Santa. The wistful Charlie finds a friend in the town’s handyman,
Tom Sullivan (John Corbett), and comfort in the local legend of Prancer. Ten years ago, the story goes, a Three Oaks child rescued the woun...