It’s two weeks before Christmas and recently-dumped children’s book writer Cynthia Manning (Meredith Hagner) asks her friend and illustrator, Liam Pollak (Bobby Campo), to be her “plus one” at her sister’s wedding. While arriving in Cynthia’s hometown, a friendly stop by local policeman Scott Ericson (Aaron O’Connell) reveals that he was Cynthia’s first boyfriend, and hasn’t necessarily gotten over her 100%. At the house, Cynthia’s sister Janet (Megan Park) and dad Tom (Gregory Harrison) mistake Liam for more than just a date to the wedding, but Cynthia quickly sets them straight. Colleague, friend, wedding date – period.
Cynthia is intent on making sure the house is fully decked out for this, the first Christmas since her mother passed away. With Janet leaving soon the girls are concerned about Tom living alone now. While out shopping, Cynthia and Liam bump into Grant (Jeremy Glazer), another of Cynthia’s former boyfriends. The next morning, a singer arrives at the farm with a gift: a partridge in a pear tree with an accompanying card that only says “from your true love.” Janet’s fiancé is quickly eliminated as a possibility and, the next morning, the singer is back with the next verse and a gift: two turtle doves. Cynthia can barely contain her excitement and sets out on a quest out to identify the anonymous benefactor.
As the gifts arrive each day, Cynthia’s investigation progresses and leads her to a pet shop to ask about recent exotic bird purchases as well as meetings with Scott and Grant to assess which of them could be behind the gifting and, thus, her true love. Convinced that Scott is the sender, Cynthia asks Liam to step back so Scott can be her date to Janet’s wedding. The two lovebirds happily rekindle their high school romance until Cynthia discovers she wasn’t on the right track after all. When the 12 Days of Christmas gifts concludes in spectacular fashion with a grand finale that wows them all, the identity of the person responsible for the passel of presents comes as quite a surprise. Also surprising for Cynthia is the discovery that the true love she’s been looking for has been right in front of her all along.