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For as long as she can remember, Emma Parkers (Taylor Cole) and her dad have competed as an ice sculpting team in Westford, New Hampshire’s annual Christmas Festival of Ice. It’s her favorite thing to do at her favorite time of year. She returns to Westford following law school to partner in her mom’s law practice. After discovering that Westford’s annual ice sculpting contest has been cancelled due to lack of funding, Emma takes it upon herself to raise the $20,000 needed to reinstate it. In so doing, she reignites her passion for this hometown tradition but also begins to realize that practicing law might no longer be her dream.
After meeting local Christmas tree farmer Nick Claiborne (Damon Runyan), something else is awakened in Emma and, even though Nick tries to hide from her his talent for ice sculpting, she discovers he is an amazing artist and encourages him to participate in the competition. When he puts in a good word for her fund-raising with a local businessman, whom Emma thinks anonymously donated the money needed to underwrite the ice sculpting contest, she comes to appreciate Nick even more. What started out as friendship is quickly growing into something more, something Emma has always hoped for but has been reluctant to embrace.