DJ and Rodney don’t like each other from the start. Rodney thinks DJ is an ignorant farm boy, and DJ thinks Rodney acts too smart for his own good. After a school bus scuffle between the two, DJ’s father and Rodney’s grandmother come up with a clever solution that brings the boys closer than either of them would like. Living in Canaan, Texas in the 1960’s does not make it easy for the boys to forge a friendship. It is only amid the magic of an unforgettable Christmas that DJ and Rodney discover that hope and love can make all the difference.