As seen on CBC in CanadaChristmas Romance with a Dash of Self-Help
A grieving daughter. A Christmas checklist from her recently deceased mom that contains TWELVE activities she must complete BEFORE Christmas.
Emily Richmond doesn't think she can even perform one of them because she just lost her mom-her best friend, her world-and she can barely leave the house. She takes a baby step by doing the first item on the checklist "donate jackets/clothes to a shelter."
At the coat drive, she literally bumps into charming freelance writer, Noah Cole. He's looking for an inspirational Christmas story in order to secure a full-time position at the local paper. Noah offers to help Emily complete the items on the checklist. She's hesitant, but "get to know a stranger" is on the list and she's dealing with uncertainty in her current long-distance relationship.
As the two start to check items off the Christmas checklist, Emily starts to trust Noah and even develops feelings for him. And even experience moments of joy. Noah has found a great holiday story-and romantic feelings of his own but he's afraid to give his heart to someone who might be leaving town. When Noah's article about the checklist is inadvertently published without Emily's approval, she feels betrayed, but she also sees how her mother's love-filled list is inspiring others around the country and has helped her move through holiday grief. Having worked through the checklist together, as Christmas Eve approaches, will they be able to complete the last item on the list: find love?