In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering, but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
When overly-giving brand strategist Chelsea Simms discovers the latest dating app for her firm, The Good List, has given her the magical ability to teach all the selfish, "naughty" people in her life a lesson in how to be good again with a swipe of their name, she starts to fall for her neighborly friend Fisher, the one guy who has never used her for her giving nature. But when Chelsea lets the app get the best of her just before Christmas and selfishly puts Fisher on the naughty list by mistake, she must find a way to right her own naughty deeds and get Fisher to forgive and fall for her once again, and find her way back onto the Nice List in time for Christmas Eve.
The real-life story of Willard and Rebecca Bean. In 1905, Willard became the world middleweight boxing champion, but when Joseph F. Smith asked him to step away from the limelight and serve a 5-year mission to upstate New York, the Beans immediately pack their bags and travel to the east coast. Once there, they find the hatred that existed 90 years prior is still alive and very present.
Jazmin "Jazz" Welles is a confident, educated woman who thought her path in life was all laid out in front of her. But when she loses her job, and her longtime aspiring artist fiance decides they need to take a six-month break from each other before getting married, Jazz loses direction. With her life in turmoil, Jazz is forced to move in with her sister and brother-in-law and throws herself into endless activities in an attempt to find herself. While volunteering at an adult literacy program at a local community center, she meets a fellow volunteer, the handsome attorney, Kwame. As the two teachers guide each student toward individual success, they find themselves personally inspired and drawn into an unlikely friendship that surprisingly blossoms.
Pat has lost everything, his house, his job and his wife. He finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending 8 months in a state institution on a plea bargain. While rebuilding his life, Pat is determined to remain positive and reunite with his wife despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated...
Ollie is a smooth and successful big-city publicist who has the life he's always wanted, until things take an unexpected turn and he finds himself an unemployed single father back living with his dad in the suburbs. But just when he thinks his life has hit rock bottom, a sexy, no-nonsense video store clerk enters his life and shows Ollie that sometimes you have to forget who you thought you were and acknowledge what really makes you happy.
Criminals Willie and Marcus disguise themselves as Santa Claus and his elf and travel across the country to major malls, using the good will people have toward Santa to rob the mall stores blind. The problem is, Willie can't stand kids and it's all he can do to keep himself from getting fired while on the job. Their plan still progresses beautifully until the two reprobates meet an introverted 8-year-old boy who thinks Willie is the real Santa Claus. Overweight, awkward, and the frequent target of bullies, the boy manages to arouse something like sympathy from Willie, who tries to give him some advice and develops something vaguely resembling Christmas spirit along the way.