80-year-old Bert O’Riley agrees to take in his nine-year-old granddaughter, Becca after his estranged daughter, Marie, is involved in a car accident. A 25-year divorcee, Bert’s not much good at living with other people, much less a little girl who’s been told only the worst about her grandfather.
As Becca slowly warms to Bert, the two find a connection in a school Christmas pageant which Becca wishes to join. Bert enlists the help of his fellow showbiz retiree pals – Roxie (Helmond), Adam (Farr) and Karl (Richard Libertini, “The District”) – to help get her in shape. Bert is eventually called on to take over the show, bringing Christmas joy to his granddaughter, his family and his friends back in his home.