A world divided by war; a community united by hope.
Christmas Eve, 1943, and all is quiet on the home front. Whilst a world war rages overseas, the city of Utica, New York struggles to maintain a semblance of normality as its citizens pray for their loved ones fighting on foreign soil.
Frank the Barber, cornerstone of the community, prides himself on two things; his ability to cut hair, and to listen, and in such troubling times everyone has a story to tell. A lawman and a vagabond. A shoeshine boy and a man of God. None are exempt from the turmoil of the world, but on this special night a ray of hope shines upon the city, giving each and every citizen hope for a brighter future as they recount their tales of tribulation and triumph.