Kirsten and her family celebrate their first Christmas in America, and Kirsten wants to keep some of their old Swedish traditions alive in the new country. She secretly plans a Saint Lucia celebration for her family. For her own Christmas she hopes for just one special treasure. But everything depends on a trip to town that Kirsten has been pestering Papa about for weeks. At last they go, and the journey turns into a brush with disaster. When Papa and Kirsten finally get back home, you'll understand why the candles in the little cabin glow with a special Christmas love.