PLOT: Arthur Gibson, a middle-aged businessman, is living in the house he grew up as a little boy, alone with his middle son, Ben, who works as a grocery store cashier. His youngest son, Sam is coming home after a year in military school. His oldest daughter, Megan has begun drinking because her husband cheated on her accidentally and because her own business she founded is beginning to go bankrupt. His middle daughter, Nora finds out that she's pregnant, which shocks her abusive husband, Sean. His second middle daughter, Kristen has recently had her first child with her husband, Greg who is Jewish. His youngest daughter, Brittany is dating a much older man in his upper 40s. His oldest son, Clarence works as a bartender and is dating a much younger woman in her mid 20s. His second middle son, Simon has gotten out of rehab after a drunk rage last Christmas when he was drunk. Arthur is shocked when he finds out his former wife, Dolores(the children's mother)has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer and wants to re-connect with her family for her last Christmas. Also, Ben talks Arthur into that and also reconnecting with his old friend, Jake Morris, who has a daughter named Melanie, who Ben quickly falls head over heels for.
Note: Written, produced, directed by and starring Kyle Cooke
COMPARISON PITCH: Nothing Like the Holidays meets Love Actually meets Eight Crazy Nights meets Just Friends
RATING: TV-MA-LSV (Mature Audiences Only) for language, sexuality, and violence.
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