Fifteen year old Eddie’s mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks him to find an angel’s halo so that she can be saved. Will Eddie be able to save his mother in time for Christmas?
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