In Paper Angels, abused wife Lynn (Josie Bissett) leaves her alcoholic husband Darryl, with her two kids, Thomas and Sara, and moves to another town where she works as a waitress to make ends meet. In that same town, we meet Kevin (Matthew Settle), whose marketing & design company is on the brink of shutting down due to the economy. Plus, Kevin's wife Jenny is in the middle of a difficult pregnancy with twins. Thomas starts a new school and becomes the target of a bully who is threatened by how well Thomas plays basketball. Unable to join the high school team, Thomas goes to the community centre where he meets Kevin and the two of them become unlikely friends. This is the story about a man and a boy, one December. A man whose life is changed by a simple expression of kindness, and a boy who accepts that expression of kindness and shows the true meaning of Christmas.