Oliver Dansfield was just a simple ranch hand who happen to be at the right place at the right time. After a conversation with the owner of Holiday Ranch, the pair become fast friends. He soon finds himself moving to the ranch to help the older gentleman. When Patrick becomes ill, it is Oliver who is faced with uncertainty and must now deal with Patrick’s estranged daughter—with other ideas on how to handle her dad.
Charlie Holiday works in and out every day to catch the perfect picture, as a photographer she is constantly on the move, but finds she is reminded of Tennessee quite often in her shots. Home a place she hasn't been in quite a while since the feeling of betrayal from her father set in, keeping her away. That is until a phone call sends her packing and heading back to the man she's not sure she can ever forgive.
Oliver and Charlie find themselves at an impasse when it comes to caring for Patrick. With the holidays approaching the only thing they agree upon is giving Patrick the best Christmas ever. Will a meddling old man's Christmas Wish be granted?
Come to Holiday Ranch and join in as a father and daughter learn what is important in life. And watch as a man and woman learn that love and happiness can be found even in devastating times.
“Hey Patrick, why do your lines always bite so fast, mine take forever. What are you using? I
brought the worms, but they don’t seem to flock to them as quick. ” Oliver asked. Charlie busted out laughing as he dad had the gall to shrug his shoulders and say “it’s just my good looks. ”
“Dad, you know that’s not true. Share the secret. ” She scolded him, but was laughing at the same time. Her dad had the nerve to try and act shocked.
“Why now Charlie, you saying that after all these years, you don’t find your old man attractive. I’m hurt. ”
“Okay, Mr. Smart ass, you are still hot and studly, well for an old fart. ” She joked right back.
Patrick watched as Charlie and her father bantered back and forth. He loved watching how the two of them interacted with each other. Charlie had taken picture of the two of them fishing, and he really didn’t care. He was glad she was finding something close to home. When she mentioned something about America, he instantly thought of the ranch. How much more American could you get than working men and women in the great outdoors. Tennessee was known for so many things, but sunsets and wonderful weather during times like these were perfect.
“So tell him, or I will. ” Charlie said once again.
“Fine, I use bologna for fish. They seem to like it better. ”
“Wait what, like your favorite bologna. You eat that stuff all the time, and you use it to fish. How funny is that?” Oliver and Patrick laughed at the simple little trick. He went over and tore off a piece and headed back out to catch some more. One catfish wasn’t going to be enough, and he had a hankering for trout. After the line was baited he started to flick it back and forth.
Looking behind him, he noticed that Charlie was setting a small board out on the bed of the truck and started to help her dad clean the fish. He smiled because most of the women he had met throughout his life couldn’t clean a fish, let alone fish for one. Charlie shocked him each and every day he got to know her. Since her tantrum about saying she should be doing everything, he has tried to keep his distance. But she seemed to try and strike up conversations with him.
He kept to simple topics and did his best to try and avoid any and all things her dad. It was just like people who don’t talk about politics and religion, he would gladly debate those with her time and again, before he brought up her dad. However, if she mentioned something he would certainly listen.
“Hey Oliver looks like you caught one” Patrick yelled as he waded across to him grabbing the net. He yanked the line back and he did in fact have a trout attacked. Shocked at how well Patrick’s little trick worked he reeled it in for supper. Smiling like a fool the whole time, he
ended up with three more. Charlie finally had to pull him in as they would have too much, but he had never caught this many fish in one trip his entire life.