Three men received invitations to a Christmas time wedding of their dear friend, George, in their old hometown of Snowdon, New Hampshire. They are making their way there as a snowstorm swirls and blows across the New England landscape, blocking roads. Charismatic, handsome Sam Merrick is stuck in an airport. Kevin Wilder, affectionately knows as JD (juvenile delinquent) to his friends, is stuck in Schenectady when the trains stop running. Ex-football quarterback, Sam, is on his way to pick up another friend of George's but he is hampered by the inadequacies of his rental car in the storm.
When Sam calls George to tell him the bad news, George's wife comes up with what she thinks is the perfect solution. She tells him that a well-equipped, weather fortified bus full of Snowdon residents, most of them senior citizens in Santa outfits, is making their way there, too. Tall, handsome, Blue Angel Sam is aghast at the suggestion that he join them, but when he finds out that his childhood soulmate, Reba, is also on that bus, he literally leaps at the opportunity by parachuting down to their location. Soon JD and Sam are paired up with female companions and they, too, are on the bus, helping the Santa Brigade as they make their way north, assisting needy children and families along the way.
The plot (such as it is) reminds me of the old film, White Christmas: snow is falling, people are stuck, good deeds need to be done, and couples fall in love-but it's all more than a bit sillier. Reading it is like eating candy canes. The first half tastes great but after a while it gets to be a bit much. However, if you like screwy romances (pun intended), drop-dead gorgeous characters and a moderate amount of action, it might warm you up on a cold winter's night.