It's Christmastime in Cottonwood, Kentucky, and Sheriff Kenni Lowry is determined to keep the peace. Vivian Lowry, Kenni's Mama, is having a Christmas-size hissy fit because Kenni plans to spend Christmas in Chicago with her Deputy Sheriff-turned-boyfriend Finn Vincent and his family. If that's not enough to dampen the Christmas spirit, the ghost of Kenni's grandfather – the ex-sheriff – makes an appearance, and that means only one thing: there's been a Christmas murder, and there's a tinsel-wrapped victim at the center of it. Relying on her Poppa more than ever, Kenni uses him as the Ghost of Christmas Past to help solve the murder. Will it be in time for her to save Christmas in Cottonwood and hop on her plane to meet Finn's family?