The Christmas perennial the Gathering told the warm, inspiring tale of Adam Thornton who, facing a terminal illness, gave himself and his estranged family a final Christmas gift: each other. Now two Christmases have passed and Adam's widow Kate (Maureen Stapleton) has taken over Thornton Industries and is wooed by a courtly financier (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.). Kate's children fear he is more interested in the business than in Kate herself. Or, just maybe, has the season brought Kate the magic of romance? Stapleton and more original cast members of the Gathering return for a new holiday story aglow with life's and love's possibilities.