Jake is a self-absorbed college student whose dad lures him home for Christmas with the promise of a car. But after one of Jake's schemes gets him in trouble with the school football team, the players pay Jake back by leaving him stranded in the California desert wearing a Santa suit and a glued-on white beard. Now Jake must walk, hitchhike, freeload, and bully his way to New York in time to collect the car and save his girlfriend from a conniving rival. In his frantic cross-country quest, this reluctant Santa meets some unforgettable characters, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Touching and funny, this is a holiday family treat.