November 17, 1989
Genre(s): Drama, Family, Fantasy
Jessica Riggs is struggling to get over the recent death of her mother due to an unknown illness. To help herself cope, Jessica immerses herself in her love of Christmas. Jessica is so in love with Christmas that she listens to Christmas music all year. Jessica’s father Jon is struggling to raise Jessica after the death of his wife, and he talks about sending her to live with his sister Sarah. Jessica overhears this conversation, and she runs off into the woods. She then comes across a reindeer, Prancer. Prancer gets shot by a hunter, and he lets Jessica take him into a barn to nurse him back to health. Jessica enlists the help of cranky old veterinarian Dr. Orel Benton to nurse Prancer back to health. She also tells the Santa at the local mall, who tells his friend at the paper about Jessica and Prancer. When he writes an editorial about it, Jon finds out his daughter’s secret. He suggests they take Prancer out to Antler Ridge, where he can rejoin Santa Claus and the rest of the reindeer.