A Christmas Candle in Deep, Dark Woods
In 1953, Sam Wells and his son Red go into the High Uinta Mountains of Utah to cut a special Christmas tree. They don’t expect to encounter problems and hope to be back the same day. Their truck breaks down, and Red becomes lost in deep drifts of snow, a total whiteout, and a deadly blizzard. The event triggers a chain of events that will have a profound effect on the Wells family—and a group of hunters sixty years later.
The three hunters also become lost in a similar blizzard, and are stalked by a pack of wolves. As they search for an escape, a light in the dark woods suddenly appears—a candle in a distant cabin. They are beckoned to the cabin by a figure in a bright blue parka. The figure disappears, but they will see it again—sometimes not more than a bright blue dot in the distance—but it never comes back to the cabin.
The oldest hunter, Ken Burke, has given up on the LDS Church and religion in general. He goes out on his own, and becomes lost again in the woods. He has an experience that may redeem him, and help him reconnect with his family. He is found by his friends, but unfortunately, the wolf pack has returned and catches up with them as they try to escape to the safety of the cabin.