Jack Frazer is resigned to spending a dull Christmas in the country with his family, even knowing that his grandmother has decided to play matchmaker for him this year and has invited a young lady and her family in an effort to force his hand. However, she has also invited the newly widowed Isabella, Comtesse de Vacheron, an acclaimed actress, and her two children. The whole family is delighted to have the comtesse among them to enliven their traditional family theatricals. The whole family with the exception of Jack, that is. Unknown to his family, he has a previous acquaintance with Isabella and has been unable to forget her in the nine years since he last saw her.