Olympic gold medalist Bryan and his wife, Sarah, have been raising their three children in Southern California, but neither of their families live nearby, so the holidays have always been spent away from home. With Bryan's training slowing down and an increasing desire to wake up Christmas morning in their own beds, this family is on the hunt for a house outside Seattle, where Sarah grew up. Narrowing their search to the quaint city of Issaquah, the couple hopes to find a home with enough room for their family of five. But while she wants a traditional house that's easy to maintain and ideal for hosting her first Christmas, Bryan wants something with more character on a sprawling lot.
A single mom of four wants to give her kids the ultimate Christmas present - a new home with bedrooms for everyone in Murfreesboro, TN. She hopes to find a property that also has a big yard and a living room large enough to put their presents under a real Christmas tree for the first time.
A single woman searches for her first home in Richmond, VA, with the help of her mother and grandmother. But the ranch-style home she wants is proving hard to find in her price range, and the pressure is on for her to find a home in time to host the annual family Christmas party.
After five years of health problems that sapped her Christmas spirit, Scottsdale, AZ, mom Marika has a clean bill of health and is determined to make this year different. With the holidays approaching, Marika, her husband, Brian, and their two daughters want to celebrate Christmas in a new home. They agree on a split-bedroom floor plan, but Brian's looking for a modern style while Marika prefers a Pueblo house that fits in with the Arizona landscape.
A young Nashville couple with a baby on the way is hoping to celebrate their first Christmas as a family in a new home. But while he wants a ranch-style place similar to his childhood home, she thinks they should settle down in a cozy cottage. He's also insisting on a big picture window for their Christmas tree, since it'll be hiding a big surprise for her this holiday season.
A family of six is moving to Atlanta, GA, where they hope to find a home large enough to host lots of relatives in time for Christmas and Kwanzaa. She wants something move-in ready with an open concept kitchen, but he's happy with a fixer-upper as long as it has a three-car garage and a bargain price tag.
Navy deployments have forced serviceman Chris to miss family events, including his son's first Christmas. With a new stateside assignment and another baby on the way, he and his wife, Ashley, are moving their growing family to Stafford, Virginia, and they're determined to be in their first home by the holidays. They need something with at least four bedrooms and space to entertain their extended family when they come to visit.
A couple with twin boys wants a vacation home in the Colorado mountain town of Breckenridge to share with their growing family. But homes in their desired downtown location are pricey and small, leaving them to decide whether to trade location for space, or squeeze their family into close quarters so they can walk to downtown.
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