For the past five years, Steve Finnado has anonymously given monetary gifts to Third World countries at Christmas. His generosity has earned him the nickname ''Mr. Christmas," and he has every intention of keeping his identity secret. But when plucky reporter Susan Wooden appears in his living room, Steve knows the gig is finally up.
Susan demands to know his story, and Steve reluctantly agrees, knowing that if he does not give a true account of his life, his motivations will be misrepresented in the press. Beginning with his memories of his sixteenth birthday party at his grandparents'' lavish desert estate, Steve digs into his painful past. What follows is an extraordinary tale of a man struggling to understand his purpose in the world.
Although born into wealth, Steve always felt there was something missing in his life. He grapples with the prospect of meeting his long-absent father, joins the law enforcement after college, and begins living a life of secrets. But it is only through his newfound faith that Steve overcomes the hurt in his life and discovers that true wealth cannot be measured.