Would-be painter Gertrude "Trudie" Chandler loses her waitress jog and boyfriend Nick on Christmas Eve - her only shot not to feel like her family's black sheep. To replace the ideal son-in-law with even hunkier dream-prince, David Martin, she kidnaps him at gunpoint to attend the family holidays in a secluded luxurious log-cabin. Crazy lies prevent David from convincing the Chandler family he's not Nick and from escaping. After finally passing a rescue call to his spoiled fiancée, David decides to play the perfect catch to make her undoing worse. Before the police rescues him, he and the family adore each-other, the others all prove imperfect, David and Trudy reassess after getting to know each-other.
Holiday in Handcuffs was released on DVD on October 7, 2008. It was re-released along with Snowglobe on October 13, 2009.