It's Christmas Eve, 1859, and everyone who's anyone is headed to the glorious St. Nicholas Hotel for the most talked about ball of the season. It's the kind of Texas night where anything can happen - even love: Texas heiress Jacqueline Hartman spends Christmas Eve sharing a hideout with an accused bank robber. Will his promise of love lead to his demise at the hands of the law?; Birdie Flanagan gets the surprise of her life when she receives a sudden invitation for the ball of the season!; Can lovely spinster Eugenie Charpentier and former Texas Ranger Asher Graham find each other - and love - on the dance floor at the Christmas ball?