Triple bill of family dramas. In 'Foster' (2011),a young married couple,the Morrisons (Toni Collette and Ioan Gruffudd),have been in mourning for the death of their child for a number of years and are now trying desperately to have another baby. Due to difficulties conceiving they consider adoption,but as their application goes into the adoption agency,a young boy,Eli (Maurice Cole),turns up on their dooprstep. When they take Eli in,he helps them in saving their failing toy business and in doing so becomes part of the family. In 'How About You' (2007),Hayley Atwell stars as Ellie,a young woman who ends up in charge of a residential home for the elderly over the Christmas period. Most of the residents have left to spend the festive season with their families,but four grumpy residents known as the 'hardcore' remain at the home: retired actress Georgia (Vanessa Redgrave),spinster sisters Hazel and Heather (Imelda Staunton and Brenda Fricker) and reformed alcoholic High Court judge Donald (Joss Ackland). The young and inexperienced Ellie soon finds herself head-to-head with the cantankerous foursome,whose behaviour is so appalling that the home faces possible closure as potential new residents are driven away by their antics. In 'The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey' (2007),after the death of her husband,Susan McDowell (Joely Richardson) moves to the countryside with her grief-ridden son Thomas (Luke Ward-Wilkinson) to start life anew. When a treasured wooden nativity scene that Thomas's father gave to him is lost,Susan calls on the help of local,ill-tempered woodcarver Jonathan Toomey (Tom Berenger) to recreate the scene. Toomey's own life has been destroyed by the accidental death of his wife and child some years before,and since then he has withdrawn from the close-knit community. Over the course of the coming months,as Thomas is allowed to watch Jonathan work,the relationship between the two develops into a mutually beneficial one,as they both learn to come to terms with their loss,and finally manage to put the past behind them.