One starry night, a shepherd boy is taken on a secret, magical night-flight to witness a Christmas miracle. Rachel is eight and for the first time is allowed to join her brothers and sister to visit their grandfather, Amos, as he carries out his annual ritual of a night in the hills, where he worked as a young shepherd boy. Grandfather is delighted to see the children an#d a special bond is established between him and Rachel. He tells them how she reminds him of a magical night. He then proceeds to recount it; describing how he is flown by the Angel Gabriel to become the first visitor to the newly-born Christ child.