When I read the title Christmas in the Clouds, I assumed it would be a bunch of people spending Christmas on the plane somewhere but I was way off. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and what better way to spend it than with a bunch of complete kooky strangers? It's a comical look at a case of mistaken identities and what happens because of it.
Tina is carrying on a very special pen pal relationship with Joe McCloud and decides to pay him a visit at the Native American Nation ski resort that he helps run. Well the resort is also trying to keep things in tip top shape since a mystery person is showing up to inspect the place and make sure it deems worthy to be in their fancy best resorts guidebook.
So now when Tina shows up they think she has to be the one who will rate their service and go out of their way to butter her up and pray she'll give them a great review. Tina mistakes Joe's son Ray for her pen pal and he thinks she is the inspector. They are both attracted to each other so they start to spend time together and soon they are falling in love.
A misunderstanding causes a huge fight and things seem pretty grim. Here the poor broken man named Stu is the real man they need to impress and everything that can go wrong does - to him! Will these mishaps somehow redeem themselves and make it into that damn book? The film was actually featured at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival .