A Princess For Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner, and Jules Daly (Katie McGrath) is doing her best to create a loving home as new guardian to her mischievous niece and nephew. But when she loses her job and an exasperated nanny on the same day, a mysterious and unexpected invitation arrives — travel to Europe and spend a royal Christmas with the children’s distant grandfather — the Duke of Castlebury Hall (Roger Moore)! It’s a new world for Jules and the children as they discover their new prim and proper surroundings in the castle, but soon laughter begins to echo in the once quiet halls, filling everyone with renewed hope and joy for the season. And when Jules captures the heart of the dashing Prince Ashton (Sam Heughan), both of their lives begin to change in unexpected ways! Featuring a faraway land, an enchanting romance, and the unbreakable bonds of family, this inspirational tale is sure to become a new holiday tradition!
[ BELL DINGING ]
Narrator: ONCE UPON A TIME,
IN A LAND CALLED BUFFALO,
THERE LIVED A LITTLE GIRL
NAMED JULES DALY,
WHO DREAMT OF TRAVELING
TO FARAWAY PLACES,
WHERE THE PEOPLE SANG FOR A LARK
AND DANCED ON A WHIM,
WHERE HOUSES WERE FILLED
WITH CALLIOPES AND MUSIC BOXES,
MECHANICAL DOLLS
AND CUCKOO CLOCKS.
[ CLOCKS TICKING ]
BUT ALAS, NOT ALL TALES
CAN HAVE HAPPY ENDINGS.
JULES GREW UP
AND STILL HAS HER DREAMS.
UNFORTUNATELY,
SHE’S STILL IN BUFFALO.
[ TELEPHONE RINGS ]
HELLO.
BUFFALO ANTIQUES & STUFF.
YEAH, WE BUY AND SELL ANTIQUES,
AND DO CLOCK REPAIRS.
SURE.
BRING IT ON BY.
[ DOORBELL RINGS ]
I’LL GET IT.
HI.
HI.
CAN I HELP YOU?
YES. I’M LOOKING FOR A PRESENT
FOR MY DAUGHTER.
OKAY.
WELL, WHAT ARE HER INTERESTS?
WELL, SHE’S A…
“BLOODSUCKER”!
A VAMPIRE.
[ GASPS ]
MADDIE!
ARE YOU MAKING A MESS?!
NO.
I’M JUST MAKING A SNACK.
OKAY, OKAY.
[ SIGHS ]
AH.
STRANGE.
MILO!
Milo:
“KASAWANSKI’S NINJA MASSACRE.”
AWESOME.
HEY, MILO.
WHAT’S UP?
ZOE.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?
I’M YOUR NEIGHBOR.
THIS IS MY VIDEO STORE, TOO.
QUIT FOLLOWING ME.
YOU KNOW THAT GAME
IS RATED 17-PLUS.
TELL ME SOMETHING
I DON’T KNOW.
PSYCHO BOB
WILL NEVER LET YOU BUY IT.
We’ll just have to
borrow it, then.
DID YOU TWO FIND
WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR?
YEAH.
I’M OUT OF HERE.
ME TOO.
[ ALARM BLARING ]
HEY, STOP!
COME ON!
LET’S GO!
LOOK OUT!
HE’S COMING!
HEY!
STOP THAT KID!
LET’S SPLIT UP.
OH.
LOOK OUT!
[ HUMMING ]
[ UP-TEMPO MUSIC PLAYING ]
MILO?
IT’S PERFECT. HOW DID YOU
MANAGE THAT SO QUICKLY?
OH, I HAVE A 7-YEAR-OLD
AND A TEENAGE BOY.
STEPCHILDREN?
NO, I’M — I’M THEIR AUNT
AND LEGAL GUARDIAN.
IT’S JUST THE THREE OF US,
BUT I HAVE A WONDERFUL NANNY
WHO KEEPS EVERYTHING
UNDER CONTROL.
[ “THE NUTCRACKER SUITE:
RUSSIAN DANCE” PLAYS ]
[ SCREAMS, GROANS ]
MRS. KELLY?
Jules: YOU’RE WELCOME,
AND MERRY CHRISTMAS.
MERRY CHRISTMAS.
HEY, I JUST SOLD
A LIMITED-EDITION MUSIC BOX.
NOW IF WE CAN JUST FIND
A CUSTOMER
FOR MY FREAKY CLOCK GUTS.
JULES, WE NEED TO TALK.
[ BELL TOLLING ]
I’M SURE YOU KNOW
THAT BUSINESS IS DOWN.
W-WELL, I CAN DO BETTER.
YOU’VE BEEN WONDERFUL.
AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE
HOW DIFFICULT THIS YEAR
HAS BEEN FOR YOU,
LOSING YOUR SISTER AND
BROTHER-IN-LAW LAST CHRISTMAS.
WE’RE GETTING THROUGH IT.
LOOK, THERE’S NO EASY WAY
TO SAY THIS.
UNFORTUNATELY,
I CAN’T AFFORD TO KEEP YOU ON.
IN FACT, IF BUSINESS
DOESN’T TURN AROUND SOON,
I MAY HAVE TO CLOSE
THE STORE.
NO, ARTHUR. PLEASE, I —
I-I’M SORRY, JULES.
REALLY, I AM.
YOU’RE THE BEST SALESGIRL
I’VE EVER HAD.
I’LL PUT OUT SOME FEELERS
AND SEE IF THERE’S
ANY OTHER JOB OPENINGS.
YEAH, THANKS.
[ PANTING ]
MILO, OPEN UP!
WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY!
YOU LEFT THE HOUSE.
I’M TELLING.
ONE WORD, AND DOLLY DINKLE
LOSES HER HEAD. GOT IT?
GOOD.
[ STEAM HISSING ]
MILO!
YOU LEFT THE GARBAGE CANS
IN THE DRIVEWAY AGAIN!
I CAN’T TAKE THIS
ANYMORE!
HE’S A MURDERER!
YOU ASKED FOR IT.
OKAY, OKAY.
WHAT HAPPENED?
AUNT JULES,
MILO KILLED DOLLY DINKLE.
AND HE SNUCK OUT AGAIN.
YOU SNUCK OUT?
YEAH. WAIT TILL YOU SEE
THE LAUNDRY ROOM.
MRS. KELLY,
I AM SO SORRY.
HA!
[ GASPS ]
[ GRUNTING ]
[ CHUCKLES ]
MILO, DID YOU GLUE
HER PURSE?
[ GRUNTS ]
THAT’S IT.
I QUIT!
OH, NO, NO, NO, MRS. KELLY.
YOU CAN’T QUIT. I NEED YOU.
WHAT YOU NEED IS
A S.W.A.T. TEAM.
OH!
W-WAIT!
WAIT, WAIT, WAIT!
AND ONE MORE THING —
YOUR CHECK BOUNCED.
AGAIN.

INTENSIVE VIOLENCE,
CRUDE HUMOR,
BLOOD, GORE,
OH, AND SUGGESTIVE THEMES.
MILO, YOU’RE GROUNDED
FOR TWO WEEKS.
[ SCOFFS ]
NO, I’M NOT.
YES, YOU ARE.
AND DON’T TALK BACK TO ME.
BUT IT’S
CHRISTMAS VACATION.
AND NO TV.
WHAT? THAT IS BULL–
OH, DON’T EVEN SAY IT.
YOU’D BETTER BE CAREFUL,
MILO,
OR SANTA WON’T LEAVE YOU
ANYTHING IN YOUR STOCKING.
WHO CARES? EVERYONE KNOWS
THERE’S NO SANTA CLAUS.
[ GASPS ]
HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?
OF COURSE
THERE’S A SANTA CLAUS.
THIS IS THE LAMEST
CHRISTMAS EVER.
MILO!
MILO, WAIT!
[ DOOR SLAMS ]
OH, MADDIE.
COME HERE, SWEETIE.
DON’T CRY.
BUT MILO SAID
THERE WASN’T A SANTA.
HONEY,
HE DIDN’T MEAN IT.
JUST BECAUSE IT’S ONLY
THE THREE OF US NOW
DOESN’T MEAN
THERE’S NO SANTA CLAUS.
YOU JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE,
IS ALL.
I-I BELIEVE.
ME TOO, SWEETIE.
ME TOO.
[ KNOCK ON DOOR ]
MILO?
I KNOW YOU’RE
REALLY MAD AT ME,
BUT CRUSHING
YOUR LITTLE SISTER’S DREAMS
IS A TERRIBLE WAY
TO START CHRISTMAS.
SORRY.
MADDIE AND I ARE GONNA GO
GET A TREE TOMORROW.
YOU WANT TO COME?
I JUST WISH CHRISTMAS
WAS OVER.
ALL IT MAKES ME THINK ABOUT
IS LOSING MOM AND DAD.
MILO —
[ DOORBELL RINGS ]
[ British accent ]
GOOD EVENING.
MY NAME IS
PAISLEY WINTERBOTTOM.
YOU MUST BE MISS MADDIE.
I WORK FOR YOUR GRANDFATHER.
I HAVE A GRANDFATHER?
WELL, OF COURSE YOU DO.
[ CLEARS THROAT ]
MADDIE,
MR. PAISLEY AND I
NEED TO HAVE
AN ADULT CONVERSATION.
I JUST NEED FIVE MINUTES
OF YOUR TIME.
[ SIGHS ]
I DON’T KNOW
WHAT YOUR DEAL IS,
BUT GRANDPA HUNTINGTON’S
NAME
HASN’T BEEN MENTIONED
AROUND HERE MUCH
SINCE HE CUT OFF HIS SON
FOR MARRYING MY SISTER.
YES. THAT WAS…
VERY UNFORTUNATE.
UNFORTUNATE?
DID YOU EVER MEET
MY SISTER?
I’M SORRY TO SAY
THAT I DID NOT.
WELL, SHE WAS
A MAGNIFICENT PERSON.
AND THAT POMPOUS PUTZ
OF A FAMILY DIDN’T DESERVE HER.
IF I MAY BE SO BOLD,
THEY ARE NOT JUST ANY FAMILY.
THEIR GRANDFATHER
HAPPENS TO BE A DUKE.
WELL, WHOOP-DE-DO.
WHAT’S YOUR TITLE?
I AM THE BUTLER.
REALLY?
I THOUGHT BUTLERS
WERE EXTINCT.
OH, NO.
WE’VE MADE A COMEBACK.
P. DIDDY HAS THREE.
MASTER MILO.
WHO’S HE?
PAISLEY WINTERBOTTOM.
AND I’M HERE TO INVITE
ALL THREE OF YOU
TO SPEND CHRISTMAS
AT CASTLEBURY HALL.
WHERE’S THAT?
STONE’S THROW
FROM LIECHTENSTEIN.
IT DOESN’T MATTER.
WE’RE NOT GOING.
WHY NOT?
WELL, FOR ONE,
I HAVE A JOB.
BUT YOUR FORMER
EMPLOYER RELIEVED YOU
OF THAT RESPONSIBILITY.
NO WAY.
YOU GOT FIRED?
THE AIRLINE TICKETS WILL BE
ARRIVING THIS EVENING,
AND I, UH,
I HAVE A CHECK
TO COVER
YOUR TRAVELING EXPENSES.
WHOA!
WE DON’T ACCEPT HANDOUTS FROM
GUTLESS, GUILTY FAMILY MEMBERS.
BUT I WAS TOLD NOT TO RETURN
TO CASTLEBURY WITHOUT YOU.
WELL, THEN YOU’RE JUST GONNA
HAVE TO MOVE TO BUFFALO.
HE CAN STAY WITH US.
NO, HE CAN’T.
I-I SAY — BUT —
YEAH.
BUT THERE’S SOMETHING
YOU NEED TO KNOW.
THE DUKE’S
NOT VERY WELL,
AND HE’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE
HIS GRANDCHILDREN BEFORE…
YOU KNOW.
OH, DEAR.
I’VE SAID IT.
I’M VERY SORRY
TO HEAR THAT.
I’LL THINK ABOUT IT.
IT’S THE BEST I CAN DO
FOR NOW.
NO, THANK YOU.
I’LL HANG ON TO IT, THEN.
GOOD NIGHT, MISS DALY.
GOOD NIGHT,
MR. WINTERBOTTOM.
All: AND GOD BLESS US ALL,
EVERY ONE!

[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
[ SNIFFLES ]
WE MISS YOU, SIS.
[ Voice breaking ] I’M TRYING
REALLY HARD WITH THE KIDS,
BUT…MILO JUST SEEMS
SO ANGRY ALL THE TIME.
MADDIE NEEDS
CONSTANT SUPERVISION.
AND NOW THE NANNY’S QUIT,
AND THE CAR’S BROKE,
AND I LOST MY JOB.
I’M IN BIG TROUBLE.
I JUST WISHED YOU WERE HERE
TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO.
OH, MADDIE, LOOK, LOOK.
[ DOG BARKING ]
ISN’T IT PRETTY?
ARE WE GETTING CLOSE
TO GRANDPA’S HOUSE?
Paisley:
IT’S JUST UP AHEAD NOW.
WELCOME
TO CASTLEBURY HALL.
WOW!
IT’S A CASTLE.
IT’S A MEGA MANSION.
IT’S…
IT’S A NIGHTMARE.
KIDS, YOU CAN’T BREAK
ANYTHING HERE.
WHO ARE THEY?
I THINK THIS IS
THE STAFF.
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU
TO EVERYONE.
THEY’RE ALL TERRIBLY EXCITED
TO MEET YOU.
THIS IS MRS. BIRCH,
THE HEAD HOUSEKEEPER,
WHO WILL GIVE YOU ANY ASSISTANCE
REQUIRED, MISS DALY.
HI, THERE.
JUST JULES IS FINE.
WHAT SHOULD I CALL YOU?
MRS. BIRCH.
OKAY.
AND THIS IS ABIGAIL,
WHO’LL BE LOOKING AFTER
MISS MADDIE.
YOU’RE PRETTY.
[ CHUCKLES ]
AND THIS IS FLOYD,
THE UNDER-BUTLER,
WHO’LL BE LOOKING AFTER
MASTER MILO.
I HAVE A BUTLER?
THAT’S INSANE.
ACTUALLY, CAN I HAVE
ABIGAIL INSTEAD?
Paisley:
AND THIS IS GEORGE, THE VALET,
AMY, THE CHAMBERMAID,
AND BRIAN, THE FOOTMAN.
PLEASE, FOLLOW ME.
I LIKE THEM.
YES. THEY SEEM
QUITE SPIRITED.
MM-HMM.
ENOUGH CHATTING.
GO.
Paisley:
THIS IS THE GREAT HALL.
IT WAS ORIGINALLY BAROQUE,
WAS REMODELED
IN THE EMPIRE STYLE IN 1852.
WOW.
WHOA.
WE’RE NOT IN BUFFALO
ANYMORE.
THE SERVANTS WILL SHOW YOU
TO YOUR QUARTERS.
I SHALL GO AND INFORM HIS GRACE
THAT YOU’VE ARRIVED.
THIS WAY, PLEASE.
WHOA, THAT’S SLICK.
YES.
WE KEEP IT WAXED.
[ BELLS RINGING ]
[ GASPS ]
WOW!
IT’S A PRINCESS BED.
[ CHUCKLES ]
COOL.
WHERE’S THE TV?
IT’S BEAUTIFUL.
[ VEHICLE APPROACHING ]
WELCOME BACK
TO CASTLEBURY HALL, SIR.
PAISLEY.
EXCELLENT TO SEE YOU.
I TRUST YOU HAD
A PLEASANT JOURNEY, SIR.
LOVELY, THANK YOU.
MRS. BIRCH HAS LAID A FIRE
IN YOUR ROOM.
THANKS, GIBSON.
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATION ]
[ GASPS ]
AAH!
OH, DEAR.
NO, NO, NO.
WE HAVE TO FIX THAT
STRAIGHTAWAY.
YO, DUDE!
HANDS OFF
MY HOCKEY JERSEY.
IT’S A SPECIAL PERSONALLY
AUTOGRAPHED ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
OH.
MY BAD.
WE DO HAVE A FULLY STOCKED
LIBRARY IN THE EAST WING.
OH, Y-YOU KNOW,
I REALLY DO LIKE TO UNPACK
MYSELF, IF YOU DON’T MIND.
IT’S MY JOB, MISS.
OH, I WON’T TELL.
IF YOU INSIST.
THE DINNER WILL BE SERVED
AT HALF PAST 8:00.
AND PLEASE BE PROMPT.
HIS GRACE DOES NOT ABIDE
TARDINESS.
OH, MRS. BIRCH!
AH.
OOH, MRS. BIRCH!
OH, WAIT, WAIT. OH.
OH, MRS. BIRCH.
SHE’S A QUICK ONE.
AAH!
OH!
HI.
HELLO.
UH, OH.
[ CHUCKLES ]
SORRY.
YOU’RE ASHTON.
YES.
I-I’VE SEEN YOU
IN PICTURES.
MY SISTER WAS MARRIED
TO YOUR —
TO MY BROTHER…CHARLES.
SORRY ABOUT YOUR SCONCE.
IT’S OLD, ISN’T IT?
PROBABLY PRETTY EXPENSIVE.
YOU KNOW, IT LOOKS
LIKE A LOUIS PHILIPPE.
YEAH, IT IS.
I CAN PROBABLY JUST FIX THIS
WITH SOME NAIL GLUE
OR A LITTLE LIGHT WELDING.
HERE.
JUST LEAVE IT.
CAN YOU TELL ME THE WAY
TO THE DINING ROOM?
D-DOWN THE SOUTH STAIR,
UH, LEFT AT THE CORRIDOR,
SECOND DOOR
ON YOUR RIGHT.
[ CHUCKLES ]
THANKS.
WELL…EXCUSE ME.
MM-HMM.
NICE TO MEET YOU, TOO.
[ WATCH TICKING ]
YOUR FIZZY WATER, SIR.
PAISLEY.
MILO, WE’RE LATE.
COMING.
I WONDER WHAT’S IN HERE.
IT’S LOCKED, WHICH MEANS,
YOU KNOW, DO NOT ENTER.
COME ON.
WAS IT RIGHT OR LEFT
AT THE CORRIDOR?
OH!
[ FOOTSTEPS ]
[ CHUCKLES ]
[ CLANGING ]
YOUR GRACE,
MAY I PRESENT
MASTER MILO, MISS MADDIE,
AND THEIR AUNT, MISS JULES DALY.
HI.
ARE YOU SURE YOU BROUGHT
THE RIGHT FAMILY?
DOES HE LOOK LIKE HE’S ABOUT
TO KICK THE BUCKET TO YOU?
NOT EVEN REMOTELY, BUT I’D
SURE LIKE TO KICK PAISLEY.
THE CHILDREN LOOK
JUST LIKE CHARLES.
YES, YOUR GRACE.
I THOUGHT SO AS WELL.
DON’T JUST STAND THERE.
COME IN. COME AND SIT DOWN.
WE DON’T WANT TO STARVE
TO DEATH, DO WE?
YES?
MY GRANDPA.
WOW.
IT’S AN EMPIRE CHAIR.
YES, IT IS.
ALLOW ME, SIR.
THE DENTAL GIVES IT AWAY.
Ashton:
THANK YOU, PAISLEY.
EDWARD SEEMS TO HAVE MADE
A MIRACULOUS RECOVERY.
UH, YES, I’VE BEEN MEANING
TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT.
UM, I MIGHT HAVE BEEN A TAD
ECONOMICAL WITH THE TRUTH,
BUT HE HAS BEEN UNDER
THE WEATHER RECENTLY.
SO, KIDS, THIS IS
YOUR UNCLE ASHTON.
Ashton:
HELLO, THERE.
IS HE YOUR UNCLE, TOO?
NO, SWEETIE.
UM, I’M NOT RELATED TO THEM.
CASTLEBURY SURE SEEMS
BEAUTIFUL.
NONSENSE.
IT’S A COLD, CLAMMY,
MISERABLE PLACE.
MILO, WHAT IS THAT
YOU’RE WEARING?
IT’S A SWASHBUCKLERS
JERSEY.
OH, YOU’RE A SWORDSMAN?
[ GIGGLES ]
NO, SILLY.
IT’S A HOCKEY TEAM.
I DETEST HOCKEY —
BUNCH OF THUGS SKATING AROUND
WITH MISSING TEETH.
NOW, CRICKET —
THAT IS A MAN’S GAME.
THAT IS A SPORT.
WHAT A WEIRDO.
HE’S NOT A WEIRDO.
HE’S JUST OLD.
SO, HOW LONG
WILL YOU BE STAYING?
WHY? YOU WANT TO GET RID
OF US ALREADY?
I WAS JOKING.
I KNOW.
WELL, CHILDREN,
IS THERE ANYTHING
YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK
YOUR GRANDFATHER?
YEAH.
HOW COME YOU GAVE US THE SHAFT
ALL THESE YEARS?
[ SPOON CLATTERS ]
MILO!
OH, THAT’S ALL RIGHT.
THE TRUTH
OF THE MATTER IS, YOUR…
YOUR MOTHER HAD
NO TITLE,
WHICH MADE HER UNSUITABLE
FOR MY SON, YOUR FATHER.
[ CLEARS THROAT ]
OH, YES, BUT I REALIZE
I WAS BEING…
A COMPLETE DINGLE DORK?
[ CHUCKLES ]
THAT’S NOT QUITE THE WORD
I HAD IN MIND.
UH, NO, YOU’VE HAD
A CHANGE OF HEART.
OH, YES. DURING MY, UH…
MY RECENT BOUT WITH FLU.
WHEN YOU WERE CLOSE
TO DEATH.
WELL, IT WAS, UH…
TOUCH-AND-GO THERE
FOR A MINUTE.
WELL, HERE I AM,
AND SO ARE YOU.
WE’RE ALL HERE TOGETHER.
[ CHUCKLES ]
AFTER ALL,
WE’RE ALL A FAMILY.
HOW DO YOU FEEL
ABOUT THAT?
[ GIGGLES ]
WELL, THAT DEPENDS
ON HOW YOU PLAN
ON MAKING IT UP TO US,
GRAMPS.
WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
JUST HOOKING UP THE TELLY
FOR MASTER MILO.
MILO, CAN I SPEAK TO YOU
FOR A SECOND?
YOUR PUNISHMENT
WAS NO TV.
YEAH, THAT’S
BEFORE YOU DRAGGED ME
ALL THE WAY TO CASTLEVANIA
TO SPEND CHRISTMAS
WITH GRANDPA WINGNUT.
I’VE DONE IT.
IT WORKS.
THANK YOU, FLOYD.
BUT YOU CAN UNHOOK IT NOW.
VERY WELL, THEN.
WHAT?
YOU’RE NOT MISSING MUCH.
WE DON’T EVEN HAVE HBO.
I’M SICK OF YOU TELLING ME
WHAT TO DO!
YOU’RE NOT MY MOTHER.
YOU’RE NOT EVEN CLOSE.
YOU’RE RIGHT.
I’M NOT.
BUT I’M TRYING TO DO
THE BEST I CAN.
I MISS HER, TOO, YOU KNOW.
BOTH OF THEM.
IT’S GONNA GET BETTER,
MILO.
I PROMISE.
I’M TIRED.
I’M GONNA GO TO BED.
YEAH. SURE.
GET SOME REST.
I’LL SEE YOU
IN THE MORNING.
[ SIGHS ]
YOU ALL READY FOR BED,
SWEETHEART?
UH-HUH.
HAVE YOU SAID
YOUR PRAYERS YET?
NOT YET.
GOD BLESS MOMMY AND DADDY
IN HEAVEN,
AUNT JULES, AND MILO, TOO.
AND IF IT’S
NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK,
COULD YOU PLEASE HELP GRANDPA
NOT TO BE SO GRUMPY
SO WE CAN ALL HAVE
A MERRY CHRISTMAS?
AMEN.
OH, HONEY.
I KNOW HE’S NOT THE WARM,
FUZZY GRANDPA YOU WISHED FOR,
BUT, YOU KNOW, IT’S IMPORTANT
NOT TO GIVE UP ON PEOPLE.
HE WASN’T NICE TO MOMMY
AND DADDY, WAS HE?
NO, HE WASN’T.
BUT, YOU KNOW,
THEY LOVED HIM ANYWAY.
SO MAYBE IT’S TIME FOR US
TO OPEN UP OUR HEARTS
AND FORGIVE HIM, TOO.
SO YOU DON’T THINK
THEY’D BE MAD WE’RE HERE?
NO.
I THINK THEY’D BE GLAD.
IT’S A BIG STEP
FOR YOUR GRANDPA
TO INVITE YOU AND MILO
TO CASTLEBURY.
OKAY.
THAT’S MY GIRL.
AUNT JULES, DO YOU THINK SANTA
WILL BE ABLE TO FIND US
EVEN IF THERE IS NO CHRISTMAS
TREE OR TWINKLE LIGHTS?
DON’T YOU WORRY.
SANTA KNOWS WHO ALL THE GOOD
LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS ARE.
SWEET DREAMS.
YOU SCHEDULED A HUNT?
WELL, IT’S OUR TRADITION,
REMEMBER?
I THOUGHT
IT WOULD PLEASE YOU.
WELL, IT DOESN’T.
I DON’T WANT A BUNCH
OF ROWDY HUNTERS
TRAMPLING
THROUGH THE CASTLE.
FATHER…
THEY’RE OUR FRIENDS.
BESIDES, IT’S TOO LATE
TO CANCEL NOW.
WHAT’S THE MATTER
WITH YOU?
I THOUGHT YOU WANTED
A HAPPY FAMILY CHRISTMAS.
I CHANGED MY MIND.
CHRISTMAS MAKES ME
THINK OF CHARLES.
AND SO DO THOSE CHILDREN.
OF COURSE THEY DO.
WHAT WERE YOU EXPECTING?
I DON’T KNOW.
TO FEEL BETTER.
SO YOUR NEW PLAN IS
TO MAKE EVERYONE MISERABLE?
I DON’T HAVE A PLAN.
[ KNOCK ON DOOR ]
YES?
SORRY TO INTERRUPT,
BUT…
I WAS LOOKING
AROUND THE CASTLE,
AND I COULDN’T FIND
YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE.
BECAUSE THERE ISN’T ONE.
WHY NOT?
I DON’T LIKE THEM.
THEY’RE MESSY, DIRTY THINGS
THAT DRIP STICKY SAP
ALL OVER THE MAHOGANY.
FATHER.
BUT THEY MAKE
CHILDREN HAPPY.
I DON’T WANT ONE.
THEN COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME
WHAT YOU DO WANT?
I DON’T THINK HE KNOWS.
OH, YES, I DO.
I WANT TO KNOW WHY I BROUGHT
THESE KIDS HERE
IF IT WASN’T TO GIVE THEM
A MERRY CHRISTMAS.
AND I’M NOT TALKING
ABOUT SOME CREEPY WANNABE
HOLIDAY IN A CLAMMY CASTLE
WHERE EVERYBODY’S WALKING AROUND
LIKE “DAWN OF THE LIVING DEAD.”
I’M TALKING ABOUT
A HOLLY, JOLLY CHRISTMAS
WITH BELLS AND BOWS
AND A BIG, FAT, MESSY,
SAPPY CHRISTMAS TREE,
WITH TWINKLING LIGHTS SO SANTA
KNOWS WHERE THE HECK WE ARE.
THESE KIDS HAVE HAD
A REALLY TOUGH YEAR.
SO HAVE WE.
THEN WE ALL DESERVE A MERRY
CHRISTMAS, DON’T YOU THINK?
YOU MIGHT RECONSIDER
THE TREE SITUATION.
I WILL NOT.
AND IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT HERE,
YOU CAN GO BACK TO GENEVA.
I DON’T EVEN KNOW
WHY YOU BOTHERED COMING HOME
IN THE FIRST PLACE.
BECAUSE I’M YOUR SON —
MAYBE NOT
YOUR FAVORITE ONE,
BUT YOUR ONLY LIVING ONE.
[ HORSES WHINNYING ]
[ HORN BLOWING ]
[ GASPS ]WHAT IS — WHA…
[ ALARM RINGS ]
WHOA, THAT’S LOUD.
[ DOGS BARKING ]
[ HORSE WHINNYING ]
GENTLEMEN, LADIES.
WHO’S THAT?
JULES DALY,
FROM AMERICA.
[ GASPS ]
SHE’S BROUGHT CHARLES’ CHILDREN
OVER TO VISIT.
SHE BROUGHT THEM
ALL THE WAY TO CASTLEBURY?
WHAT DOES SHE WANT?
COME ON, YOU TWO.
LET’S GO.
COME ON, THEN.
MORNING.
WHOOP!
HELLO.
HEY, PAISLEY.
GREAT MOLDING.
YES, I’VE ALWAYS
THOUGHT SO.
THE CHILDREN ARE STRAPPED
INTO THE CAR
AND READY FOR THEIR TRIP
INTO THE VILLAGE.
[ BELLS RINGING ]
♪ THE HOLLY AND THE IVY ♪
♪ WHEN THEY ARE BOTH
FULL GROWN ♪
♪ OF ALL THE TREES
THAT ARE IN THE WOOD ♪
♪ THE HOLLY BEARS THE CROWN ♪
♪ THE RISING OF THE SUN ♪
♪ AND THE RUNNING OF THE DEER ♪
OH, GIBSON, WOULD YOU MIND
PUTTING THESE IN THE CAR?
THANK YOU.
OOP.
KIDS, LOOK.
A CHOIR.
♪ THE HOLLY BEARS A BLOSSOM ♪
THEY’RE ORPHANS,
LIKE US.
WELL, YEAH.
BUT YOU HAVE ME.
BOTH OF YOU DO.
NEXT STOP —
CHRISTMAS-TREE LOT.
YAY!
YEAH?
ALL RIGHT.
COME ON, MILO.
COME ON.
COME ON.
[ CALLIOPE PLAYING ]
WHAT’S THAT?
IT’S A CALLIOPE.
LOOK AT ALL
THE CHRISTMAS TREES.
WELL, TELL YOU WHAT.
WHY DON’T YOU GO IN
AND PICK OUT
THE PRETTIEST ONE
ON THE LOT?
[ GIGGLES ]
YEAH?
COME ON, MILO.
THAT’S ALL RIGHT.
COME ON. WHY DON’T YOU HELP US
PICK OUT A REALLY COOL ONE?
NO. I’M JUST GONNA
HANG BACK HERE.
OKAY.
COME ON, AUNT JULES.
THAT ONE.
ALL RIGHT!
NO.
MM, THAT ONE.
AUNT JULES, AUNT JULES,
I FOUND THE TREE.
OH, WHOA.
THAT’S…
THAT’S A PRETTY ONE.
Boy: KICK IT RIGHT NOW.
COME ON!
WHAT THE…
YO, YOU JUST HIT ME!
WHY DON’T WE GET THIS BEAUTY
BACK TO THE CASTLE?
HEY,
I’M TALKING TO YOU.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?
SAY YOU’RE SORRY.
[ GRUNTS ]
UH-OH!
[ “THE NUTCRACKER SUITE:
RUSSIAN DANCE” PLAYS ]
Milo:
I’M GONNA GET YOU!
[ GRUNTS ]
SORRY!
MILO?
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
WE NEED SOME ICE.
[ GASPS ]
MISS DALY.
SIT.
COME HERE, SWEETIE.
OH, DEAR.
A SHINER.
[ GIGGLES ]
HE GOT IN A FIGHT.
BUT —
DON’T SPEAK.
REALLY, MILO, I —
I DON’T GET WHY
YOU’RE SO FREAKED OUT.
YOU FLATTENED A CHRISTMAS
SHOPPER, ATTACKED AN ORPHAN BOY,
AND DISRUPTED A CHRISTMAS
CONCERT CONDUCTED BY A NUN.
MY WORD.
MY WORD.
SORRY.
SOMETHING TO TELL
THE GRANDCHILDREN, THOUGH.
WHERE DID YOU GET
THAT, FLOYD?
MISS DALY, SIR.
JULES.
HEY.
HELLO. HOW DID THE CHILDREN
FIND THE VILLAGE?
OH, DON’T ASK.
THEY’RE WITH PAISLEY.
OH. YOUR TREE
WENT THIS WAY.
SO, HOW WAS THE HUNT?
AND WHY DO YOU SAY IT
LIKE THAT?
WELL, I’M NOT A CHAMPION
OF TORTURING INNOCENT FOXES.
THAT MAKES TWO OF US.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
WELL, I FIND FOX HUNTING CRUEL
AND BARBARIC,
WHICH IS WHY I ADVOCATED
THE BAN ON HUNTING THEM.
WELL, THEN,
WHAT WERE YOU HUNTING?
A MAN.
A MAN?
YES.
DRAGGING A FAKE SCENT.
IT’S CALLED A DRAG HUNT.
OH.
I’M SORRY.
I GUESS THAT NEWS DIDN’T MAKE
THE BUFFALO SPORTS PAGE.
ASHTON AND I AREN’T
FORMALLY ENGAGED,
BUT WE WILL BE, ANY DAY NOW.
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
HELLO, THERE.
WHO ARE YOU?
Ashton:
JULES, THIS IS MY FRIEND THOMAS.
HI. OH!
HAS ASHTON
BEEN BEHAVING?
LIKE A PRINCE.
WELL, HE’D BETTER.
AFTER ALL, HE IS ONE.
YOU’RE NOT REALLY A PRINCE,
ARE YOU?
I AM.
NO.
REALLY? BUT —
OH, THE TITLE COMES
FROM MY MOTHER’S SIDE.
ARE YOU JOINING US
FOR TEA?
OF COURSE SHE IS.
OF COURSE.
LOOK WHAT I FOUND —
AN AMERICAN.
HI.
HELLO, DARLING.
Ashton: HELLO.
JULES DALY, MEET LADY ARABELLA
MARCHAND DU BELMONT.
GREAT NAME.
YOU MEAN TITLE.
SHE’S ALSO MY SISTER
BUT DOESN’T LIKE TO ADMIT IT.
AH, SANDWICHES.
THEY LOOK YUMMY.
WHAT ARE THEY?
CRESS AND CUCUMBER.
DON’T THEY HAVE PROPER TEA
WHERE YOU’RE FROM?
NO, IT’S MORE LIKE HOT WINGS
AND A BOTTLE OF BUD,
AND DEFINITELY NOT SERVED
ON A PLATE LIKE THIS.
ACTUALLY, IT’S
A HAND-PAINTED SANDWICH TRAY
BY LOUIS BILTON.
YOU MEAN
BY CHRISTOPHER LANDRY.
NO.
I MEAN LOUIS BILTON.
MY MISTAKE.
PSST!
MISS DALY, WE FOUND THE BOXES.
OH, THEY —
THEY FOUND THE BOXES.
UM…
I’M REALLY SORRY.
I GOT TO RUN.
IT WAS — IT WAS LOVELY
MEETING YOU ALL.
I’M JUST GONNA —
THANKS FOR THE SANDWICHES.
[ LAUGHS ]
LOUIS BILTON, YOU SAY?
LET’S HAVE A LOOK.
WELL, SIS, I’M AFRAID THAT’S ONE
FOR THE AMERICANS.
DARLING!
OH, WOW.
LOOK AT THIS.
OH, THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL, FLOYD.
THANK YOU.
THOSE DECORATIONS
ARE OFF LIMITS.
WHY?
HIS GRACE
WOULD NEVER APPROVE.
AND TAKE THIS MONSTROUS TREE
BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM.
YOU’RE KIDDING, RIGHT?
IT’S CHRISTMAS.
YOU’RE NOT KIDDING.
OH, CAN’T YOU LET IT SLIDE
JUST THIS ONCE?
WE DON’T SLIDE AROUND
AT CASTLEBURY HALL.
UM…MRS. BIRCH,
DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
NO.
NIECES OR NEPHEWS?
NO.
BUT YOU WERE A KID ONCE,
RIGHT?
HOW CAN YOU DENY TWO CHILDREN
A TREE AT CHRISTMAS?
DON’T YOU REMEMBER
WHAT IT WAS LIKE?
[ SOBBING ]
IT WAS A MISERABLE
CHILDHOOD.
I NEVER HAD
A HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
ONE YEAR…
I ACTUALLY GOT A LUMP OF COAL
IN MY STOCKING.
THAT’S TERRIBLE.
NO LITTLE GIRL
DESERVES THAT.
WELL, I MIGHT HAVE.
BUT STILL.
ALL RIGHT.
[ LAUGHING ]
I’M READY.
THAT’S THE SPIRIT,
MRS. BIRCH.
COME ON.
RIGHT.
FIRST DECORATION ON.
DONE.
THE SECOND ONE.
COME BACK HERE!
AAH!
MILO!
I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY WE
HAVE TO USE THE BACK ENTRANCE
EVERY TIME
WE GO ON A HUNT.
YOU KNOW HOW FATHER FEELS
ABOUT MUDDY BOOTS.
WELL, I THINK IT’S SILLY.
[ ENGINE TURNS OVER ]
SO, DARLING, REMEMBER
THAT WE HAVE LUNCH THIS WEEKEND
WITH MY PARENTS AT THE CLUB.
I WOULDN’T MISS IT.
AAH!
MILO, COME BACK HERE!
[ GASPS ]
Milo: LOOK OUT!
CAREFUL, MADDIE.
OH, MY — STOP!
MILO!
YOU’RE OKAY.
YOU’RE OKAY.
OH!
I’M TERRIBLY SORRY, SIR.
I-IT’S ALL MY FAULT.
ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?
I’M OKAY.
NO, IT’S ALL RIGHT, PAISLEY.
EVERYONE’S ALL RIGHT.
NO, NO.
APART FROM MY DEMOLISHED
BRAND-NEW LAMB-LEATHER HANDBAG.
YOU KNOW, ASHTON,
I’D KEEP A CLOSE EYE
ON THAT BOY IF I WERE YOU.
COMPLETELY
OUT OF CONTROL.
COME ALONG, THOMAS.
BYE, THOMAS.
Ashton:
DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT.
[ ENGINE TURNS OVER ]
ARE YOU GONNA TELL ME WHICH ONE
OF YOU TWO STARTED THIS?
HE DID IT!
I GUESS I DID.
SORRY, MADDIE.
IT’S OKAY.
WELL, NOW WE’RE
ALL FRIENDS HERE,
WHY DON’T YOU TWO HELP PAISLEY
WITH HIS CHORES?
CHORES?!
CHORES?!
YES.
FEEDING THE SHETLAND PONIES.
PONIES?
Paisley: WELL, I SAY, SIR,
WHAT A SPLENDID IDEA.
COME ALONG, CHILDREN.
LET’S GO FIND SOME CARROTS.
THIS WAY.
Maddie: I LOVE PONIES.
Paisley: REALLY?
THANK YOU.
DON’T MENTION IT.
AFTER YOU.
NOW, THAT’S A TREE.
ISN’T IT PRETTY?
VERY PRETTY.
COME ON.
YOU WANT TO HELP?
UM, WELL, I’D LOVE TO.
WHOOP.
OH!
[ CHUCKLES ]
I WARN YOU —
I’VE NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING.
THAT’S OKAY.
THERE’S NO WRONG WAY
TO DECORATE A CHRISTMAS TREE.
MNH.
HIGHER.
HIGHER?
WELL, YOU’RE TALLER,
SO I-I MIGHT AS WELL USE YOU.
OKAY.
NOW?
MNH.
HIGHER?
YEAH. YEAH.
[ BOTH LAUGH ]
THAT’S FINE.
THANK YOU.
BEAUTIFUL.
PERFECT.
[ BOTH LAUGHING ]
Ashton:
OH, HI, KIDS.
Jules: HEY, YOU TWO.
HOW WERE THE PONIES?
WELL, THIS IS A CHANGE.
A HAPPY ONE.
Maddie:
CAN WE HELP DECORATE?
WOW. THIS IS THE BIGGEST TREE
WE’VE EVER HAD.
I KNOW.
AUNT JULES HAD TO USE HER
EMERGENCY CREDIT CARD TO BUY IT.
I DIDN’T KNOW THAT ONE
STILL WORKED.
[ BOTH LAUGH ]
LOOK AT THAT.
FATHER’S FAVORITE ORNAMENT.
PRETTY!
[ CHUCKLES ]
WHAT IS THIS?!
IT’S A CHRISTMAS TREE,
FATHER.
I CAN SEE THAT.
I’M NOT A BLOODY IDIOT.
WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
I BOUGHT IT.
I EXPRESSLY TOLD YOU
I DO NOT WANT —
HERE, GRANDFATHER.
WE SAVED THE PRETTIEST ONE
FOR YOU.
ASHTON SAID
IT’S YOUR FAVORITE.
OH, HE DID, DID HE?
DO YOU REMEMBER IT?
YES.
I REMEMBER IT.
MY ELDER BROTHER
AND I WERE —
WERE EACH GIVEN ONE
AT CHRISTMAS,
AND…I BROKE MINE.
[ CHUCKLES ]
OH, HOW I CRIED.
HE GAVE ME HIS.
I THOUGHT IT WAS LOST
FOREVER.
WELL, THERE’S A SPECIAL PLACE
FOR IT RIGHT OVER HERE.
[ SIGHS ]
THANK YOU, JULES.
IT IS A…LOVELY TREE.
YOU’RE WELCOME.
BUT IT REALLY WAS
A TEAM EFFORT.
COME ON, EDWARD. THERE’S STILL
PLENTY OF TREE LEFT TO DECORATE.
OH, WELL, THE STAFF
CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT.
OH, NO.
IT’S ONE OF THE BEST PARTS
ABOUT CHRISTMAS,
THE FAMILY ALL DECORATING
THE TREE TOGETHER.
COME AND JOIN US, FATHER.
YOU’RE RIGHT, MY DEAR.
HOW ABOUT THIS SPOT?
IT’S STUCK.
OH, YOU’RE HAVING PROBLEMS
WITH THAT ONE?
AH.
HERE’S ONE.
THIS IS A —
THIS IS A NICE SPIKY ONE.
CAN I HAVE ONE?
THANK YOU.
ENJOYING HIMSELF.
I KNOW.
AREN’T THEY GREAT?
YEAH.
HE’S STILL HAVING
A HARD TIME?
YEAH.
I WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING
I COULD DO.
LEAVE IT WITH ME.
[ MADDIE LAUGHING ]
COME ON. LET’S SEE
IF I CAN PUT THIS ONE UP HERE.
[ KNOCK ON DOOR ]
I’M SLEEPING!
MORNING.
MEET ME ON THE TERRACE LAWN
IN 15 MINUTES.
IS THAT AN ORDER?
IT’S A REQUEST.
[ GROANS ]
GREAT.
YOUR TURN.
AW, MAN.
WHICH IS
YOUR DOMINANT EYE?
DON’T KNOW.
DON’T CARE.
[ SIGHS ]
THIS IS STUPID.
I’M GOING BACK TO BED.
MILO. MILO.
I CAN HELP YOU.
PLEASE, PICK UP THE BOW.
THAT’S RIGHT.
NOW, RIGHT SIDE
FACING YOU.
FINGERS EITHER SIDE.
AND BREATHE.
LOOK AT THE TARGET.
WHICH IS CLEARER?
THE RIGHT.
THEN YOU’RE
RIGHT-EYE DOMINANT.
HAD MY SHARE OF BLACK EYES
WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE.
OH, YEAH?
TRICKY BUSINESS, FIGHTING.
FINALLY GAVE IT UP.
HOW COME?
COULDN’T TAKE A PUNCH?
THE CONTRARY.
NO MATTER HOW MANY FIGHTS I WON,
I STILL FELT LIKE A LOSER.
NOW, LOAD YOUR ARROW.
ONE FLUID MOTION.
AND WHEN YOU LET GO,
LET THE ANGER GO WITH IT.
[ LAUGHS ]
COOL.
AGAIN?
GOOD MORNING,
YOUR GRACE.
OH, GOOD MORNING,
PAISLEY.
WELL, THERE’S NOTHING
LIKE DECORATING A CHRISTMAS TREE
TO GET YOU INTO
THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT, IS THERE?
OH, PAISLEY, HOW MANY DAYS
TILL CHRISTMAS?
FIVE, SIR.
OH, FIVE.
IT’LL BE A BIT TIGHT,
BUT WE CAN DO IT.
WE MUST GET THE INVITATIONS OUT
IMMEDIATELY.
INVITATIONS, SIR?
YES. FOR THE BALL.
WE’RE HAVING A BALL?
YES.
THE CHRISTMAS EVE BALL.
I JUST MADE UP MY MIND.
WE MUST HIRE AN ORCHESTRA.
AND, OH, YOU MUST TELL ASHTON
TO INVITE ALL HIS FRIENDS.
ARE YOU ALL RIGHT, SIR?
NEVER BETTER.
HOW ARE THE CHILDREN?
SPLENDID, SIR.
ASHTON IS GIVING MILO
AN ARCHERY LESSON,
AND MISS MADDIE
AND MISS JULES
ARE CURRENTLY SCOURING THE
CASTLE FOR DOLLY DINKLE’S HEAD.
[ CHUCKLES ]
I’M SO SORRY. I COULD HAVE SWORN
I ATTACHED THE HEAD FIRMLY.
Ashton:
GOOD MORNING.
[ CHUCKLES ]
YOURS?
THANKS.
LOOK.
OH.
MY.
WELL, THIS IS A TRAGEDY.
I DON’T SUPPOSE YOU WANT
A NEW ONE?
NO.
THEN I SHALL GET
MY BEST PEOPLE ON IT,
AND WE’LL NOT STOP
UNTIL THIS HEAD IS FOUND.
THANK YOU.
COME ON, MADDIE.
LET’S GO HAVE A TEA PARTY.
YAY!
[ LAUGHS ]
[ CHUCKLES ]
I SAW YOU AND MILO
ON THE LAWN EARLIER.
IT’S REALLY NICE OF YOU
TO SPEND TIME WITH HIM.
I HOPE HE DIDN’T GIVE YOU
TOO MUCH GRIEF.
ACTUALLY, THE LESSON
WENT QUITE WELL.
AND YOU’RE NEXT.
OH, I’M NOT VERY GOOD
AT WEAPONRY.
HOW ABOUT WALTZING?
I JUST GOT WORD
THAT FATHER IS THROWING
A CHRISTMAS EVE BALL.
HE IS?
YES.
SOMEONE SEEMS TO HAVE
TURNED HIM AROUND.
SHALL WE?
YOU’RE TOO STIFF.
OH, I COULD SAY THE SAME THING
ABOUT YOU.
I MEANT YOUR ARM.
OH.
WELL, HOW IS IT
SUPPOSED TO BE?
RESPONSIVE.
[ CHUCKLES ]
MUCH BETTER.
NOW, YOU NEED TO COUNT.
ONE, TWO, THREE.
OH.
ONE, TWO, THREE.
UH, S-SORRY.
I’M JUST NOT VERY MUSICAL.
THAT’S ALL RIGHT.
I AM.
VIOLIN LESSONS FROM AGE 5.
YOU PLAY THE VIOLIN?
YES.
NOW, PLEASE, TRY TO FOCUS.
I JUST FIND IT INTERESTING
IS ALL.
AND I FIND IT INTERESTING
YOU EAT HOT WINGS
YET KNOW THE WORKS
OF CHRISTOPHER LANDRY.
[ LAUGHS ]
UH, CHILDREN,
I HAVE BEEN THINKING
THAT, AS YOU’RE
BOTH HUNTINGTONS,
IT’S MY DUTY TO EXPAND
YOUR CULTURAL EDUCATION.
CAN’T YOU BE OFF DUTY
FOR THE HOLIDAY?
NOW, YOU HAVE THE CHOICE
OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE,
MUSIC, DANCE, OR ART.
I PICKED BALLET.
WHAT DID YOU PICK?
ELECTRIC GUITAR.
[ ORCHESTRA PLAYING
“WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS” ]
PLIé, AND UP.
ARMS, AND…
[ ELECTRIC GUITAR PLAYING
“WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS” ]
[ ORCHESTRA PLAYING
“WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS” ]
POINTE, AND POINTE…
[ ELECTRIC GUITAR JOINS ]
[ LAUGHS ]
THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE.
COME ON.
LOOSEN UP.
YEAH.
COME ON.
LOOK, I’M NOT REALLY
THE FUNKY TYPE.
WELL, DON’T WORRY,
BECAUSE I AM.
JAM-NASTIC LESSONS
AT THE YMCA.
[ UP-TEMPO HIP-HOP PLAYS ]
COME ON.
I KNOW YOU’RE A PRINCE,
BUT I THINK YOU’VE GOT SOME
GANGSTER IN THERE SOMEWHERE.
YEAH.
♪ WHERE’S THE REAL WOMEN AT?
SIPPING BUBBLY JUICE ♪
♪ GETTIN’ HAIR DONE, NAILS DID,
WITH A FREAKY ATTITUDE ♪
♪ MAKING THE CROWD MOVE,
GIRL, DO WHAT YOU DO ♪
♪ THEN DROP IT TO THE FLOOR
THEN TOUCH YOUR TOES ♪
YEAH.
[ LAUGHS ]
♪ BABY, YOU’RE RIGHT,
BUT YOU GOT ME WRONG ♪
♪ NOW COME ON, DANCE WITH ME ♪
♪ SURE, I CAN TALK TO YOU
ALL NIGHT LONG ♪
♪ BUT RIGHT NOW DANCE WITH ME ♪
♪ COME ON AND DANCE ♪
♪ HEY, DANCE, DANCE, DANCE ♪
♪ JUST STOP AND DANCE ♪
♪ I WANT TO
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE ♪
♪ YEAH, BABY ♪
[ MUSIC CONTINUES ]
[ RAPPING INDISTINCTLY ]
[ MUSIC STOPS ]
[ ELECTRIC GUITAR
PLAYING FAINTLY ]
TERRIBLY SORRY TO INTERRUPT
YOUR LITTLE…
OOH, GHETTO DANCE,
BUT WE HAD —
LUNCH…
WITH YOUR PARENTS.
YES.
EXCUSE US.
[ SCOFFS ]
I’M SORRY.
REALLY, I AM.
IT’S ALL RIGHT.
I FORGIVE YOU THIS TIME.
YOU’VE HAD QUITE A LOT
OF DISTRACTIONS.
YOU KNOW, ASHTON,
I THINK IT’S WONDERFUL
WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO DO
WITH THESE CHILDREN.
I REALLY DO.
WELL, THEY SEEM TO BE ENJOYING
THEMSELVES, DON’T THEY?
YES, BUT THEIR LIVES
ARE IN BUFFALO,
AND THEY’LL
BE GOING HOME SOON.
OF COURSE, YOU KNOW,
YOU’LL SEE THEM OCCASIONALLY,
ON HOLIDAYS
AND GRADUATIONS.
BUT ONE HAS TO BE
REALISTIC.
THEY’RE NOT LIKE US.
AND IT’S NOT FAIR FOR YOU
TO TRY AND CHANGE THEM.
CHANGE THEM?
I’M TERRIBLY SORRY
TO INTERRUPT, SIR,
BUT WE ARE IN A TRIFLE QUANDARY
OVER THE CANAPéS FOR THE BALL.
FIRE AWAY.
WELL, CHEF CAN’T DECIDE
BETWEEN SHRIMP QUICHE
OR SALMON MOUSSE.
OH, WELL,
I PREFER THE SALMON.
BUT OF COURSE,
CAVIAR WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER.
SALMON, THEN…
OR NEITHER?
WELL —
PERHAPS I SHOULD
COME BACK LATER.
SPEAKING
OF TOMORROW NIGHT,
I BOUGHT THE MOST SPLENDID DRESS
FOR THE BALL.
HERE.
WALK ME TO MY CAR.
MISS JULES
SAID IT WAS BEIGE.
HUH?
HMM.
THIS MUST BE IT.
NOT MUCH OF A BALL GOWN.
MAYBE A GOOD PRESSING
WILL HELP.
Edward: HMM.
HOW’S THE GUEST LIST
COMING ALONG?
OH, FINE, FINE. PRACTICALLY
EVERYONE HAS ACCEPTED.
GOOD.
EXCEPT LORD AND LADY
KRONWALL.
[ CHUCKLES ]
THEY’RE IMPOSSIBLE
TO PIN DOWN.
THEY MAY BE
OUT OF TOWN.
DON’T THEY USUALLY GO TO STADT
FOR CHRISTMAS?
UH, Y-YEAH,
MAYBE THEY’RE —
AREN’T YOU SUPPOSED TO BE
AT LUNCH
WITH ARABELLA
AND HER PARENTS?
I BOTCHED THE TIME.
WE’RE GOING TO RESCHEDULE.
WELL, THAT’S
RATHER IRRESPONSIBLE.
THEY’RE A VERY FINE FAMILY,
THE BELMONTS.
WE DON’T WANT TO RUN AROUND
INSULTING THEM, DO WE?
THAT WOULD BE A MISTAKE.
NO, FATHER.
I ASSURE YOU,
IT WASN’T INTENTIONAL.
OH. WELL, EVERYTHING’S FINE,
THEN, ISN’T IT?
I HEAR YOU’VE BEEN, UH,
SPENDING SOME TIME WITH JULES.
YES.
I’VE BEEN TEACHING HER
TO WALTZ FOR THE BALL.
OH.
DO WE HAVE TO INVITE HER?
LET ME GUESS.
YOU DON’T WANT HER THERE
BECAUSE SHE HAS NO TITLE.
NO, OR A FORTUNE
FOR THAT MATTER.
BUT APART FROM THAT,
SHE IS OBSCENELY CRASS.
I DON’T SUPPOSE
WE CAN UNINVITE HER?
NO. LET’S JUST HOPE SHE’S NOT
AN EMBARRASSMENT, THAT’S ALL.
I’LL LEAVE YOU TO IT.
HELLO.
[ CLOCK DINGS ]
WELL, THAT CLOCK HASN’T WORKED
IN YEARS.
WELL, THE SUSPENSION SPRING
WAS JUST OUT OF WHACK.
IT SHOULD WORK FINE NOW.
YOU’RE AMAZING.
I GOT TO GO MAKE
CHRISTMAS COOKIES.
I PROMISED THE KIDS.
[ VIOLIN PLAYING ]
THESE ARE QUITE NICE.
MM-HMM.
MISS JULES MADE THEM.
LOVELY GIRL.
MM.
OH.
I WONDER WHAT MADE HIM
START PLAYING AGAIN.
YOU MEAN “WHO.”
WHAT IS IT, FLOYD?
SORRY FOR THE INTRUSION, SIR,
BUT I FOUND IT.
I BELIEVE YOU’VE BEEN
LOOKING FOR THIS.
[ CHUCKLES ]
THANKS.
MADDIE WILL BE THRILLED.
ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?
[ SIGHS ]
I’VE GOT SOMETHING IN MY EYE.
I’M FINE.
OF COURSE.
WELL…
WAS THERE ANYTHING ELSE?
YES.
UM…
I’VE BEEN WANTING TO ASK.
UM, APPEARS TO BE A QUANDARY
ABOUT THE CANAPéS.
WHAT IS IT?
SHRIMP QUICHE
OR SALMON MOUSSE?
WHICH DO YOU LIKE?
SHRIMP QUICHE.
THERE YOU GO, THEN.
DO YOU LIKE SHRIMP?
VERY MUCH.
QUANDARY SOLVED, THEN.
GOOD NIGHT.
[ HINGES CREAK ]
[ WIND WHISTLING ]
CHARLES WAS THE BEST,
YOU KNOW — YOUR FATHER.
MUCH BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE
EVER HAVE BEEN.
WHY DO YOU KEEP
HIS ROOM LOCKED?
I SUPPOSE…
…IT HURT TOO MUCH
TO REMEMBER.
YEAH, BUT THIS IS ALL
THAT’S LEFT OF MY FATHER.
IT’S WHAT KEEPS HIM ALIVE.
WHY DON’T YOU WANT TO REMEMBER?
EVERY DAY I WAKE UP,
AND I TRY NOT TO FORGET,
BUT HIS FACE JUST KEEPS SLIPPING
FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY.
AND PRETTY SOON…
IF I DON’T KEEP TRYING,
THERE’LL BE NOTHING LEFT.
THAT’S NOT TRUE.
THE LOVE HE HAD FOR YOU
WILL ALWAYS BE HERE.
YOU KNOW,
YOU’RE A LOT LIKE HIM.
REALLY?
[ CHUCKLES ]
IT’S RATHER WONDERFUL.
MILO, I’M SO GRATEFUL
THAT YOU, MADDIE, AND JULES
HAVE COME FOR CHRISTMAS.
IT’S LIFTED
EVERYONE’S SPIRITS.
I HOPE YOU ALL KNOW THAT.
HOW ABOUT WE LEAVE THIS DOOR
OPEN FROM NOW ON?
OKAY.
COME ON.
IT’S LATE.
AND WE’VE GOT A BIG DAY
TOMORROW.
[ POUNDING ON DOOR ]
Jules: OH.
I’M COMING. I’M COMING.
I’M SORRY. DID I WAKE YOU?
IS EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT?
NO.
THERE’S BEEN A SLIGHT INCIDENT.
INCIDENT?
MM-HMM.
[ ABIGAIL SOBBING ]
I’M SO SORRY, MISS.
I DIDN’T REALIZE
THE IRON WAS SO HOT.
IT’S OKAY, ABIGAIL.
IT’S OKAY.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT
YOU’RE BLUBBERING ABOUT.
MISS DALY IS THE ONE
WITH NOTHING TO WEAR
TO THE BALL TONIGHT.
Paisley:
WHAT’S THAT BURNING?
OH, I SAY.
OH, THAT’S A BIG ONE.
OH, THANK YOU, PAISLEY,
FOR YOUR KEEN OBSERVATION.
WELL, WHAT ARE WE TO DO?
ALL THE VILLAGE DRESS SHOPS
HAVE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS.
WE’LL HAVE TO REPAIR IT
AS BEST WE CAN.
MAYBE THIS IS A SIGN.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
THAT I SHOULDN’T GO
TO THE BALL.
YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS.
MY DEAR MISS DALY,
IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU,
THERE WOULDN’T EVEN BE
A BALL.
THAT’S VERY KIND
OF YOU TO SAY, BUT…
I THINK I’M GONNA
SIT THIS ONE OUT.
[ SOBBING ]
OH, COBBLERS.
WELL, WE HAVE TO DO
SOMETHING.
NOW, THIS IS MY IDEA.
I’M GOING TO GO TO…
Edward: AH.
I MUST SAY,
THIS TAILOR’S DONE
A REMARKABLY GOOD JOB
WITH JUST ONE FITTING, SIR.
WELL, THANK YOU,
PAISLEY.
IT’S GOING TO BE
A WONDERFUL EVENING.
AH, CRYSTAL THROUGH
TO THE BAR.
OH, PATRICIA.
YOU FOUND THE REST.
WHAT A CLEVER GIRL.
THROUGH TO THE KITCHEN.
BRANDY GLASSES
TO THE DRAWING ROOM.
EVERYTHING GOING
TO SCHEDULE?
OH, YES.
AH.
SPLENDID, SPLENDID.
OH, THE MUSICIANS ARE HERE.
THIS WAY, GENTLEMEN.
THROUGH HERE.
EVENING. EVENING.
WELCOME.
THIS WAY, SIR.
♪ …LOOKED OUT
ON THE FEAST OF STEPHEN ♪
[ BOTH HUMMING
“GOOD KING WENCESLAS” ]
[ HUMMING ]
GET BACK TO WORK.
OH. RIGHT.
I STILL DON’T GET WHY
YOU’RE GOING HOME EARLY.
WELL, I’VE GOT TO GO BACK
AND GET A JOB.
BESIDES, YOU AND MADDIE
ARE GONNA HAVE A GREAT TIME.
AND I’LL SEE YOU BOTH
WHEN YOU GET BACK.
[ LAUGHS ]
OH, 007,
EAT YOUR HEART OUT.
PRETTY COOL.
AUNT JULES?
YEAH?
YOU’RE PRETTY COOL.
THANKS, MILO.
THERE’S MY PRINCESS.
MADDIE, HONEY,
WE’RE REALLY GONNA HAVE TO START
PRACTICING SNACK MODERATION.
WHY WON’T YOU COME TO THE BALL
WITH US?
OH.
NEXT TIME, SWEETHEART, OKAY?
BUT YOU’LL MISS CHRISTMAS.
WELL, I’LL TELL YOU WHAT.
WE’LL CELEBRATE IT
WHEN YOU GET BACK.
THAT WAY YOU GET
TWO CHRISTMASES.
OKAY.
NOW I NEED YOU
TO DO ME A FAVOR.
CAN YOU SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR
GRANDPA AND UNCLE ASHTON FOR ME?
WAIT TILL I’M GONE,
ALL RIGHT?
ARE YOU SURE?
YEAH.
IT’S BETTER THIS WAY.
THEY HAVE SO MUCH
TO DO TONIGHT…
LIKE INTRODUCING YOU TWO
GORGEOUS THINGS TO CASTLEBURY.
COME ON. STAND UP.
I WANT TO SEE YOU.
[ Voice breaking ]
YOU LOOK SPECTACULAR.
I LOVE YOU BOTH VERY MUCH.
AND I KNOW YOUR TWO PARENTS
ARE LOOKING DOWN
AND ARE SO PROUD OF YOU.
SO AM I.
NOW GO KNOCK ‘EM DEAD.
GO.
THANK YOU.
GOOD EVENING.
THANK YOU, SIR.
[ DOOR CLOSES ]
[ SIGHS ]
THIS IS THE RIGHT CHOICE.
CASTLEBURY TRAIN STATION,
PLEASE.
MISS DALY?
[ GASPS ]
JULES!
Paisley: LORD AND LADY MUMFORD
OF DUSSELDORF.
SIR CHRISTOPHER McGILL
AND LADY McGILL.
HER EXCELLENCY MISS BARBARA
LUDLOW, THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR.
WHERE’S YOUR AUNT JULES?
WE’RE SUPPOSED
TO TELL YOU SHE —
NOT YET.
TELL ME WHAT?
HELLO. EDWARD.
LADY MUMFORD.
JUST IN THE NICK
OF TIME.
HOLD IT!
GET IN, GET IN, GET IN!
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
THE TRAIN STATION.
JULES HAS MADE A RUN
FOR IT.
COME ON!
PUNCH IT, GIBSON.
Paisley: THEIR GRACES
THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF BELMONT,
THE HONORABLE MARQUESS
OF BELMONT, AND LADY ARABELLA.
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
ARABELLA, MY DEAR,
YOU LOOK LOVELY.
SIR EDWARD,
YOU’RE TOO KIND.
THOMAS.
SIR.
HELLO, DARLING.
NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
PRUELLA.
EDWARD, SUCH A PLEASURE
TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
ARABELLA, I’VE BEEN
TRYING TO REACH YOU.
WHY HAVEN’T YOU RETURNED
MY CALLS?
SO SORRY.
I’VE BEEN ABSOLUTELY CRAZY
GETTING READY FOR THE BALL.
WELL, I SAID
IT WAS URGENT.
STOP BEING SO DRAMATIC.
LOOK, I NEED TO TALK TO YOU.
IT CAN’T WAIT.
OKAY.
Woman on P.A.:
ARRIVING AT PLATFORM 2

FOR 2015 TO CASTLEBURY
INTERNATIONAL…

JULES,
WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
MRS. BIRCH, I’M — I’M TAKING
A TRAIN TO THE AIRPORT.
WELL, YOU HAVE LEFT
SOMETHING BEHIND.
I-I DID?
YES. IT’S IN THE CAR.
COME ON.
OKAY.
COME ON.
HI.
YOU’RE ALL HERE.
[ LAUGHS ]
OH, WHAT’S THIS?
YOUR BALL GOWN.
OH, THAT’S SO SWEET OF YOU.
WERE YOU ABLE TO FIX IT?
NOT EXACTLY.
I’M SURE IT’S FINE. THANK YOU
SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS.
DON’T YOU AT LEAST WANT TO HAVE
A LOOK-SEE?
SURE.
[ GASPS ]
OH, THAT —
THAT’S NOT MY DRESS.
OH, YES, MA’AM. PAISLEY HAD IT
BROUGHT IN FROM VIENNA.
[ LAUGHS ]
BUT…
WHO — WHO PAID FOR THIS?
THE ENTIRE STAFF
PITCHED IN, MISS.
THIS IS TOO MUCH.
COME ON.
WE CAN DISCUSS THIS LATER.
FLOYD,
GET IN THE FRONT SEAT.
GIBSON, RAISE UP
THE PARTITION.
JULES HAS A BALL
TO GET READY FOR.
Jules:
OH, MY GOD. AH.
WAS THAT THE EDITOR
OF FRENCH VOGUE
TALKING TO
COUNTESS LILLYHOOK?
I’M NOT SURE.
ARABELLA, DO YOU THINK
WE’RE RIGHT FOR EACH OTHER?
WHAT A SILLY QUESTION.
WE’RE PERFECT
FOR EACH OTHER.
EVERYONE SAYS SO.
EVEN OUR PARENTS THINK
WE’RE AN IDEAL MATCH.
WHAT IF I DIDN’T HOLD
A TITLE?
[ LAUGHS ]
DON’T BE RIDICULOUS, DARLING.
WELL, YOU DIDN’T ANSWER
MY QUESTION.
WELL, IT’S
A STUPID QUESTION.
UH, ALL RIGHT.
IF YOU WERE A GARDENER,
I WOULDN’T GIVE YOU
THE TIME OF DAY.
THERE.
IS THAT WHAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR?
YES.
WHY?
BECAUSE IT’S THE TRUTH.
WE DON’T WANT
THE SAME THINGS.
MY LIFE DOESN’T FIT
WITH YOURS.
ARE YOU…
ARE YOU BREAKING UP
WITH ME?
NO. NO, NO.
OF COURSE YOU’RE NOT.
EVERYONE’S EXPECTING US
TO BE ENGAGED.
THE THING IS…
I-I’M NOT SURE
I CAN REALLY MAKE YOU HAPPY.
I DON’T CARE
ABOUT BEING HAPPY.
I CARE ABOUT BEING
A PRINCESS!
[ SIGHS ]
IT’S OVER, ARABELLA.
AH, THERE ARE
THE LITTLE LOVEBIRDS.
MOTHER.
Paisley:
…AND LADY McGILL.
WHERE’S YOUR
AUNT JULES?
WE CAN’T SAY.
Jules.
I’ve brought her.
She’s coming!
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
MISS JULES DALY OF BUFFALO.
[ GUESTS GASP ]
BUFFALO?
MY WORD.
THEY’LL LET ANYONE
IN A ROYAL BALL THESE DAYS.
[ LAUGHS ]
AUNT JULES,
YOU’RE HERE.
HEY, RAD DRESS.
THANKS.
WE’RE REALLY GLAD
YOU CAME BACK.
ME TOO.
JULES, WORDS FAIL ME.
YOU’RE QUITE BREATHTAKING.
THANK YOU,
YOUR GRACE.
I THINK WE SHOULD START
THE BALL.
[ CHUCKLES ]
[ MID-TEMPO WALTZ PLAYS ]
LADY CHRISTINA.
HELLO, EDWARD.
WELL, CHILDREN,
HOW ABOUT A DANCE?
YEAH!
OKAY. HI.
JULES?
OH, NO. UM, I THINK I’LL
WAIT RIGHT HERE. THANK YOU.
FORGIVE US.
HENRI DASSON.
YES.
[ LAUGHS ]
ENJOYING YOURSELF?
OH. UM…
I WAS JUST ADMIRING
YOUR URN.
I SEE.
WELL, YOU KNOW ME
AND ANTIQUES.
CAN’T KEEP MY HANDS
OFF THEM.
I DIDN’T BREAK THIS ONE,
THOUGH.
I’M TRYING VERY HARD
NOT TO BE AN EMBARRASSMENT.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
I OVERHEARD YOU AND EDWARD
IN THE STUDY.
I KNOW YOU DIDN’T WANT TO
INVITE ME TONIGHT.
THE CRASS GIRL
WITH NO TITLE OR FORTUNE.
OH, NO.
YOU MISUNDERSTAND.
FATHER WAS TALKING
ABOUT BUNNY McCRACKEN.
WHO?
WELL, SHE’S A DREADFUL,
GRISLY SORT OF WOMAN —
DESPISES CHILDREN —
AND SENIOR CITIZENS.
SHE’S OVER THERE.
WELL, THAT’S A RELIEF —
NOT THAT SHE’S GRISLY,
BUT, UM…
JULES, WELL,
YOU MUST KNOW THAT…
WELL, PERHAPS YOU DON’T,
BUT THE TRUTH IS I HOLD YOU
IN THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE REGARD.
I COULDN’T CARE LESS
ABOUT YOUR TITLE.
I FIND YOU FUNNY, SMART,
AND SURPRISINGLY FUNKY,
WHICH IS
A RARE COMBINATION.
[ MUSIC ENDS ]
[ APPLAUSE ]
I BELIEVE THEY’RE PLAYING
OUR SONG.
WE DON’T HAVE A SONG.
WE DO NOW.
[ SLOW INTRODUCTION PLAYING ]
[ WALTZ PLAYS ]
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]
DO SOMETHING!
WHERE IS EDWARD?
WHAT HAS YOU ALL
SO RIVETED?
I SUGGEST YOU KEEP
A TIGHTER REIN ON YOUR SON.
REALLY? WHAT ON EARTH
ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
THAT.
[ APPLAUSE ]
ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?
YEAH.
I JUST THINK I NEED SOME AIR.
OF COURSE.
JULES.
JULES, WAIT.
YOU SHOULD GO BACK IN.
I’M SURE THEY’RE LOOKING
FOR YOU.
I’LL JUST HANG
RIGHT HERE.
THEN…I’LL HANG WITH YOU.
IF THAT’S ALL RIGHT.
OKAY.
WHAT ABOUT ARABELLA?
IT’S OVER.
WHAT HAPPENED?
YOU ABSCONDED
WITH MY HEART.
HOW DID I DO THAT?
YOU’RE THE PRINCE
OF CASTLEBURY.
I’M JUST A POOR GIRL
FROM BUFFALO.
EXACTLY.
Duke of Belmont:
IT’S AN OUTRAGE!
PRINCE ASHTON IS
FLAGRANTLY CAVORTING
WITH THAT —
WITH THAT STRUMPET
WHILE HE IS EXPECTED TO BE
ENGAGING OUR DAUGHTER.
MY SON HAS A MIND
OF HIS OWN.
OH, YES, WE KNOW
ALL ABOUT YOUR SONS
AND THEIR FASCINATION
WITH THE GREAT UNWASHED.
BITE YOUR TONGUE, WOMAN.
I AM THE MOST HONORABLE DUCHESS
OF BELMONT,
AND IT WOULD BEHOOVE YOU
TO ADDRESS ME AS SUCH.
YOU MAY WELL BE A DUCHESS,
BUT JULES DALY IS MORE OF A LADY
THAN YOU WILL EVER BE.
[ GASPS ]
[ CROWD MURMURING ]
YOU OBVIOUSLY DON’T KNOW
THE REAL JULES DALY.
SHE’S CLEARLY
AFTER YOUR MONEY.
WHY ELSE DO YOU THINK
THAT GIRL IS HERE?
AND ANYONE CAN SEE
THAT SHE CAN’T MANAGE
THOSE CHILDREN ON HER OWN.
SO I DID A LITTLE
PERSONAL RESEARCH.
AND DID YOU KNOW
THAT MISS JULES DALY
WAS FIRED FROM HER JOB,
MASTER MILO IS, IN FACT,
A KLEPTOMANIAC,
OR THAT LITTLE MADDIE
IS A TRANS-FAT JUNKIE?
THAT IS A LIE.
Man: OH, DEAR.
NO.
ARABELLA IS RIGHT.
SEE? TOLD YOU.
MILO DID STEAL
THAT VIDEO GAME.
BUT HE RETURNED IT.
AND MADDIE DOES HAVE A…
TEMPORARY FASCINATION
WITH CHIPS,
WHICH WE’RE TRYING TO FIX.
AND I AM CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED,
BUT I HOPE FOR NOT TOO LONG,
BECAUSE I REALLY LIKE
WORKING.
I MAY NOT KNOW MUCH
ABOUT PARENTING,
BUT I KNOW WE DON’T NEED MONEY
TO MAKE US HAPPY.
BUT WE DO NEED EACH OTHER.
THESE ARE BRAVE KIDS.
THEY DESERVE A CHANCE
AT A FAMILY.
AND AS INCONCEIVABLE
AS THAT MAY SEEM, ARABELLA,
THAT’S THE ONLY REASON
WE’RE HERE.
[ SCOFFS ]
ASHTON, YOU DON’T HONESTLY
BELIEVE HER?
YES. I DO.
EDWARD? SURELY YOU
CAN SEE THAT SHE’S —
SO WHO CARES?
YOU SAY JULES IS A BAD MOTHER.
WELL, I’VE BEEN A LOUSY FATHER
AND AN EVEN WORSE
FATHER-IN-LAW.
SO JULES LOST HER JOB.
YOU HAVE NEVER WORKED
A SINGLE DAY IN YOUR LIFE.
AND IF YOU ASK ME, LADY ARABELLA
MARCHAND DU BELMONT,
YOU’RE THE ONE WHO IS
ALL FUR COAT AND NO KNICKERS.
[ CROWD GASPS ]
WELL!
[ CHUCKLES ]
I NEVER.
THAT’S IT.
WE’RE LEAVING.
WISE DECISION.
COME ON, THOMAS.
OF COURSE
SHE WOULD ACT LIKE THAT.
THANK YOU, FATHER.
NO. THANK YOU FOR PUTTING UP
WITH AN OLD FOOL.
NOW, IF I MIGHT GIVE YOU A BIT
OF FATHERLY ADVICE…
DON’T LET THAT GIRL
GET AWAY.
MAY I SPEAK TO YOUR AUNT JULES
FOR A SECOND?
YEAH. SURE.
JULES…
I KNOW WE DON’T HAVE HOT WINGS
OR HOCKEY IN CASTLEBURY,
BUT WE DO HAVE CRUMPETS
AND CRICKET.
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT YOU,
MILO, AND MADDIE
WOULD CONSIDER EXTENDING
YOUR STAY HERE
AT CASTLEBURY HALL?
BEAUTIFUL GOWN
JULES IS WEARING.
OH, YES, SIR.
YES, SIR.
LOVELY.
EXCELLENT TASTE.
MM, I WONDER
WHERE SHE OBTAINED IT.
I SUPPOSE IF YOU WISH
TO BE REIMBURSED,
YOU SHOULD PRODUCE A RECEIPT
FOR ME BY MORNING.
THANK YOU.
COME ON.
BACK TO WORK.
[ CHUCKLES ]
[ SIGHS ]
THANK YOU, SIR.
WELL, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN,
PAISLEY.
[ BELLS RINGING ]
AH.
MUST BE TIME.
♪ DING, DONG, DING, DONG ♪
CHILDREN.
♪ DING, DONG, DING, DONG ♪
♪ DING, DONG, DING, DONG ♪
SANTA!
Milo:
SEE, MADDIE?
I WAS WRONG.
THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS.
COME ON, CHILDREN.
GO ON.
[ MADDIE LAUGHS ]
THERE YOU ARE.
HI, SANTA!
COME, COME.
[ LAUGHS ]
Milo:
LOOK AT ALL THESE PRESENTS!
LOOK AT THAT
HUGE GOLD ONE!
WHERE DID ALL THESE PRESENTS
COME FROM?
EDWARD, YOU’RE AMAZING.
NO, MY DEAR,
YOU’RE THE ONE THAT’S AMAZING.
Milo:
IT’S YOURS, MADDIE.
Maddie:
SANTA, HOW DID YOU FIND US?
Ashton:
WHAT IS IT, FATHER?
I JUST WISH CHARLES…
I WISH HE WERE HERE.
BUT HE IS.
CAN’T YOU SEE HIM IN THE JOY
OF MILO’S EYES…
YEAH.
[ LAUGHS ]
…AND THE SPARKLE
OF MADDIE’S SMILE?
[ GIGGLES ]
CHARLES IS HERE.
Maddie:
YEAH, I LOVE YOU, SANTA.
AND SO IS MY SISTER.
Edward:
YOU’RE SO RIGHT, MY DEAR.
ASHTON, THIS IS A VERY,
VERY WISE GIRL.
WE SHOULD NOT BE LAMENTING
WHAT WE HAVE LOST,
RATHER CELEBRATING
WHAT WE HAVE FOUND.
Milo: HEY, IT’S SNOWING!
MERRY CHRISTMAS.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, FATHER.
Milo: LOOK!
[ GASPS ]
FIREWORKS!
Milo: COME ON!
YOU GOT TO SEE THIS!
[ LAUGHS ]
[ FIREWORKS POPPING ]
Santa Claus:
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
WHOO!
[ LAUGHS ]
Woman:
OH, SHE’S BEAUTIFUL!
JULES! ASHTON!
BRAVO!
HELLO, MY PRINCE.
HELLO, MY PRINCESS.
SOUNDS LIKE WE’RE IN LINE
FOR A THRONE SOMEWHERE.
WELL, AS A MATTER OF FACT,
WE ARE.
NO.
REALLY?
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
Woman:
BYE! BYE! SEE YOU SOON!
DRIVE ON.
Milo: LOVE YOU GUYS!
Narrator: IT IS TRUE NOT ALL
TALES HAVE HAPPY ENDINGS.
BUT THEN, FOR JULES DALY,
THE DREAMER FROM BUFFALO,
THE STORY IS JUST BEGINNING.
[ “THE NUTCRACKER SUITE:
RUSSIAN DANCE” PLAYS ]
[ MID-TEMPO MUSIC PLAYS ]
[ CHOIR VOCALIZING ]
[ MID-TEMPO WALTZ PLAYS ]
[ MID-TEMPO MUSIC PLAYS ]