A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019) Movie Script

[instrumental music]
[upbeat music]
(Kat) Once up on a time there
was a girl who loved Christmas.
I mean what's not to love?
Opening presents
with her amazing family.
Kissing her totally hot
boyfriend under the mistletoe.
But the tinsel on the tree..
...she was an insanely-talented
Her music videos
had over a billion views
and her newest Christmas single
was just about to drop.
Can't believe
what I'm seein'
It's magic all around
Bright lights wide eyes
Snow fallin' to the ground
Presents are wrapped
in bows to tight
Wonderin' if I've been
naughty or nice
Somethin' about the holidays
Got me feelin' so great
It's gonna be
the best Christmas with you
I'm gonna have
the best Christmas with you
Family big tree
We're all gathered around
Christmas carols
Baby I love the sound
It's gonna be
the best Christmas with you
Oh yes with you
I'm gonna have
the best Christmas with you
It's gonna be
the best Christmas with you
I'm gonna have
the best Christmas with you
Christmas with you
(Kat) Yes,
this girl had the perfect life.
Her future was filled
with possibilities.
(female #1)
'Grab my balls.'
That girl isn't me.
Grab my balls.
- My Christmas balls.
- Oh, oh, sorry.
Kat, quit daydreaming
and do something.
- Take these.
- And these.
You guys know I'm not
your servant, right?
You kind of are.
Well, I need to get going.
I'm supposed to be at work
in 20 minutes.
Fine, but I need to get
a Starbucks first.
She wants you, Dominic.
- What're you waitin' for?
- Yeah? You should go for her.
- Skylar's not really my type.
- Skylar's everybody's type.
Ah, she's more into her Insta
followers than a relationship.
And who's talking
We're just gonna pop in here
for a sec, okay?
Alright, I'm late.
I gotta get to work.
Man, you act like
your dad makes you work.
But you secretly like it.
Yeah, it's..
...like you wanna be
a poor person.
You know, a job probably
won't kill you, Jackson.
Probably not, but...
why take the chance.
Kat, where's the car?
You have one job.
- Sorry.
- Ah, you're dragging the bags.
Use those little spaghetti arms.
- And raise them up.
- Oh, my God!
Is it a sale?
It's Dominic Wintergarden.
'He's like a Kardashian,
but even classy.'
I need to get him
in my vlog.
Take this.
Move, out of my way.
Take this and get out
of my way.
[all laughing]
[clearing throat]
(female #2)
'So clumsy.'
The joy of kindness walked right
into this humiliating situation.
I ordered the decaf.
I am so sorry.
Some clumsy girl,
threw her Starbucks
all over the gorgeous
Dominic Wintergarden.
You okay?
You hurt yourself?
Uh, no.
[instrumental music]
What a gentleman.
Dominic gets top place
this week at joy of kindness.
What's that? What happened?
Oh, my God!
You totally ruined his shoes!
- Oh, no, no, no, I'm fine.
- 'It's not fine.'
I'm so, so sorry.
Uh, I can replace them.
They don't sell couture
at Nordstrom Rack, sweetie.
Come on.
- 'I'm so sorry, I-I...'
- 'Come on, Dominic.'
And this hot mess gets
the loser of the week award.
[instrumental music]
I can help you with your ears,
I know how to do all that stuff.
- Yeah, they look so cute.
- Hey!
Hi, Chip the dancin' elf,
you wanna be Chip the fired elf?
Get to work.
Get to work.
Thank you. Move.
Where is she?
She is going to be here,
Mr. Mujiza.
- Just relax.
- You relax, Isla.
I got a line of
pissed-off toddlers
'waiting for Santa
and his elves.'
I don't have a show
if I don't have a star.
- She's fashionably late.
- Fash.. You funny, you...
I'm so sorry, Mr. Mujiza.
I know, I'm...
You're late!
We have two rules here, Kat.
First rule, don't be late.
Other rule,
the most important rule.
(in unison)
All performers in costumes
at all times equals magic.
Yes, I know, it's a stupid rule,
but you like money?
You wanna keep your job
as an elf? Get to work!
- Move. Go. Both of y'all!
- Yes.
Hey, are you the new Santa?
Hey, uh, yeah.
Yeah, yeah,
I just started.
I'm Nick.
Like, Saint Nick.
You look like you're having
a little trouble there.
Uh, serious question.
Does this suit make me
look fat?
[all laughing]
That's funny. Y'all havin' a
good time as a group of friends.
Do you want me to report you
to Mr. Wintergarden?
Get out there
and do your show!
Santa, a pillow,
a hat, get jolly!
You get Santa pulled together
and I will start
one of our numbers.
- We're going. We're going.
- Wastin' my time.
- Breathe.
- What's wrong with you people?
Uh, sorry, I am..
...obviously not
a professional.
No, whereas I
obviously am.
Uh, I'm Kat by the way.
Hey, have we met before?
Uh, it's kinda hard
to tell with the..
Yeah, you're right.
So, Kat, you're, uh,
one of the Santa Land singers?
Yeah, when I'm not
selling out arenas
I sing here.
But I, I write the music,
so that's a bonus.
Ah, nice. You're a songwriter.
That's awesome.
Yeah, I'm huge with the four
to six year olds.
Okay, that's it.
Give me this.
Now, Santa's been on a cleanse,
that is way better.
Ah, yeah, you fill out
the suit quite nicely.
I mean, you know,
with-without the pillows.
I mean, um..
So, you ready to go?
[upbeat music]
No, I think
you'll really like it
Yeah, i-i-it's cheesy,
but it's good.
Christmas Eve
all the lights are out
I can't sleep
'cause Santa's coming to town
Toys and treats
can't wait to see what we got
My wish list
did it come true or not
Toys toys toys I can't wait
Toys toys toys
for Christmas day
Toys toys toys
Santa's comin' to town
Toys toys toys
so let's scream and shout
Christmas Eve
all the lights are out
I can't sleep
'cause Santa's comin' to town
Toys and treats
can't wait to see what we got
My wish list
did it come true or not
Toys toys
I can't wait
No I can't wait
- Oh toys toys toys
- Christmas Eve
I can't wait
for Christmas day
Christmas Eve
all the lights are out
I can't sleep
'cause Santa's comin' to town
Toys and treats
can't wait to see what we got
My wish list
did it come true or not
Toys toys toys I can't wait
Toys toys toys
for Christmas day
Toys toys toys
Santa's comin' to town
Toys toys toys
so let's scream and shout
[crowd cheering]
...fifty-six, fifty-seven,
Not a bad haul.
Yeah, at this rate, I can afford
an apartment when I'm 40.
...the new Santa?
I have no idea
what you're talking about.
Sure you don't.
Come on, I have to
tell you about the super-fun
mortifying adventure
with my steps today.
And you're sure
it was Dominic Wintergarden?
Oh, a hundred percent.
He was... surrounded
by all of his rich friends.
Oh, his girlfriend
insulted my shoes.
I like your shoes.
Yeah, it was like a scene
from a horror movie.
Everyone was laughing
and staring at me.
And the steps did nothing.
Oh, no, they did something.
Joy took a video of it
and put it on her vlog.
Oh, so humiliating.
If I ever saw him again,
I would die.
I mean, that's kind of unlikely
'cause we run
in different circles.
But, you know
who does run in our circle?
- Sexy Santa.
- Isla.
I'm just saying, I wonder
if Mr. Mujiza has rules
where elves can't
hook-up with Mr. Claus.
He hasn't even seen me
with... out my elf face.
- But your elf face is so cute.
- Okay, it's not happening.
I'm just saying, he looked
really into it today.
You sounded amazing
and the song was so good.
Yeah, well, I liked it better
watching you do it.
Why are you so scared?
You're so talented, Kat,
if I had half your voice
I would be a star.
If I had half your
I'd rule the world.
[crickets chirping]
(woman on TV) 'Real housewives
of Manhattan Beach..'
No, no, Grace,
th-the stamp is upside-down.
Stamps go in the corner,
I've seen mail, mom.
Yes, but the actual stamp
is upside-down.
(Deirdre) Details matter. You don't
want people thinking you're simple.
Oh-ho, my hand, it's killing me.
My tongue is dry.
Sorry, I'm late.
The line was around
the corner tonight.
How dare you just waltz in here
after a night out on the town?
- I've been working.
- Tomato, tamato.
While you were off
in your fantasy world
of being Debbie Gibson...
I don't know who that is.
The point is, these girls
were here doing your work
'and poor Joy is suffering'
from carpal tunnel and Grace..
- My tongue is so dry.
- Hm.
[dog barks]
Oh, Bruno, that's my boy.
That mangy, flea-bitten
wheelbarrow dog
peed in the corner.
Well, did anybody
take him out?
- Well, I'll clean it up.
- Of course, you will.
You'll also do the dishes,
the floors, the laundry.
You have to hand wash
my Spanx.
And get the hair clog
out of my shower.
You need to Febreze
all my shoes.
And address all those cards.
- We've to get them out first.
- What are those for?
We've been here months now
and haven't received
a single invitation
to anything
'I'm sending those out
to all the affluent...'
- And rich.
- Families of the city.
- With single sons for us...
- Do-do.. Don't tell her.
Alright, well, just let me
take Bruno out
and then I'll be back
to do my chores.
Aren't you forgetting something?
We all have to contribute.
That dog eats his weight
in kibble.
Remind me how we're all
contributing again.
You're so ungrateful.
How am I ungrateful?
I work six hours a day
at Santa Land.
Santa Land.
I do holiday singing grams
every night.
- Quit bragging.
- I'm not bragging.
I just would like to keep
some of my tip money
since you won't give me
any of the money my dad left me.
He gave it to me to use
as I see fit until you turn 18.
And I don't see fit otherwise.
- Why?
- How dare you.
Your father left me
a widow.
He left you everything.
Watch your mouth.
You know, anything can happen
in four months.
Come on, Bruno.
[instrumental music]
Now it's that time of year
when magic's in the air
There's so many smiley faces
love is everywhere
You can hear
those carol sounds
From outside your front door
That's when you know
it's almost Christmas
[music continues]
It's almost Christmas
It's almost
Yeah, I agree.
[instrumental music]
I really miss you, dad.
[keyboard music]
It's that
time of year again
Time that
I don't understand
Wishin' I wasn't afraid
Come so close
What's this holiday about
All this time
I've been hidin' out
Wonderin' if I'll ever know
Tell me now
'cause I don't understand
Help me out
'cause I don't get it yet
This isn't how
it's supposed to be
I wanna know
what Christmas really means
All the love and joy
I wanna see
'Cause it's always
lost on me
[water flowing]
Hey, dad,
what's up?
Oh, hey, Nick.
Oh, huh, you, uh,
going in to work today?
Family tradition, you know?
Yeah, I know. I'm, uh,
goin' in this afternoon.
Oh, good, good.
Hey, uh, dad, I wanted
to ask you something.
Well, I had an idea
for this year's gala.
Give me a sec.
Uh, you know,
like with the entertainment.
I've been workin' on something.
Yeah, I gotta take this.
- Hello, yeah?
- Got it.
Tell me what you had
in your mind.
Uh, no, do your thing.
It's all good.
See you, dad.
I'm here.
Oh, my God, I got over 10,000
views on my Starbucks girl vlog.
At least, Kat is good
for something.
Yeah, she needs to get
a life.
- Right.
- 'Girls.'
The Wintergarden's just
announced their Christmas gala.
Oh, it's an animal charity.
Oh, what a waste
of perfectly good money.
Dominic's dad?
God, he's so crazy rich!
He owns, like, half the hotels
in the city.
Do you think Dominic has seen
my vlog?
Hotels, restaurants.
He even owns that Santa Land,
Kat works at.
Santa Land.
Who cares?
We're not invited.
His wife died last year
leaving your Dominic
without a mommy.
I think, he'd be delighted
to meet a widow as..
...fit and available
as myself.
Ew, gross, mom.
And Dominic will be there.
I have to get into
that party.
That's what I'm trying
to tell you.
- But how?
- I'm trying to ask you.
- Oh.
- Dead dad was his total bestie.
- What?
- Who?
- Dead dad.
- Who?
- What?
- Dead dad.
Are you talking
about Kat's father?
That's what I said, dead dad.
It's in all Kat's photobooks.
[instrumental music]
- Move.
- Get out of my way, mom.
[indistinct chatter]
"Kilimanjaro, 2002,
Wintergarden and Decker."
"North Pole, 2005."
"Terry Wintergarden
and Jason Decker"
All these stupid trips
he took before we met.
Taking care of wildebeests
or one-legged flamingoes
or something.
- Maybe it will finally pay off.
- What're we looking for?
Anything that will get us
into that party.
What is this garbage?
"I won't be fake,
I will not break."
"I'll be the change,
unique and strange."
She sounds like a psycho.
Do you think anybody cares
about her stupid songs?
Oh, and then there's
this silly little thing.
She's always looking at
like it's goin' to start
talking to her.
I have no friends.
"North Pole, 2005."
Wintergarden was on this trip.
Oh, this is good.
- This is good.
- What do you do with it?
What you do with it
doesn't matter.
- It's what it does for us.
- Yeah?
Joy, hide this in your room,
keep looking.
Keep looking.
My dear Mr. Wintergarden
it is with great sadness
I must inform you
of my beloved husband,
Jason Decker's death.
The photos from your
journeys together
to the Antarctic icebergs
and the misty Tanzawa Ranges
in Japan
made me feel
such a connection to you.
...Jason in India
with Wintergarden?
Let's find out.
He considered you family,
and so shall I.
Let's work on the Antarctic,
the light hitting the ice..
[indistinct chatter]
We relocated here, this year.
And it would be our privilege
to meet with you to honor
the memory of Jason.
...misty Tanzawa Mountain
(Deirdre) Our family is generally
free this holiday season
reserving the daylight hours
to attend to the needs
of sick and homeless
shelter animals.
[dramatic music]
With fond regards,
Deirdre Decker.
'I've got the groceries.'
[indistinct TV chatter]
Those are my books.
Why is my stuff out?
That's what I want to know.
I think the dog did it.
Clean it up.
Oh, and you're trending
Starbucks girl.
You can thank me now.
Okay, you need
to take that down.
Deirdre she's ruining my life.
You're lucky to be part
of her artistic vision.
Well, I have to get to work.
Oh, the dog also pooped
in the corner.
I'll take care of it.
I already did.
- Thank you, Grace.
- I put it on your bed.
'My snow globe is missing.'
'Well, has anyone seen it?'
- Oh, uh, we...
- No idea.
Uh, no idea.
Well, could you guys
please help me look for it?
It's really important to me.
It's important to me that you
stop yammering and go to work
'so I can binge watch "The
housewives of Manhattan Beach."'
[indistinct TV chatter]
[instrumental music]
Merry Christmas.
And off you go.
Hey, you okay?
Oh, yeah, it's nothing.
Hey, you're really good
with them.
Oh, well, I like kids.
Comes pretty natural to me.
Makes me think of
my parents.
Oh, yeah, where are they?
Oh, um..
My mom died when I was eight.
And my dad died
a couple of years ago.
I am so sorry.
I kinda suck at
jolly and merry.
Why don't you come
and sit on Santa's lap
and tell me what you want
for Christmas, little elf?
That is so incredibly creepy.
- Too much?
- A little bit. Little bit.
But, uh, for real.
What's your
Christmas wish, Kat?
Oh, it's..
It's not possible.
It's not even
a wish really.
It's more like
a unlikely dream.
Tell me.
I wanna write and sing songs.
Like, not for Santa Land
but for movies
and Broadway shows.
I-I wanna sell out arenas.
Oh, my God,
that sounded so cringey.
- I'm so sorry.
- Why? Why?
If you can write
as well as you can sing
what's holding you back?
My dad used to say
if I could dream it,
I could be it.
I used to believe that.
I know that sounds
so cheesy.
Oh, my God. Can we stop talking
about me? It's your turn.
Oh, definitely not happening.
No way.
You are the biggest jerk.
Come on.
Come on.
I have a couple of bands.
Why are we whispering?
Because I don't want
my dad to hear.
Is your dad,
Mr. Mujiza?
No, I just, I'm gonna
keep it on the D-L.
Okay, uh, you sing in a couple
of bands, that's cool.
No, I-I manage 'em.
- Have you heard of Trash File?
- Uh, maybe.
DJ Sock Puppet?
Oh, yeah.
I mean they're...
- Well, that's my..
- Hi, Santa.
Ho-ho-ho, it's a lot
on that list, huh?
Okay, smile for the camera.
- Big picture. Smile.
- And off you go.
So, yeah, that's my band.
That's awesome.
Why would you keep that
from your dad?
I don't know, I..
I like music.
And I'm good at it.
But I just don't think
it's what my dad
had in mind for me.
I don't know. I'm just afraid
I'll disappoint him.
Well, I think your dad
will be proud of you.
I think your dad will be too.
[knocking on door]
Uh, sorry to bother you...
Not interested.
I'm here on behalf
of Mr. Wintergarden.
[instrumental music]
Are you okay?
Yes, I'm perfectly fine.
Uh, please, please, come in.
'Come in.'
Can I offer you a-a refreshment?
Some-some coffee?
Something stronger?
No, I'm, I'm working.
You were saying,
Mr. Wintergarden sent you.
Yes, I'm looking
for the lady of the house.
You found her.
Oh. Ignore him.
He showed up years ago,
and we can't get rid of him.
You know the Wintergarden's
are all about
helping out special animals
like this.
And he can't get rid of us.
We absolutely adore him.
[dog barking]
Don't take it personally.
He's, um, nervous
around strangers.
He came right up to me.
So, you were saying..
Yes, it is my privilege
to present to
Mrs. Jason Decker,
that is you, yes?
In the flesh.
And his daughter
Katherine Decker
two invitations
to the annual
Wintergarden Christmas Eve Gala.
Just five days away.
And a personal letter
to you and Katherine
from Mr. Wintergarden.
He remembers Katherine, then?
When he was reading
your e-mail his eyes lit up
like it was Christmas morning.
- Did they?
- They did.
And in the true spirit
of the season...
Yes, yes, true spirit,
that's wonderful.
There's just
the teensiest misunderstanding.
You see, I have two daughters.
And it wouldn't be Christmas
if I had to leave
the younger one here, alone.
I just have
the one daughter here.
It's just, my youngest daughter
is special.
Children are gifts.
Aren't they, though?
It's just this one is special.
Like the dog.
And it is a charity.
A Christmas charity.
Well, it has been
such a pleasure.
I am so looking forward to
helping the hippos and all that.
Hot Santa is so into you.
No, he's not.
And I think you're into him.
I am not.
I saw you guys today.
You were like laser beams
on each other.
- It's not like that.
- Ah..
He's just a good listener.
I started talking about my dad
and how he used to tell me..
If you could dream it,
you could be it?
Yeah. Oh, right there.
I don't know.
Just when we were talking today
he made me feel like
there could be
something more for me.
There will be, Kat.
You're extraordinary.
You just don't know it yet.
But you know who knows it?
Hot Santa.
Why are you so weird?
He knows it
and he wants to get it.
- No, he doesn't.
- And you wanna get it too.
You want some of that
hot sexy Santa.
Jingle bells jingle bells
jingle all the way
Yeah, have a good one, thanks.
Dude, I just booked
DJ Sock Puppet.
What? No!
That is crazy.
That is sick!
Yeah, things are, uh..
...really great right now.
What's goin' on with you?
You got that goofy smile
on your face.
Uh, no, it's nothing.
- Oh, it's a girl, isn't it?
- No, it's not.
- Com.. Yo!
- Well, yeah, maybe.
- Oh!
- No, no, no, no.
It is not like that.
It's just..
Dude, she's easy to talk to.
And, she made me look
at things a little differently.
- Oh, Dom is in love.
- No, he's not.
No, of course he isn't.
Of course, he is man.
Look at your face.
Yo, I wanna meet your boo.
Wait, d-does she have a sister?
It's not fair.
It's never, ever fair.
Calm down, darling.
Why does Kat get to go?
She doesn't even know
about the gala.
- It's pronounced gala.
- What?
I've been working
on my upper-class accent.
I didn't even get to work
on an accent.
There's no accent.
Pull it together.
I am way better than, Kat.
Dominic would never go
for a nothing like her.
I'm perfect for him.
He doesn't even know, Kat,
it's like..
You're right.
Wintergarden hasn't seen her
since she was
four years old.
Who's to say Kat hasn't
finally blossomed?
Joy, you will be
the new and improved Katherine.
Why can't I be the new
and improved Katherine?
- Please.
- Please.
And if there's any question,
you can just show him
the lovely snow globe
your daddy gave you.
Oh. Oh!
- Not a word of this.
- I shan't say a word.
- Mom, she stole my accent.
- There's no accent.
Girls, I'm finally starting
to feel the Christmas spirit.
Sing we joyous all together
Fa-la la-la laa-la la la la
That went... pretty well.
Please tell me
we're done for the night.
We're done for the night.
[instrumental music]
I'll be home..
It's not the holidays
without Chinese food.
Oh, hi.
You, uh, decorated without me.
Merry Christmas, Katherine.
Joy, no carbs for you.
You'll get fat.
Uh-uh-uh, no peeking.
I haven't wrapped your gift yet.
Feel free to eat with us
It is almost Christmas.
Um, long day.
Just save an eggroll for me.
[keyboard music]
Where's my snow globe, Bruno?
Where is it?
[instrumental music]
Bruno? Bruno?
You wanna go outside?
Bruno, where're you goin',
[Bruno growls]
Shh, Bruno, okay.
What's under there, Bruno?
What're you doing,
snooping in my room?
Uh, sorry, Bruno led me in here.
And if Bruno led you
into oncoming traffic
would you follow him there too?
Fingers crossed.
I said I was sorry.
Don't do it again.
'We respect your privacy, Kat.'
Is it too much to ask
that you respect ours?
Come on, Bruno.
[dramatic music]
It looks like..
I just need to ride this out
until I'm 18
and I can get away from them.
You deserve so much better.
- I have better.
- Oh..
- Thank you.
- I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Thanks for listening to me.
- Mm, always..
- Oh, uh..
- I'll come back.
- No, it's, it's okay.
Um, we're, we're all good.
Is everything alright?
Yeah, it will be.
I'm gonna go feed the reindeer.
- We don't have reindeer.
- We don't have reindeer.
Is there anything
I can help with?
No, it's fine.
Even your ears look sad.
[both chuckle]
I'm okay, I promise.
You know what?
What're you doing?
What-what is that?
This is an invite..
...to a party.
This is to
the Wintergarden Gala.
Th-this.. This is the biggest
event of the year. How..
How do you have this?
I know someone who knows
someone, you could say.
I don't understand, why,
why're you giving this to me?
Well, I just, I thought..
- Do you not wanna go?
- No, um..
I'm sorry, I just..
This is really generous and..
...I'm not used to..
I-I can't accept this.
Yes, you can. Alright?
It's a Christmas Eve party
there'll be music, animals
- Ah, cheese.
- He-he-he.
- Well, then..
- He-he-he.
Thank you.
[mellow music]
This is one of the nicest things
anyone has ever done for me.
This is crazy.
We can hang out together
after the show.
Because I just got hired to help
with the costumes at the gala.
- What?
- He-he-he.
Isla, that's amazing!
- Congratulations.
- Thank you.
Even the invite
smells like money.
I know.
Exactly, why I shouldn't go.
Hey, stop.
You have more of a right
to be there than anybody.
His charity literally stands
for everything you're about
animals and singing.
Okay, yeah, true.
But, I don't ' know.
Uh, th-the event is for like
a whole other world of people.
A world where you wear dresses
like that.
(Isla) You would
look amazing in that.
Not in this lifetime, though.
Who knows?
You're due for
a Christmas miracle.
I'd settle for a lock
on my door.
I mean, a miracle would
be better, I'm just saying.
(Kat) 'Oh, but seriously.
What I'm gonna wear?'
[instrumental music]
[indistinct chatter]
- Oh, why not?
- Maybe this one, come here.
Come tighten me, because
if I'm not gonna do this..
Obviously this one
makes you look fat.
Well, I'm not..
I hate every single dress.
[snickers] From the looks of the
dresses, they hate you, too.
Potatoes wear sacks
better than you.
Oh, kindness, Joy,
like your vlog.
I apologize.
You have the perfect figure
for a potato sack.
- Thank you.
- Welcome.
Whoa, what's goin' on here?
Well, she's going to find out
sooner or later.
We've been invited to
the Wintergarden Charity Gala.
- W-we have?
- No, no, no, no.
We have.
Oh, look at you, so sad.
Oh, oh, he-he-he.
Don't cry on the dresses,
they're not paid for yet.
- Oh!
- Kindness, ladies.
Poor girl. We only received
three tickets.
Although I did everything in my
power to try to get a fourth.
How did you get tickets?
Well, what do you think
I do all day?
Troll the internet
and wear spray tan.
You know speaking of tanning,
you could use some color.
- You like a fetus.
- So small, can't even talk.
I slave away for this family
trying to make ends meet.
- Well, my father...
- Your father..
You think traipsing
around the world
saving manatees,
feeds the family?
You're as pathetic as he was.
(Joy) 'This is a no.
I'm saying no to that one.'
'I already said to get this one
out of the house..'
Every year a special..
- Has anyone seen Kat?
- Oh..
Where you been? Get to work.
And every year
on Santa's list
I want to be with you
Well Santa saw..
(female #3)
'Aw. Okay, girl. Yeah!'
Get back to work.
I want to dance
with Father Christmas
I want to dance
with Father Christmas
Is it me or do one
of those kids smell like a...
He had a lump of coal
in his diaper?
- Heh.
- Yeah.
I appreciate Santa way more now
than I did when I was a kid.
Oh, hey, your, um,
you collar is a little wonky.
- Oh.
- No..
Here, I'll..
May I?
- Yeah.
- Okay, just..
- Thanks.
- You're welcome.
There we go.
I really feel like
we've met before?
I mean..
I know Mr. Mujiza has his rules,
...I'm gonna take off my beard.
- No, you're not.
- Yes, I am.
And you're gonna take off
your hat, your wig
and your cute little
elf ears.
No, no, I mean..
Yeah, I-I'd like you to take off
your whole thing.
The Santa bit,
not like everything.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Okay, rule number one
costumes equal magic.
Forget rule number one,
I want you to know
the real me.
And I wanna know
the real you.
Oh, God.
Wait, uh..
I took off mine.
Now you take off yours.
[instrumental music]
This is crazy.
[both chuckle]
- Mm..
- Oh, nice ears.
Be quiet.
- Okay. Now you.
- Alright.
Here goes nothing.
[mellow music]
Oh, my God.
You're Dominic Wintergarden.
- Okay, so you own all of...
- No, but..
My dad does. But hold on,
don't change the subject.
It's your turn.
I can't.
I, um, don't wanna get fired.
- Oh, come on.
- No, seriously.
You can't lose your job,
I can.
Okay, you're right.
- It's just...
- Okay, wait.
- Um..
- Yeah.
The gala,
wh-what about the gala?
You're gonna go, right?
Yeah, I was planning on it.
'Cause you're
Dominic Wintergarden, yeah.
What if we met there?
Like a blind date?
Yeah, like a, a blind date.
I wanna kiss you.
[music continues]
We're up!
Or we can be up later.
Oh, my God.
You're Dominic Wintergarden.
I'm gonna go..
...feed the reindeer.
What is happening?
Do you wanna be singin' elves
or toilet scrubbin' elves?
- 'On the stage now.'
- Mm.
I need to hear everything.
Come on.
[indistinct singing]
Oh, hi.
'Uh, sorry,
I-I didn't see you there.'
Hello, dear.
You seem happy.
Huh? No.
I'm, I'm not.
I'm not, not, um..
- Where is everyone?
- They're out.
It's just us girls.
- Are you okay, Deirdre?
- Mm-hm.
We never spend any
time together.
You're writing a new song.
Oh, it's nothing.
It's not nothing.
It's your dream, isn't it?
- N-no.
- Aren't dreams wonderful?
I used to have dreams.
Did you know that?
Um... no.
I was a beautiful dancer
when I was young.
I was going to be
a prima ballerina.
- Don't laugh at me.
- I'm not laughing.
I didn't always look like this.
I was a swan.
I had the best arabesque
in New Mexico.
And do you know what happened?
Bunions happened.
Ruining my beautiful
dancing feet. Look at them.
Oh, I'm so sorry, Deirdre.
And I'll tell you
something else, missy.
[dramatic music]
I was a true artist.
And I can still
recognize talent.
And you, my dear..
...don't have it. Heh.
So you should just keep
that little job at Santa Land
because that's all
you're ever going to be.
And this little song notebook,
well, you might as well burn it.
Because it will never be more
than a sad reminder
of your unfulfilled dreams.
Mom, Joy said I weigh
more than my I.Q.
You do.
She does.
I have a very slim I.Q.
Yes, you do, dear.
Yes, you do.
Lovely chatting with you.
[instrumental music]
[indistinct chatter]
What's with the face?
Deirdre reminded me
that I'll never amount
to anything more than
a minimum wage elf.
Your stepmom is a jealous
old crone.
She can bear the fact
that you have more talent
in your big toe than she
and her horrible
daughters combined.
- Thank you.
- And..
Did she happen to see
that elf hooking up with
Kat, he was falling
all over himself for you.
This is epic.
What did he say when he realized
you were a Starbucks girl?
He didn't.
He didn't recognize you?
I didn't take off my wig.
He probably would not have
even remembered you from that.
Everyone remembers me
from that, yeah.
Thanks to Joy, I'm viral.
I told him
I'll see him at the gala.
- Isla, I like him.
- Hm.
Like, I really,
really like him.
But when he finds out
that I'm sad little
Starbucks girl
who wears knock-off brands
and gets bullied
by her step-family, uh, I..
I don't know, he won't
ever wanna see me again.
Okay, first of all
you make knock-offs
look like couture.
And second,
once you turn 18
it's bye-bye bullies.
So let's stop moping.
Now, I brought you here
for a reason.
Mm, very mysterious.
I, as you know
am hopeless romantic.
And when I see a love garden
trying to blossom
I have to tend to its soil.
What are you talking about?
- I'm the gardener of love, Kat.
- Heh.
So, I really need you
to go to that gala
and get you that man.
Deirdre would never
let me go.
- Don't tell her.
- I have nothing to wear.
- Yeah.
- What are you doing?
- What are you doing?
- I'm just moving some coffee.
[chuckles] Okay.
You could not have bought the green dress.
It costs like a fortune.
I didn't buy it.
[dramatic music]
I made it.
No. No.
No crying.
You're gonna make me
start crying. Stop.
Hey. Ha-ha-ha.
- I love you.
- I love you!
You're gonna look
so good in it.
(male #1 over PA)
'Ho, ho, ho, it's time to go.'
'Santa Land is now closed.'
'But Santa and his elves
will be back tomorrow'
'for more Christmas cheers.'
- You haven't talked much.
- Who are you going with today?
Are you okay?
The fact we almost kissed.
Are you really gonna
make me wait two more days
until I see you
in your human form?
I am.
You are one mean elf.
[Dominic chuckles]
'Living on the edge, huh?'
So, how would your
girlfriend feel
'about our almost kiss?'
Come on.
You're Dominic Wintergarden.
Everyone knows you have, like,
a bunch of Insta-girlfirends.
- "Insta-girlfirends?"
- 'Yeah.'
Wow! Is that what people think?
People are pretty quick
to judge.
They always think
they know who I'm dating
who I'm friends with.
I don't even know
who I'm friends anymore.
That's tough.
I, um..
I guess I'm lucky
to have Isla.
Yeah. We should all
hang out together.
Yeah, we should.
Is it me
or just the holidays
'Cause I've been feeling
kinda strange
Maybe I'm just falling
like the snow
Warm blankets and mistletoe
Like something
I've been looking for
But maybe I'm just falling
like the snow
This isn't something
I would normally do
But I guess the season's
got me falling for you
I ask for all the toys
all the goodies
I left out all the treats
all the cookies for Santa
I wanted expensive things
and diamond rings
But Santa brought me
That was much more true
I sent all my wishes
in a letter
But the Santa he knew better
'Cause he brought me you
The North Pole
got my Christmas list
Told me I'm no longer
a little kid
So they're bringing me
something different this year
And I can't lie..
Santa's on his
sleigh tonight
He's out to spread
Some loving Christmas cheers
This isn't something
I would normally do
But I guess the season's
got me falling for you
I ask for all the toys
all the goodies
I left out all the treats
all the cookies for Santa
I wanted expensive things
and diamond rings
But Santa brought me
That was much more true
I sent all my wishes
in a letter
But the Santa he knew better
'Cause he brought me you
Santa brought me you-uu-u
Santa brought me
- You-u-u-u
- You-u-u-u
- You-u-u-u
- You-u-u-u
Santa brought me you
I sent all my wishes
in a letter
But the Santa he knew better
'Cause he brought me you
[instrumental music]
[Bruno whimpering]
Bruno, there' my boy.
I had an amazing
day today, Bruno.
I need some place
to hide this.
Some place safe.
You're such a smart dog.
They would never think
to look anywhere near your bed.
Good boy.
Good boy.
Good boy.
[birds chirping]
Good morning, Bruno.
Bruno, come on. Tsk-tsk.
Bruno, where are you?
(Deirdre) 'You've been lying to
us, Katherine'
Oh, you scared me.
Why are you holding Bruno?
And why are you up so early?
[Bruno whimpers]
You've upset mother.
[dramatic music]
Hi. Did you guys choreograph
this or something?
Seriously, why is everyone
dressed up?
So unfortunate really.
Just as we
were becoming friends.
What are you talking about?
- Can you give me my dog?
- First things first.
Joy, we're ready.
Oh, Kat..
...I love it.
Such a thoughtful gift.
I mean, it's a little plain
but I can fix that.
I think I'm going to name
my next vlog after you.
"The Joy of Christmas Giving."
That's my dress.
You have no right.
(Deirdre) Whine and cry.
Whine and cry.
Not really
the holiday spirit, is it?
'Girls, can you excuse us?'
I need to talk
to your stepsister.
I'm still waiting for my gift.
[Bruno whimpering]
I don't like being lied to.
That's my ticket.
Can.. Can I have it back?
Wait. Please, uh,
it was given to me.
Was it or did you steal it?
Look, I'm sorry.
It was wrong of me,
I should have told you.
Don't, please.
How does it hurt you
if I go to the gala?
You've hurt us by lying
and being deceitful
I know,
I-I'm-I'm so sorry, Deirdre.
But, please,
I never ask for anything.
- 'I want to go to the gala.'
- Oh, I'm sure you do.
But if you care
about your inheritance
you'll do exactly as I say.
It's all so silly really.
Did you think that
the Wintergardens would want you
at their gala. Heh-heh.
Look at you, all that earnest
scribbling in your notebook.
You're nothing but a dreamer.
Just like your father.
Those dishes won't clean
[dramatic music]
[cell phone buzzing]
- Hey.
- 'Good morning.'
Warm up that voice, you have
a holiday groom to get to.
I wasn't on the schedule.
(Isla) 'Don't worry.
I covered you at work.'
'Hey, hold on
to that pole, please.'
Isla, I need to tell you
I have to tell you something.
It's at the Wintergarden estate.
- 'Guys, hands to yourselves.'
- What?
Why would Dominic do that?
Because he's obsessed with you
and can't get enough
of your cute little elf ears.
'Hey, you're gonna be fine.'
'Plus, he probably just wants
to hang out.'
But if he does
want you to sing
you should do that
Christmas song you've been
working on
'cause it's amazing.
'You know the one
you sent me last week.'
It's just..
My steps just did
something awful.
Tell me about it later.
You're due at the estate in 20.
Sunday to Sunday
now you're taking..
(Jackson) So,
let-let me get this straight..
You're into this Santa Land girl
who you've never met.
Even though Skyler
'who can have anyone
she wants..'
- 'Anyone, dude.'
- 'Is obsessed with you.'
Yeah, that's right.
- Is she at least hot?
- Look, that's not the point.
Alright? I like her.
She's funny, she's smart she's...
She's a dog, isn't she?
What does he look like?
Uh, dude, he said,
it's not the point.
But, no, for real though,
w-what does she looks like?
I don't know.
Like a sort of adorable
little elf.
You're freaking me out, man.
And she's got one of the best
voices I've ever heard.
Well, you'd know, Simon Cowell.
[doorbell rings]
Okay, guys, she's here.
Don't be jerks, okay?
We'll be on our best behavior.
Guys, I'm serious.
Do not mess this up for me.
- Bring on the singer now.
- You're so mature, Noah.
Oh, are you jealous
of the singing elves gal?
- Heh.
- Yo, she so jealous.
- Hi
- Hi.
- Ho, ho, ho, holiday Gram.
- He-he-he.
You are amazing.
What are we doing here?
I mean, did you hire me
for a singing gram.
Yeah, I did.
I want you to come over and
I didn't know if you would, so..
Oh, so you're,
you're stalking me.
Come in.
Wow, you really take
Mr. McJesus costumes
little seriously, don't you?
I don't totally. Heh.
Come on.
This is beautiful.
Yeah, thanks.
Hey, I, um, I need
to tell you something
about my invitation.
Um, you have company.
I wanna introduce you
to my friends.
This is Noah.
This is Jackson.
This is Ashley.
And that's Skyler.
Guys... this is Kat.
- Whaddup?
- Hi.
So are you gonna sing
or something?
- No, she is not here to sing..
- Oh, no.
Oh, why not? Dominic keeps
telling us
how amazing you are.
Um, I think
I should probably go.
Hey, hey, hey. Sky, Sky,
you're scaring her.
Don't be scared, elfy.
I'll sing with you.
Wait, honestly, man,
it's not even funny.
I-I need to get
in character here.
- 'Jackson, stop!'
- 'Give me the hat.'
- Oh, no. Uh, no.
- Do, do you mind?
- No, no, no. Stop.
- 'What the hell happened?'
- What did you do, Jackson?
- 'I didn't even touch her.'
- Are you okay?
- Wait, hold up.
Wait, I know you.
Wait, isn't she a meme?
Yo! The Starbucks girl.
Whaddup, girl?
(Skylar) 'It is her.
I'd recognize her if she's anywhere.'
Cover your Prada, everyone?
- Just stop.
- Well, shut up, Jackson!
- You too, Skylar.
- Dude, relax, I'm joking.
- Oh, this ain't good.
- Oh, Ka-Kat!
Why are you like this?
Please, I'm so sorry, alright?
I just wanted you to meet them.
I bet you did.
It must be fun playing
rich people games.
- Humiliating someone like me.
- Kat, no.
- It's not like that.
- 'I bet they loved it.'
Dominic Wintergarden hanging out
with poor little elfy,
and her knock-off shoes.
God, I thought
you liked me.
Wait, what-what-what
are you talking about?
No, I do like you.
I just..
Look, I wanted you
to meet my friends.
Well, I met them.
You can keep them.
Just stay away from me, Dominic.
I mean it.
[instrumental music]
When you get high
You must come down
I sleep like a child..
Do you think
I overreacted, Bruno?
Yeah, I do, too.
Where do I go
Christmas time
(Mr. Wintergarden)
'What do you think?'
Should I go with light-hearted
Christmas plaid
or should I just do a tux?
I don't know.
Whatever you think.
What's going on?
You're not looking forward
to t-tomorrow.
Yeah. Sure.
Alright, come on, talk to me.
Dad, I messed up.
- It's a girl.
- I think it's the girl.
It's the one you work with,
isn't it?
Dad, she's amazing.
- What's that you got?
- Oh, um..
This is her song writing book.
She, uh, left it
when she ran out today.
She is the most
talented person I've ever met.
She's smart, she's gorgeous.
And, dad, she liked me
before she knew
I was a Wintergarden.
I totally blew it.
You know what?
I don't buy that.
Whatever happened,
we can fix it.
I don't think
even you can fix this one.
[instrumental music]
It's like a week in Ibiza.
You look like
an Oompa Loompa.
Ugh. Where's that horrible
snow globe?
- It's in my bag.
- Don't forget it.
- Give me this.
- No. I had it first.
It doesn't matter what you wear.
No one's gonna be looking
at you anyway.
- Don't step on..
- It's mine.
You have to earn tiaras.
Well, look who decided
to show up.
You know some of us have
a gala to attend?
Mom, that's my accent!
You need to put
all that away.
I don't want you tainting us
with your bad energy.
- How can I help you?
- Zipper my dress.
'I'm waiting.'
Um, it's not really working
because of all the stuff
you added.
- 'Forget it, we need to go.'
- Make it work.
Kat, have fun tonight.
I've left you a list
of a few things to do.
The living room, the laundry,
the dishes, the bathroom...
Grace, get the tickets,
I almost forgot.
'You can finish the Chinese food
from last week.'
Enjoy little you time.
- Oh, my bag.
- I got it.
It's okay.
[dramatic music]
- That's my snow globe.
- No, it isn't.
- Yes, it is.
- No.
You stole it from my room?
Now, Katherine, your sister
was just admiring it.
Why would you take it?
You guys all knew how crazy
I was going looking for it.
You lied to me.
- Give it back.
- No! No! Stop it! Ow!
Why the Grinch.
An ugly mean little Grinch.
- Ow, I just wanted to see it!
- Give it to me!
All of this for
a worthless trinket.
- Stop it!
- It's not worthless to me.
[Kat gasping]
All because you couldn't share.
Clean it up.
Now it is worthless.
Oh, dad.
What am I supposed to do?
Bruno, it's been
a really bad day.
[Bruno barking]
Bruno, what is it?
Bruno? What is this?
"Deirdre and Katherine Decker."
"I look forward to seeing
the two of you at the gala."
You know what, Bruno?
They can take my money.
They can take my time
they can even take
my green dress.
But they can't take my name.
Come on, Bruno.
We've got a gala to go to.
[indistinct chatter]
Pull it together, girls.
We deserve this.
- Well... I deserve this.
- Mother.
I absolutely
must find Dominic.
There's no accent, Joy.
And we must find
Mr. Wintergarden.
Oh, I found him.
Oh, hello, Mr. Wintergarden
I'm charming to meet you.
Mom, I get to do the accent.
Trust me, Wintergarden
won't be wearing a scarf.
And nobody's doing an accent.
- Isla, are you sure?
- It's the perfect plan.
Come on, I'll just walk you in
with the performers
then you head into the party
and find Dominic
and Mr. Wintergarden.
Clear your name,
arrest the steps
for impersonating you
and then we all have ourselves
a merry old Christmas.
Yeah, you make it sound
so easy.
And why am I
in my elf gear?
Isn't that gonna
make me stand out?
Ah, I don't think you need
to worry about standing out.
- Heh-heh. Yeah.
- Oh!
Charming to meet you.
Charming to meet you.
Oh, is that shrimp?
- Oh, mom.
- Huh!
There he is.
'Claws out, pussy cats.'
Time to go for the kill.
I would recognize you anywhere
my dear, dear
Mr. Wintergarden.
But I guess
you wouldn't recognize me.
I'm sorry.
Do we know each other?
Well, you could say
we're family.
- Uh, yeah.
- Charming.
I'm charming to meet you.
No, I'm charming to meet you.
I-I'm sorry I don't follow,
are you friends of Dominic's?
Well, if I were naughty
I'd say I'm his future
- Don't be wicked, mother.
- Or rather.
You know what,
perhaps you could start again.
- I'm Terrence Wintergarden.
- It's Deirdre.
- Deirdre Decker, Jason's widow.
- Oh, for God's sake.
And I think you might remember
this gorgeous girl, Terry.
May I call you Terry?
This is Katherine.
- Jason's beautiful daughter.
- Oh, my God.
I'm so sorry, I really didn't
recognize you. Look at you.
You, you're so tall and,
and you've got red hair.
We can dye it brown.
Uh, weren't your eyes brown?
Uh, contacts, teenagers
these days always wanting
to change their looks.
Don't suppose
you recognize me?
- I do.
- No, you don't.
No, dear, you don't.
Uh, this is Grace,
my youngest.
Very nice to meet you, Grace.
I'm charming, Your Highness.
Y-Yes, you are charming,
and I'm not a Highness.
But, Katherine, please,
tell me everything.
Uh, I have so many fond memories
of you and your father.
Do you remember
any of those times?
Uh, Kat, honey, why don't you
tell Mr. Wintergarden
all the facts about daddy
that you love?
- Mm-hm?
- Right. Right. Right.
- Did you know Jason Decker...
- No, there's no accent, dear.
We travel so often she sometimes
slips in through an accent.
Oh, rather.
- Anyway, did you know Jason...
- Daddy.
Oh, uh, daddy
traveled to the Earth's
most remote locations
to care for people in high risk,
high altitude situations
'but this American doctor
didn't just save lives.'
- Decker...
- Daddy.
Daddy, was also
a keen photographer
who took a stunning pictures
depicting everything
from the light,
hitting an Antarctic iceberg
to the misty Tanzawa
mountain range in Japan.
Well, you know your facts.
I suppose you
miss him terribly?
- Yes.
- Mm.
Yes, dad, yes.
I miss him.
Also in addition to exploring
some of the harshest topography
in the world
Dec-daddy, yes, I know, daddy
was also credited
with helping shift
the Animal Rights movement
to a more utilitarian focus
including a focus
on chicken.
- That's enough, dear. Please.
- Chicken..
Please, Terry, continue.
Uh, I, um..
I just want to say that I, uh
I became very close
with your father.
As he did with you.
And-and you know, it breaks
my heart when I heard that..
- I..
- Oh, shut up. It's Dominic.
- Hey, dad.
- Hey, Nick.
- What's up, Mr. T?
- Hey, Noah.
Nick, this is, uh,
Mrs. Decker.
- Deirdre.
- Deirdre.
Uh, that's Jason's wife
and her daughters,
Grace and Katherine.
Call me Kat.
Wow, you're the second Kat
I've met this month.
I actually invited
my Kat tonight
but I don't think
that is happening.
So now we're backstage,
when the performers go on
you follow one of the waiters
into the party.
- Easy-peasy.
- Yeah. Piece of cake.
- Mm-hm. Come on.
- Oh, God.
I don't know if you remember,
but you played together
when you're
four or five years old?
You know I, I think I remember
playing doctor with you
maybe we should
play that game again.
- No, I'm not sick.
- I am.
[clearing throat]
Got a, got a little
I'll make an appointment,
[indistinct chatter]
Whoo! Hold up.
Uh, who are you?
- Um, I'm a singer.
- Look, she's late.
- It's who she is.
- Uh, what? Right now?
- Okay. Follow them.
- Okay.
- Hey!
- Mm.
'Where do you think
you're going?'
I have to go talk
to Mr. Wintergarden.
Well, there's no performers
allowed out front.
And I don't have my ears.
Get ears!
I need ears here now.
But do it on stage
because we are ready to go.
You sure we've never met?
'Cause you look so familiar.
Oh, no, but giant pandas
are an extinct species.
Um, dung beetles are not, they
eat the feces of other animal..
(Deirdre) Another fascinating
tit-bit she learned from daddy.
Oh, isn't the show
about to start?
Uh, everyone?
(female #4)
'One minute to curtain!'
You-you have to
get me out of here.
I can't be on that stage
when the curtain goes up.
I don't know what I'm doing
and if the steps see me
it'll all be over.
Okay, okay, just follow me,
follow me.
- Um..
- No. No, no.
All elves start onstage.
Sorry, onstage. Go.
- I'm sorry.
- Curtain's up in 10 seconds!
Uh, sorry, sorry.
[instrumental music]
[crowd gasping]
[instrumental music]
Oh, sorry. Oh!
- Mom, isn't that Kat?
- You stay here.
Keep them occupied.
Do not let them leave.
Forgive me, Terry,
I have to tinkle.
Look at us,
just one big happy family, hm?
Dad, I gotta go do something.
I'll catch you later.
Wha.. Dominic, wait!
No, uh, wait.
Dominic, I'm coming.
There you are.
I've been looking
everywhere for you.
- Skylar, I'll catch you later.
- What's your hurry?
I think I saw some
mistletoe around here.
Yeah? Hey, Jackson,
you just go find it.
Is this about
that little elf girl?
You can't be serious, Nicky.
She's an elf.
She's nowhere near my league.
You're right, she's not.
But Skylar,
you can always dream.
[instrumental music]
- What are you doing?
- I-I'm losing my grip.
Don't let go.
[indistinct chatter]
Oh, I am so, so sorry.
You're right,
I-I've done enough. Oh!
That was terrible.
Oh, it was really bad.
- It was really bad, wasn't it?
- You were fine.
But did you see
what your stepsister
did to my dress?
She's an animal.
Okay, I need to get out of here.
Stop, right now.
You are gonna go on
for the Snow Queen.
What? Uh, why me?
Well, because the original
Snow Queen is unconscious
and you made her that way.
Oh, that's very bad.
I'm so, so sorry.
You're a singer, right?
Oh, I, I can't. I..
I won't be able
to fit into the costume.
I have something for you.
I made it after you told me
what the steps did
and it's gonna
make that green dress
look like a dish towel.
Isla, this is insane.
No, this is
your Christmas miracle.
You got this, Kat.
Your music deserves
to be heard.
- She's gonna do it.
- Great.
- We need a dresser here!
- Uh, um..
No, no, no.
Just like a holiday grim.
Just like you're singing
to a family.
A family of hundreds
of people.
- Isla!
- I'll give 'em your track.
Oh, ma'am, sorry,
authorized personnel only.
I'm a VIP.
Where are you, Kat?
I know you're in here somewhere.
Aren't you little old
to be an elf?
- Come on out.
- Hey!
- I'll destroy you.
- What are you doing here?
Oh, I'm a patron of the arts.
I just, I saw an elf...
Excuse me.
I don't think so.
Don't you know who I am?
[Dominic sighs]
It's you.
It's me.
You made it.
You did too.
Well, it is my party.
No, I-I know.
Um, I just meant..
I was afraid I was
never gonna see you again.
I'm so sorry.
I tried to find you, but I..
[sighs] I didn't even
know your last name.
No, I'm so sorry,
I-I'm so sorry
I-I ruined your show.
I wanted to find you and it was
the only way to get in.
Uh, the ticket
might have been easier.
I tried to tell you,
my stepmother burned it.
- What? Who's your stepmother?
- 'Hey!'
How dare you make a mockery
of Terry's gala?
- This would be her.
- Get off!
- Wait..
- I'm so sorry, Dominic.
- You guys know each other?
- You know this party crasher?
Hi, mom!
[clearing throat]
[indistinct chatter]
I hate to interrupt
this little reunion
but we've got a show to do.
- I-I can't do this.
- Yes, you can.
You left your songbook
at my house.
Your dad was right.
You dreamed it..
...now go be it.
Uh, Dominic,
I, I hate to disagree...
Alright, well, don't.
We'll deal with this later.
...you got this.
[instrumental music]
Alright, people, please.
Come on.
'Here's her music.'
[instrumental music]
It's that time
of year again
A time that
I don't understand
Wishin' I wasn't afraid
Come so close
What's this holiday about
All this time
I've been hiding out
Wondering if I'll ever know
Tell me now
'cause I don't understand
Help me out
'cause I don't get it yet
This isn't how
it's supposed to be
I wanna know
what Christmas really means
All the love and joy
I wanna see
'Cause it's always
lost on me
So tell me why does everybody
love Christmas
Why do we keep waiting up
for Santa
Tell me why we're falling
for each other every season
Tell me why does everybody
love Christmas
Why does everybody
love Christmas
My Christmas' spirit
almost gone
And suddenly you came along
It's when I
finally understood
Even when I feel alone
I'm with you
when I'm home
Finally feels
like Christmas should
Now I think
I think I understand
You help me out
and now I'm getting it
You show me
how it's supposed to be
Now I know
what Christmas really means
All the love and joy
I got to see
Now it's never lost on me
Now I know why
Everybody loves Christmas
Why we keep waiting up
for Santa
I know why we're falling
for each other it's the season
I know why everybody
loves Christmas
Why everybody
loves Christmas
Why we keep waiting up
for Santa
I know why we're falling
for each other it's the season
I know why
everybody loves Christmas
[indistinct chatter]
[Dominic chuckles]
That was beautiful.
Thank you.
I want you to meet someone.
Dad, this is Kat.
The girl from Santa Land
I was telling you about.
Kay, you were remarkable.
Hey, Kat.
Right, uh, Kat this is Kat.
[chuckles] That's so weird.
Isn't that weird, mom?
Her name isn't Kat, it's Joy.
She's my stepsister.
And that's Grace.
And this is my stepmother,
She scammed her way in here
to try to take advantage of you.
I'm Katherine Decker.
I hate to do this to you, Joy,
- What?
- Not you, Katherine. Her.
Excuse me.
Uh, may I..
'There's only two these
in the world.'
- I know.
- I have the other one.
My father brought it back
from the North Pole.
He and his friend Terry
found them on their expedition.
I'm so sorry that I lost touch
with your father.
He was a true friend
and an extraordinary man.
You know, he didn't care
about me being a billionaire.
Is that billion with a 'B?'
- So, you're Terry?
- And you're Jason's Katherine.
And there are those
beautiful brown eyes.
You know, Terry,
I can explain...
- Please, stop talking.
- No, no. Listen. listen.
This is just a huge
I was trying to protect
Katherine from any more pain.
I've spent my life
trying to protect her.
Like you protected her here.
The joy of kindness walked right
into this humiliating situation.
- Fake news.
- Shut up, Joy.
Well, this has been
a lovely reunion.
But Kat has to get back
to her real life now.
Her-her father, I'm in charge
of her inheritance.
And, well,
Kat had so many expenses.
So you see..
...there's nothing left
for you to inherit.
I guess it's a good thing
I'm a billionaire.
And that is billion
with a 'B.'
You know, Kat,
I can't guarantee that
you're gonna be
a famous songwriter
but I can guarantee that
you'll have a chance
to chase your dreams.
Don't worry about
expenses anymore.
It's the least I can do
for your dad.
First of all,
I think you're gonna need
an apartment for yourself.
Lord knows you're
gonna wanna move.
- I-I don't know what to say.
- Say yes. Um-hm.
Um, yes, yes, yes.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
- And Deirdre?
- Yes, Terry..
Mr. Wintergarden, s-sir.
I think it's time
for you and your girls
'Grace and Joy, is it?'
- My name is Katherine Decker.
- Oh, shut up, Joy.
I think it's time you leave.
- Scott?
- Yes, sir.
Would you please escort
these ladies to the door?
- With pleasure.
- Thank you so much.
Charmed, Your Highness.
(Deirdre) 'Get your hands off of me.
You'll live to regret this.'
Oh, hey, what's up, dog?
- Oh!
- Keep moving. Keep moving.
- This party's beneath me.
- Leaving so soon?
Kat, I am so sorry
about what happened.
My friends were such jerks
and I didn't do anything
and I promise that will
never happen again.
No, I am so sorry.
I completely overreacted.
I just thought
that someone like you
might not be interested
in someone like me.
Someone like you?
You mean, funny, kind
talented, gorgeous?
- Someone like that?
- Yeah.
Yeah. I'm interested.
Really, really interested.
Are you interested?
Yeah, I'm really interested.
[instrumental music]
- "DJ Sockpuppet?"
- "DJ Sockpuppet?"
- Wait, dad?
- Mm.
Come on, you didn't think
I knew about your bands?
Son, you have an excellent ear
for talent.
You're gonna make
a great manager.
Wait, how did you..
How did you get them?
Eh, it's what I do.
You know what,
I may be distracted
from time to time..
...but you'll always come first.
Come here.
Go on, go talk
to your girl.
Thanks, dad.
Oh, and, uh, we have
another family tradition.
Every year we get
to choose a girl
to dance with at the gala.
And rumor has it..
...they fall in love.
You just made that up right now,
didn't you?
Traditions gotta start
Let's go.
(Katherine) Once upon a
time, there was a girl
who loved Christmas.
She wrote songs so beautiful
that can make you cry
or fall in love.
She sang without any fear
from her heart.
With true friends and family
and amazing boyfriend
her future was filled
with possibilities.
And that girl..
...is me.
The past it is behind us
The future is the ocean wide
I'll look for you in forests
I'll look for you
in cityscapes
Let's build ourselves
a fortress
Made out of lines
and awkward shapes
It's deep as clay
It's wide as blood
through microscopes
It's far as fate
It's close
as galaxies beyond
I'll find you in the forests
I'll find you
in the ocean waves
Let's build ourselves
a fortress
Made out of stones
we find in caves
[instrumental music]
When you get high
You must come down
I sleep like a child
When I'm homebound
Where do I go
Christmas town
Circle the fire
Make you seed
on the ground
Throw your code in apart
Don't you make a sound
Where do we go
Christmas town