Christmas in the City (2013) Movie Script

- We wish you
a merry Christmas
we wish you
a merry Christmas
we wish you
a merry Christmas
and a happy new year
glad tidings we bring
to you and your kin
glad tidings for Christmas
and a happy new year
- Mommy?
- yeah?
- Can you take me to skating
After school today?
- Ooh, that sounds like
a fun treat.
Sure, we can do that.
Okay, so you have your lunch,
and your Christmas project is
in your backpack.
And don't forget
to remind Mrs. George
that I'm free to volunteer
for the Christmas party.
- Okay, mommy.
- Okay.
- Hello, Mr. Henderson.
- Morning, Grace.
Morning, Wendy.
- Hi.
- My mom just got a new haircut.
Doesn't she look pretty?
- Why, yes, she does, Grace.
Very lovely.
- Thank you, Bob.
- Okay, have a good day today,
and I'll pick you up
after school
and we'll go ice skating.
- Okay, mommy.
- I love you.
- Love you too.
- Glad tidings we bring
to you and your kin
- Bye.
- Glad tidings of Christmas
and a happy new year
Hello, Santa.
Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas!
- Wow, Jane, Christmas is here!
Look at you go!
Hello, Charles.
Thank you. Merry Christmas.
- Hi.
- And I hear his own mother
knows where he is.
Which is not surprising,
since he has never tried
to contact Wendy
or his own daughter.
I gotta go.
- Hi.
- hi. I'll see you later.
You tell Angie congratulations
for me,
and I will see you
at bridge on Friday.
That was just Helen
telling me how well
Angie's been doing.
- I bet she was.
- She just got the lead
in a Christmas musical.
- I know. A Christmas Carol.
- Isn't it fantastic?
- It is fantastic.
- Well, I think that you ought
to give her a phone call
and congratulate her
'cause I know
that she would love
to hear from you.
- What?
- You'll call her?
- Okay, I'll call her.
- Okay. all righty, then,
if you're gonna
hold down the fort,
then I'm gonna go get
some butter for my shortbread.
- Go, Gracie!
I love that little kick.
- Whoo!
- wow.
- Oh, I wish dad could see this.
She is amazing, and graceful.
She did not get that from me.
- Oh, you did all right
with your father.
- Yeah, when he held me up.
- So when were you gonna
tell me?
- Tell you what?
- Ed's been our banker
for 20 years.
They sent a letter to the house.
- Okay, listen, I have a plan.
If we refinance the house
and we take out a loan,
I won't have to borrow
from Grace's college fund.
- No, Wendy, it's time.
It's been six years since Stuart
left you here pregnant,
and not a word since.
So it's time that you started
living your life with Grace.
I don't mean staying around here
trying to keep
your father's store afloat.
I mean really living.
- Mom, I can't just
up and leave.
Grace is in school.
- She's in kindergarten, Wendy.
What's she gonna miss?
Besides, she'll be happy
as long as she's with you.
- Wait.
So what, you're just
gonna stay here
and run the store by yourself?
- Don't you worry about me.
I'll be fine.
Wendy, I know how much
your father meant to you.
But the store...
Can't keep him alive forever.
Oh! Grace!
- Okay, let's get you snug
as a frog in a bog.
- Mommy, do you ever get sad?
- About what, sweetie?
- About not being married,
like the other mommies.
How could I ever be sad
when I have you?
Christmas is three weeks away.
How would you like to go
on a big adventure?
- Yeah.
- to the city.
And we'll be back by Christmas.
- Mm-hmm.
- okay.
You sleep now, and I'll tell you
all about it at breakfast.
Say good night, Gracie.
- Good night, Gracie.
- I just need a little bit
more money.
- Well, the store I work at
is hiring for the holidays.
- Okay, that's amazing.
So give me your address,
and we'll just take the bus?
- Oh, I can't believe it.
I'm just so excited.
You're coming to the city!
- Me too.
Hey, Angie, congratulations
again on your show.
- Aw, thank you, sweetie.
I'll see you soon.
- Okay. bye.
- Bye.
I'll go, dad,
and when I get back,
I promise I'll have the money
to save the store.
- There's one, mom.
- Good.
- Off-duty, lady. Sorry.
- Mommy, look. There's Santa.
- Oh, yeah. Here you go. Oh!
Here you go. Sorry. Come on.
- Merry Christmas.
340. we did it.
What do you want?
- Excuse me. Sorry... oh!
- There you are!
I heard the buzzer but my
entry buzzer's been broken.
- Hi.
- look at you, Grace.
- Angie!
- you're so big!
Come in, come in, come in.
Get you warm.
I got that. I'll take that.
With so many cabs in the city,
you'd think it'd be easy
to catch one,
but it's almost like
they ignore you.
Sometimes I've practically had
to throw myself
in front of one.
All right, here we are.
Home sweet home.
- Ooh...
- isn't it great.
It's so much bigger
than my last apartment.
- Wow, I love it.
- And it has a bath,
not just a shower.
- Great.
- Where's your Christmas tree?
- Oh, I don't have one.
Trying to preserve
the environment.
- No tree?
- You two will shack up
- in the bedroom.
- Hooray!
- Wait, no, we can't take
your bedroom.
- Well, I just bought
this pull-out couch,
and I have been dying
to try it out,
- so I insist.
- Are you sure?
'Cause we don't want
to put you out.
- I am so thrilled to have
someone from back home!
And the best part is
you get to see me
in my new musical.
- Ooh.
- you're gonna come, right?
- Of course we're coming.
- Are you famous, Angie?
- Oh, not yet.
First thing tomorrow,
I'm taking you over
to wolman's...
You know, the store
I've been working at?
They're always looking
for temp employees
during the holidays.
You'd be perfect.
- Thank you so much.
I really appreciate it.
- Shoot, I gotta go.
I have rehearsal in 20 minutes.
- Oh.
- Here are places that
I like to order from.
You two settle in, and I will
be back later.
- Okay, Grace?
- Bye, Angie.
- I'm so glad you're here.
- Thank you.
- Bye. Love you.
- Why is having a Christmas tree
bad for the environment?
- People don't want to
chop down trees anymore,
so they're just getting
fake ones.
- I still like the real ones.
- Me too.
Get outta here!
- I miss grandma.
- I do too.
But you know what?
We're gonna see her really soon.
- Christmas. promise.
- Hmm.
- So tell me about this company.
I mean, I know that they're,
like, super famous.
- Well, they've been around
for, like, 50 years,
owned by Harry wolman himself.
Although his nephew pretty much
manages the store now.
- Got it.
- Harry comes around
every now and again
to make the rounds.
- Grace! look at this!
- Whoa.
- All right, we're gonna go
right through here,
and then I will take you
to human resources.
- We wish you
a merry Christmas
we wish you
a merry Christmas
- Cool, huh?
- Yeah.
- And a happy new year
good tidings we bring
to you and your kin
good tidings for Christmas
- Oh, hi.
- And a happy new year
we all know that
Santa's coming
we all know that
Santa's coming
we all know that
Santa's coming
and soon will be here
good tidings we bring
to you and your kin
- A piano.
- Whoa.
- Oh, and look
at all these presents.
The lights,
with all the decorations.
We all know that
Santa's coming
and soon will be here
good tidings we bring
to you and your kin
good tidings for Christmas
and a happy new year
- Whoa!
- hey.
- It's blocking the merchandise.
- Get rid of it.
- Yeah, boss.
- That's teanna,
or as I call her, Cruella.
The shop hired her
to fix things.
Apparently, she's like this
new, young marketing genius.
- Let's go upstairs.
- Whoa.
- I love this store, Angie.
- Wanna go see toys?
- Yeah!
- And this is my department.
- Look, it's Santa.
- Wait here, I'm gonna
go clock in.
- Okay.
- hello there, young lady.
Come on up.
And what can we do for you?
Merry Christmas!
- What's that over there?
That's awesome.
Thank you, Santa.
- There you go.
- I told Santa my wish list,
but I'm still sending him
a letter.
Oh, and don't worry,
he said he knows
what your wish is.
- Oh, he did, did he?
Where is Angie?
- All right, have fun
looking around.
Is there something
I can help you with?
- Oh, no, that's okay.
I'm just looking for my friend.
She was gonna take me
to human resources
to help me get a holiday job.
- Great.
We can always use
extra hands at Christmas.
- Oh, you work here?
- You could say that.
- I'm Tom.
- Oh, I'm Wendy.
- And I'm Grace.
- It is nice to meet you, Grace.
Is this your mom?
- Isn't she pretty?
- Okay...
So do you have any
retail sales experience?
- Yes. I've been running
my dad's shop back at home
for the last five years,
but it's nothing like this.
This place is amazing
with the decorations
and the music.
Hey, how did they do
that thing with the snow
in the front window?
- Some kind of massive fan,
I think.
Uh, so can you start right away?
- Excuse me?
- Mr. wolman.
- Hi, Angie.
- Hi.
- wolman?
As in wolman wolman?
- Tom gave mommy a job.
- That's great.
- It's great for us.
It's not every day
we get someone as enthusiastic
as Wendy is.
Since you guys know each other,
why don't you start working
here in the toy department.
- Now?
- If you can. We have a day care
if you need it.
- Yes, I can start today,
and yes, I need day care.
Thank you, Mr. wolman.
- Thank you.
Angie, do you mind
showing her h.R.
So she can get started
on paperwork?
Oh, and show her day care
on the way.
- Absolutely. thanks.
- Measure her.
- Yeah, boss.
- Measure her?
- We're gonna have to
completely restock
all of these toys.
I need the highest-priced toys
to be
on the children's eye level...
- 52.
- And the cheapest to be
far above and below.
- Teanna, we always
stock the shelves
so the kids have access
to the most popular toys,
not the most expensive.
- And you wonder why
the board hired me
to increase sales.
- Mommy, is she a witch?
- No. shh!
- What are you all gaping at?
Get to work!
I'll see you
at our meeting later.
- Bruno!
- huh?
Hey, kid. Here, catch this.
- Huh?
- boss, comin'.
- Excuse me.
- Let's go to day care.
- I'll show you where it is.
- Come on, baby.
- Ooh!
- Wow. this is awesome.
Okay, listen, I will be
right upstairs if you need me,
and we can even
have lunch together.
- Look, mommy,
our very own Christmas tree.
And we get to make
popcorn garlands.
- Yeah. bye.
I love you.
- I love you too, mommy.
- Okay.
- You have your nametag.
- Yep.
- All right,
you'll have two breaks
and a lunch hour,
and there's a fridge
and a microwave
in the employee room
if you need it.
- This place is legit.
- It really is.
We're really lucky.
Harry woman really takes care
of his employees.
We even get a Christmas bonus.
- Wait, I get a Christmas bonus?
- No, I'm only planning
on being here
until Christmas, though.
- Yeah, well, everyone gets one.
It's like their gift
to all the employees
who work at the store.
- That is amazing.
- Last year, I was able
to send my mom to the spa
for her birthday because of it.
- Oh, believe me, I heard
all about the spa trip.
- I'm a mama's girl.
- Yeah, you are.
- Seriously, this is the most
family-oriented place
you'll ever want to work.
They even support my
musical theater career.
- How?
- you'll see.
- Wait.
- Let's go stock some shelves.
- Okay.
- And I'll teach you how
to work the register, okay?
- Okay.
- Toyland
little girl and boy land
while you dwell within it
you are ever happy then
childhood's joy land
mystic merry joy land
once you pass its borders
- Ugh. This is awful.
We need better music.
- Never be the same again
- Whoo!
- Thank you. Mwah!
- You want to show me something?
This is the one you want, right?
- Yeah.
- okay.
- Whoa!
- oh!
- Oh, my gosh. I almost fell.
- Don't want to have
to fill out an incident report
on your first day.
- Thank you, Mr. wolman.
- Please, it's Tom.
- Tom.
- I'll see you soon.
- Okay.
Here you go, buddy.
Merry Chris... aw.
Merry Christmas.
- You gotta get with it,
you gotta get with it
you gotta get with it
hunky Santa
you gotta get with it,
you gotta get with it
you gotta get with it
hunky Santa
you wanna be cool
with the kids at school?
- Nice.
- Hunky Santa will be
in the store
you gotta get with it
- Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
That is not like any
Christmas Carol
I have ever known!
Oh, we have
our very own Wendy carroll
right here in the store
right now.
- That's right.
- Nick.
- Oh.
- It's a pleasure.
This is a shame.
Lately, people have forgotten
that Christmas is not
about getting,
it's about giving.
Last year, I barely kept
the spirit alive
when I was visiting
a store in Canada.
- Oh, so you work in other
stores besides this one?
- I like to spread the joy
somewhere different every year.
Last year, I was in Vancouver.
The year before that,
I was in Moscow.
- Oh, wow, Moscow?
- I know! I know!
It was cold. So cold!
Colder than the north pole,
I'll tell you.
Oh, my, I... I'd better get back.
- Oh.
- I am so glad that you
still have the spirit, Wendy.
- Hi, Santa.
- Excuse me.
Merry Christmas, kids.
- Are you sure about teanna,
uncle Harry?
Have you seen her, and that
Minion she always has with her?
I know she's supposed to be
some marketing whiz kid,
and I'd be happy if she could
turn things around,
it's just... she walks around
like she owns the place.
- Wasn't my decision
to hire her.
The board insisted.
We have to give them something.
Let's just see what she brings.
Have no fear, teanna's here.
- Teanna, I have some concerns.
- Put all of your worries
to rest.
Although my reputation
speaks for itself.
Now, I've already started
to implement
phase one of my plan.
But phase two,
which I like to call
trimming the fat, I propose
we scrap the employee
Christmas bonuses.
- Excuse me?
My uncle is not
ebenezer scrooge.
This is a family company,
and we treat all
of our employees as if they were
part of the family.
To cheat them at Christmas...
- The employee bonuses stay.
- Fine. the day care, then.
Another frivolous cost,
which obviously needs
to be done away with.
- The day care is hardly
a frivolous cost.
Do you know how many
of our staff rely on it
to be able to come to work?
- Well, I'm sorry.
If you can't afford them,
then don't have them
- the day care also stays.
Mr. wolman,
with all due respect,
the board of directors hired me
to raise your sales figures.
And I highly doubt
that they'd be pleased
to hear about any resistance
I'm getting
trying to save their investment.
- We'll cut the day care cost
in half.
- Agreed?
- agreed.
We'll see the first
preliminary numbers by Friday.
- What about this investor
you promised us
would come on board?
Without him, I don't see
how even you can
get us into the black.
- Don't worry about that.
Moore's money is as good
as in the bank.
Now, Mr. wolman,
you take care of yourself,
and I will take good care
of your company.
- Thank you, teanna.
- Thank you, teanna.
Let's go, uncle Harry.
- Get me Ken on the phone.
- On it.
Here you go, boss.
- Teanna, how are things
at the old relic?
- Better, now that I'm here.
I was wondering if you'd
made a decision
about my lucrative
investment opportunity.
- About that,
the offer's changed.
Replace the old man,
and the money's in the bank.
- Got it?
- Of course, Ken.
I'll make sure it happens.
I just need to convince
this nephew of his.
- Well, make sure it happens
by Christmas.
After that, the offer
is off the table.
How dare he make me look bad
by changing the deal.
Although he's right.
If I had my way around here,
I could work wonders
to reinvent this mausoleum.
All I'd have to do
is convince that
heart-bleeding nephew of his
to ink the deal with Moore
to keep my on board
this sinking ship.
When the ink is dry,
I'd be captain of the ship.
Teanna wolman...
That does have kind of
a ring to it, huh?
- Uh... teanna tolman,
or teanna tilman,
I like that one.
- Ugh. shut up.
- Nice to see you, Claire.
You are looking younger
every year.
- I'm not sure bringing her
in here was the right decision.
- As much as I don't like it
either, Tommy,
it must be done.
Besides, it's only
till Christmas.
After that, we are in the clear.
- Hello, munchkin.
- Mommy!
- hi!
You about ready to go home?
- Uh-huh.
Wanna meet my new friend?
- Of course I do.
- Thank you so much.
- His name is William.
- Hello, William.
Does your mom work here
in the store too?
- No, she just shops a lot.
- Oh, dear.
Well, I guess that means
we'll be seeing you again.
Did you make
a Christmas tree, Grace?
- Uh-huh.
- oh, it's so cool.
Say good-bye to William.
- Bye, William.
- Bye.
Look, we can hang it.
And it has eyeballs.
- Hey, welcome home.
- Hi.
That was the longest rehearsal.
- I saved you some lo mein.
- Oh, thank goodness.
They didn't even give us a break
at rehearsal.
- Hey, you know,
I'm a pretty good cook.
- Why are you laughing?
- William said that
there's no special
lighting of the Christmas tree
like in Quinton,
no bake sales,
not even any carolers.
- Wow, grumpy.
Listen. I'm sure there's
something christmassy
that we can find to do here
in the city.
- Let's ask Tom, he'll know.
- Okay, time for bed.
Go on. I'll meet you in there.
- You like him.
- No, I do not like him.
- What's there not to like?
He's cute, single as far
as I can tell,
and he stands to inherit
the entire wolman dynasty.
So not a bad catch,
if you ask me.
- He's not a fish.
He's my boss.
- Only until Christmas.
- Hey, look, it's Tom.
- Hey, Tom.
- Hey.
- How are you today?
- Good.
How are you guys doing?
- We're good, we're good.
- That's it.
Take your little donation box
or whatever,
and find yourself another store.
Thomas, there you are.
Now, I wanted to go over
a couple of things with you.
- Why are the carolers
being sent away?
- I guess it's something
we needed to do.
- No, Grace,
that's Tom's business,
although it is a shame.
- William was right.
This place has
no Christmas fun at all.
- Grace...
- no Christmas?
Why, look at where you are.
What says Christmas
more than shopping?
- Grace, what's your idea
of Christmas fun?
- I like skating.
- You ladies skate? I do too.
- Oh, no, no, no, I don't skate.
I haven't skated in years,
but Grace is a beautiful skater.
- Ah, our old rink
was just paved over last year.
Oh, but the... there's a park
across the street
with the world's best
peppermint hot chocolate.
You gotta get some.
- Ooh.
- can we, mommy?
- Well, I do have
the day off tomorrow, so
if Tom tells me where it is.
- Tom can come with us.
- Oh, that's ridiculous.
Tom and I have
too much work to do.
- But you have to have time
for fun too.
- You know what? You're right.
How about I meet you
out in front
of the store tomorrow, say 3:00?
- But Thomas, we have
serious business to attend to.
- I'm sure it can wait.
- Gotta run.
- Okay.
- Yay, Tom really likes us.
- Tom is a nice man.
- Okay, Grace.
Come on, I gotta get to work.
Let's go.
- So maybe this musical
will get picked up,
and I'll get to go to,
like, Broadway,
or the west end in London
or something.
I mean, it has everything...
Singing, dancing, love.
- Is my best friend
gonna be on Broadway?
- Okay, very important.
When you finishing
cashing out for the day,
carefully lock the cash
deposit bag in the drawer.
It's your responsibility.
- Cash deposit bag
in the drawer, got it.
- So, I was thinking,
since we're both off tomorrow,
maybe you can bring Grace
by my rehearsal.
- Oh, I can't.
- What do you mean you can't?
- Tom is taking Grace and me
to the park.
But actually,
in hindsight, I think
he's just taking us there.
I don't think he's gonna
stay and hang out with us.
Whatever. it's not a big deal.
- You're going on a date
with Tom?
You're going on a date with Tom?
- Seriously, if teanna hears me
talking about this,
I'm totally gonna get fired.
- Why? you think she likes him?
- I think she might,
I don't know. Who cares?
I'm not here to find a man.
I am here to save
my father's store.
- Why can't you do both?
- Wendy's it's been five years.
It's time.
- Bruno!
- yeah, boss?
- Find me everything you can
on Wendy carroll
and her little candy store.
Everyone has an agenda...
Even you, little miss carroll.
- I don't know what's happened
to this place.
I mean, paving over the ice rink
to make room for what,
more parking?
Used to be, Christmas was
the most magical time of year.
All the trees were lit up.
There were carolers
on every corner.
No one loved Christmas
more than my uncle Harry.
He always made sure
that wolman's
had the most spectacular
window displays
and the biggest tree
in the lobby.
Christmas with him was always
something to look forward to.
- Mommy, can I go
to the playground?
- Of course you can.
You want to sit?
- Yay!
- sure.
- It sounds like you and
your uncle are really close.
- Yeah, my mom was a socialite,
and she was never around.
And my dad died when I was five,
so Harry's been like
a father to me ever since.
- Five years old,
that's Grace's age.
- What about Grace's father?
Is he still in the picture?
- No.
He is decidedly not
in the picture.
We were high school sweethearts.
And we were actually
really happy together,
but he changed.
It was like he just
couldn't handle
the impending fatherhood.
- I'm sorry.
- Sometimes I'm grateful
that Grace never knew him,
because she never
had to lose him.
- Well, she is lucky
to have you.
- I know, isn't she?
- Hi, mommy.
- Hi, munchkin.
- Tom, is this where
the skating rink was?
- Yes, it was right over there.
You know what?
We're gonna find another one.
And I promise I am gonna
take you skating.
- Deal?
- deal.
- Wow. sounds like
we have a deal.
- Santa at the store
said he wished
he could make your
Christmas wish come true.
- He did, did he?
- Mm-hmm.
But he said he can't
save grandpa's store.
- Did you tell him
about grandpa's store?
- Mm-mm. he just knew.
Mommy, I like Tom. Do you?
- Yeah, I like him.
He's very nice.
- Then why did you say to Angie
that you didn't like him?
- I think Angie was asking
if I liked him as a boyfriend.
- Well, maybe he could
be your boyfriend.
- I'm not looking
for a boyfriend right now.
And he's my boss.
Say, "good night, Santa."
- Good night, Santa.
- Say, "good night, Gracie."
- Good night, Gracie.
- It's perfect, mom.
I get to sell toys all day.
And they even
give their employees
a Christmas bonus,
isn't that great?
- Oh, that's wonderful news,
- How's Grace?
- She's good.
I think she misses you,
but she's having fun.
Anyway, we will definitely
be home in time for Christmas.
And I think at that point,
I'll have enough money
to hold off the creditors
another month.
- Don't you worry yourself
too much
about the store, honey.
I'll manage it.
You just do what's best
for you and Grace, okay?
I love you, honey.
- I will, mom.
I love you too.
Hey, watch your step.
One, two, three. Boom.
Hey, look at the bow.
And there's snowflakes.
- I've never seen
red ones though.
- I know, you're right.
Watch your step.
- Mommy.
- hm?
- Do you think Tom
misses skating?
I know I would if they took away
our rink at home.
- I don't know, Grace,
I bet he does.
But come on,
I gotta get to work.
- Let's go.
- Okay, mommy.
- Do you wanna say hello
to Santa claus
before you go to daycare?
- Uh-huh.
- Okay.
- get rid of the gnome.
Get rid of the reindeer,
the candy canes go.
We need more pink trees.
And I need those posters
to be eye level.
- Bruno!
- hm?
- What are you doing eating
at a time like this?
We have work to do.
- But it's my lunch break.
- Okay. I expect
this entire department
to be revamped
before the end of the day.
And make my lunch reservations
at Zara's...
Northeast table,
seven feet from the door.
Yeah, boss.
- Hi, mister.
- Oh. mm.
- Leave that.
Wendy here can stay
after closing
and clean it up.
- Oh.
- Bruno!
- Coming, boss.
- That goes.
Get rid of that,
I don't like it.
- Tom, what's going on?
- Teanna.
- that goes.
- Jane, just wait.
- What about this?
- I hate that.
- Teanna.
- That candy cane goes.
- What is going on?
I'm getting complaints
from, like, every department
about trees being painted,
decorations being taken down.
- I'm implementing phase one
of my plan,
doing what I was hired to do.
Sales are up 12% already.
I'd be happy to go over it
with you,
in my office, 6:00.
- Uh...
- Tom, what about Rudolph?
- The reindeer stays.
- Here you go. Merry Christmas.
- Thank you.
- Welcome to wolman's.
Enjoy the gift, thank you.
Good to see you.
There's your change, so cute.
I think you're doing great.
And the customers
seem to love you.
Thank you, I'm well.
Here you are.
I love cash.
- Merry Christmas.
- Thank you.
- There is your change.
And merry, merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.
Thank you.
- Ah, the rush is over.
- Hey, will you
take Grace home tonight?
Cruella is making me work late.
- Ooh, sound like you're
on someone's bad side.
- I know, right.
I'm gonna go let Grace know.
- Okay.
- Oh!
- oh, my goodness.
- Oh, my goodness,
you came out of nowhere.
- Oh, my, my.
It looks like Christmas.
It's taken on
a whole different hue this year.
But at least
we have people like you,
who... who know
the true meaning of Christmas,
even if I can't
make your wish come true.
- How do you know
what my wish is?
- Shh!
- Okay.
Hey, munchkins.
- Mommy!
William and I were just making
our Christmas wish lists
for Santa.
I put a star
next to the pink skates
because it's my number two wish.
My number one wish is a secret
only Santa knows about.
- This looks
like an amazing wish list,
and pink skates are very fancy.
Hey, listen, Angie
is gonna pick you up
and take you home today
because I need to work late.
Is that okay with you?
- Okay, mommy.
- Want to see my list?
- Yeah, I do.
That is quite a list.
- My mom says you need
to ask if you want to get.
- Oh, really?
My mom always said
that you need to give
in order to receive.
- We're letting you go.
You can finish out the shift
and then you're fired.
- Wait, excuse me.
What's happening?
- Cutbacks.
- Tom!
- Uh, teanna.
- It's time to celebrate.
- Oh, uh, no, thank you.
- I insist.
To wolman's.
May our partnership
bring many a great thing.
- So I'm happy to hear
the numbers are up.
Although Wendy was right.
Losing the carolers was a shame.
- Wendy doesn't exactly have
the same level of experience.
Unlike you and I,
both products of the big city.
We'd make quite the team.
After all, we have
the same interests in mind:
Saving this poor wreck
of a store.
- I don't exactly see wolman's
as being a wreck.
- It's in far worse shape
than your uncle
is willing to admit.
And I must say, my investor
is not as willing
to bail you out.
Not without some assurances.
- What do you mean?
- He wants to make sure I'm here
long after Christmas is over.
If I could assure them
that wolman's
could be better managed,
by, let's say...
A great partnership...
Then wolman's could be saved.
- Uh, we need to talk to Harry.
He's in this partnership too.
- Of course, Harry.
Wolman's is nothing
without Harry.
- You gotta get with that
you gotta get with that
- That is beautiful.
- Oh.
- I didn't know anybody
was still here.
- Do you play often?
- Not really.
- I'm just trying
to get some in before teanna
takes it away too.
- You know,
it's none of my business,
but it doesn't really seem to me
like she belongs
here at wolman's.
- She doesn't.
The store's struggling a bit.
Teanna's the board's way
of raising sales.
As much as I hate
what she's done to this place,
I'd late to lose wolman's
even more.
- I can totally understand that.
My dad's store back at home
in Quinton is in trouble.
That's why I came out here,
to see if I could
make enough money to save it.
- And if you do,
will you go back?
- Oh, I'd have to.
Yeah, that store is all
I have left of my father.
- I'll be sad to see you go.
- So...
What does Wendy carroll
do for Christmas?
- Oh, goodness.
Um... well, let's see.
My dad started
a tradition early,
um, that every
Christmas morning,
after we opened our presents,
we would go down
to the local skating rink.
Uh, he was determined
to teach me how to skate,
even though
I have two left feet.
Anyway, afterwards, to warm up,
we would go back to our house,
and my mom
would bake a big batch
of cookies
and have hot cider,
and my dad would take us
over to the piano
and he'd start out, every year,
playing and singing
the first Noel.
- Oh!
- You know it.
- Caroling is a wolman's
family tradition.
Harry would always
throw a party on Christmas Eve,
and the best part of the evening
was when Harry
would sit down at the piano
and lead everyone in Carols.
And this was always
my favorite one.
Come on, help me out.
- The first Noel
the angel did say
was to certain
poor Shepherds
in fields as they lay
in fields where they
lay keeping their sheep
on a cold winter's night
that was so deep
Noel, Noel
Noel, Noel
born is the king
of Israel
- they looked up
and saw a star
shining in the east
beyond them far
and to the earth
it gave great light
and so it continued
both day and night
Noel, Noel
Noel, Noel
born is the king
of Israel
Noel, Noel
Noel, Noel
born is the king
of Israel
- Good night, Mr. wolman.
- Good night, Thomas.
Harry. what are you doing here?
- Oh, making my rounds
a little later than usual.
And who is this?
- This is Wendy.
She works in the toy department.
- Hello, Mr. wolman.
You have a beautiful store.
- Well, it takes
beautiful people to make it so.
But I won't interrupt you two
any longer.
Uh, pleasure, Wendy.
- Okay, this is... this is me.
Or... Angie.
- Okay.
- You know, your uncle
seems really cool.
- Uh, Harry is a great guy.
- Yeah.
- Thank you, for tonight.
I didn't realize how badly
I needed to have some fun.
- It was fun.
Tom, I have every faith
in the world
that you're gonna restore
wolman's to what it once was.
- I hope so.
Because pink Christmas trees
is definitely not it.
- Definitely not it.
Angie's got
a fake Christmas tree too,
that she's about to take out.
And she wants
to preserve the environment,
and I totally respect that,
but there is just nothing
like the smell
of a Christmas tree.
That... that's Christmas,
you know what I mean?
- I know what you mean.
- I feel so bad for Grace,
'cause we always
have one at home
and I think she misses it.
I miss it.
You... oh...
She's right upstairs.
Another chorus
of first Noel, or...?
No, we did that.
I'm gonna go.
- Good night, Wendy.
- Good night, sir.
- And if we get a big tree,
we get to make popcorn garland
or even colored paper.
And we get to bake cookies
and hang them on the tree.
And the more we decorate,
the more it looks
like a real tree.
- You're right, Grace.
- Mommy, the windows changed.
- Come on.
- What are you doing
with the piano?
- I'm replacing it.
- Mommy, what is that?
- Oh, it's a man
with his shirt off.
I gotta go to work. Let's go.
You can't trust Santa
to make you cool
you gotta buy what you need
to be cool at school
buy, buy, buy,
buy the latest toys
it's the best way
to feel the Christmas joy
no, you can't trust Santa
like you did last year
to bring you the toys
that give you Christmas cheer
you gotta buy, buy, buy,
buy the latest toys
and then you can be
one of the cool girls and boys
oh, yeah
you can be cool
- What am I gonna do, mommy?
They've taken away so much.
- Hey, you know
what you're gonna do?
You're gonna
use your imagination.
I'm sure you can come up
with tons of games
to play around here.
Look, there's
even a slide still.
- You can't trust Santa
to make you cool
you gotta buy what you need
to be cool
- This new investor
comes on board,
we can all breathe a lot easier,
and then we can take time
for, um, say, Wendy?
- Harry.
So what if this investor
doesn't come on board?
We can't deny we're in trouble.
Feels like we're
losing control of this place.
- Without wolman's,
I wouldn't know what to do.
It's all I've known,
built, dreamt,
for 47 years.
It'll be all right, Tommy.
- Okay, ladies. Trays up high.
Sell, sell, sell.
- Hi.
- hi.
- Yeah. hi.
These are...
- We wish you
a merry Christmas
we wish you
a merry Christmas
we wish you
a merry Christmas
and a happy new year
- Oh! Ooh!
- Good tidings to you
wherever you are
good tidings for Christmas
and a happy new year
- I want a train set,
a snowboard,
a baseball glove,
and a remote control car.
- Mine! Mine!
- We wish you
a merry Christmas
and a happy new year
oh, bring us a figgy pudding
oh, bring us a figgy pudding
oh, bring us a figgy pudding
and a cup of good cheer
- No!
- We won't go until
we get some
we won't go until
we get some
- we won't go until we get...
- Uh-oh, someone's not happy.
- Are you not having
a merry Christmas?
You know what?
Would you like a candy cane?
- Mm.
- there you go.
Merry Christmas.
- This environment
is so not conducive
to my pre-opening night
You're still coming, right?
- Of course! I wouldn't miss it.
- Not even for a date
with your boss?
- Hi!
- It wasn't a date.
He just dropped me off
after work.
- Then why can I see actual
cartoon hearts around your head?
Bag it.
Hi, merry Christmas.
- Thank you! Bye.
- What did you find on her?
- Well, she grew up in Quinton.
Nice little town that one is.
You know, they've got an annual
lighting of the Christmas tree
- Tell me something interesting.
- Well, her father's store
did just declare bankruptcy
- Has it been sold?
- Not yet.
Seems Wendy's name is on
all the deeds.
It's kind of sad,
being a family business and all.
- Hmm, sad indeed.
I bet our little Wendy
is trying to do everything
she can to save it.
- Didn't think that I'd find
- someone I could share
this with
- I'm so glad that
you're here and...
- Hi!
The show was great,
but you were incredible.
Gracie loved it too.
She's getting her picture taken
with the snow queen.
- Oh, thank you for being here.
- Hi, Angie!
- Oh, my gosh!
We wouldn't have missed it!
The audience seemed light
especially for opening night.
What did you think?
- No, I thought it was fine.
Besides, as soon as people find
out how great the show is,
it's gonna be packed.
- I hope you're right.
- Tom!
- hey!
- Is this for us?
- What is this?
Uh, this is a Douglas fir.
I cut it down
from Harry's property.
It was... it was growing
pretty thick there, anyway.
- Well, Grace, why don't we
go see if we can look
for some of my old decorations.
You want to bring that in?
- Uh, yeah.
- Ooh, cool!
- Thanks.
- I don't know what to say.
Thank you.
It's... it's perfect.
- I just wanted to make sure
you didn't think Christmas
in the city was all that bad,
in case you were thinking
about staying.
- It's getting late.
I should put Grace to bed.
- Tom?
- yeah?
- It's not that bad.
Uh, Christmas, in the city.
It's not that bad.
- Good night.
- Oh, ooh.
- Producers say we should know
as early as the end of the week
if we get an extended run
to the new year.
Do you think we will?
- Of course we will.
- Huh?
- what?
- What are you gonna do?
- What am I gonna do about what?
- About the fact that Tom wolman
chopped down a tree for you.
See? there it is.
Wendy, you can't keep denying
that you and Tom wolman
have something.
- Okay, I totally like him.
I do.
But, what's the plan?
I live in Quinton,
and he lives here.
- So, stay here.
- No, I get it, you lived
in Quinton your entire life,
but maybe it's time for you
to move on.
- Wow, you sound like my mother.
- Well, your mother's right.
It's time you live your life,
and if that means giving up
your father's shop,
then maybe it's time.
- I will never give up
my father's shop.
I made him a promise,
and I will not break it.
- You know, a major cause
of lost revenue
for many businesses
is due to employee theft.
- Are you saying my employees
are stealing from us?
- You know, I've been reviewing
a lot of the deposit numbers,
and they're a little off,
especially in
the toy department.
But let's not dwell on that.
We have more important things
to talk about,
like operation Santa claus.
- What's operation Santa claus?
- Just another way
to boost sales.
Thomas, you and I,
we're not that different.
We both want the same things.
- Maybe we don't need
Ken's money.
I mean, look at these numbers.
You're doing a great job
- raising sales.
- I am.
But, we both know that's
not good enough.
Thomas, Christmas is around
the corner.
I can't keep Ken and his money
on hold forever.
- I hope you're not letting
this place get you down.
No, no, no. Sit, sit, sit, sit.
Tell us, what's troubling
miss carroll?
- Oh, Santa.
I'm just a little confused.
- Well?
I've got great listening ears.
- I've always been a person
who was so sure of herself,
and now, all of a sudden,
I'm just feeling like
I don't know what to do.
- You know, sometimes
we make promises
that we can't always keep.
Wendy, you know,
you've always been a good girl.
You... you've never even made
the naughty list.
Oh, oh, wait.
Except for that one time...
Oh, young lady...
You came very, very close!
The time that you tied
Bart Peterson to the tree.
Remember that?
- How did you know about that?
- Angie told you about that!
- No! I have good eyes too!
The point is,
you deserve to do something
for you.
Besides, wishes, they have very
strange ways of coming true.
You need a little
Christmas faith,
and to believe.
And I know you have plenty
of both.
- Oh, mom, Angie was amazing
in her play.
I wish you could have seen her.
She's like a total natural.
So, it's been open for a week.
Fingers crossed.
- How's Gracie?
- She's good.
She's decorating
the tree Tom gave us.
- Who's Tom?
- He... no one.
He's, um... I work with him.
How many degrees for
the cookies?
Is it 350 or 400?
- 375.
Um, listen, Wendy,
I know that you have
your heart set on...
- Oh, by the way,
I just socked away another
$1,000 to save the store.
Isn't that great?
- Yeah, that's great, honey.
Um, I gotta go. I love you.
- I love you.
There's my star!
Just in time! Here, try this.
Put it in your mouth.
Oh, no, what is it?
It's bad? What?
- No, they're incredible.
- What is it, Angie?
What's wrong?
- My show got canceled, honey.
Oh, Angie, I'm so sorry.
- But why?
It was so good!
- The attendance was low,
and they couldn't afford
to keep it on.
They said no one wants to see
a Christmas play at Christmas.
- Okay, you listen to me.
You are an amazing actress,
and I'm not just saying that
because you're sad.
I can't wait for the whole world
to see what you can do.
You just need
to find your audience.
Here, Angie!
Here's something that will make
you feel better.
- The best gift of all
- Oh.
It's... it's so Christmas-y.
- Mm-hmm.
- Best gift of all
- Oh, babe.
Let's go.
Hi! would you like
some Christmas cookies?
- Thank you!
- Merry Christmas. Hi!
- Merry Christmas.
- Thanks!
- Hello, merry Christmas.
- Thank you.
- They're just
some Christmas cookies.
It's, like, chocolate chips,
some mint meringue.
- Merry Christmas.
- We've got sugar cookies,
- and some fudge.
- For me?
- Mm-hmm.
- Thank you.
- Hi, Tom.
- Hey.
- What is it?
- They're just some
Christmas cookies.
They're not quite as good
as my mom's, but they'll do.
- Wow, it's been years
since I've had
a homemade cookie.
Thank you.
- Tom, I have a question.
I hate to ask, um,
but I was talking to my mom
the other day,
and I don't have a lot of time.
Um, I was just wondering...
And you can totally say no...
But I was just wondering
if there's any
chance that I might
be able to get
my Christmas bonus just
a bit early?
- Oh, um, I would, believe me,
it's just... I can't.
- Oh.
No, no.
Oh, my gosh, no. This wa...
It's ridiculous that
I even asked.
Why did I do... I'm so sorry.
- Wendy.
- yeah?
- Wolman's won't be giving
Christmas bonuses this year.
- Oh.
- Teanna and the board
scrapped them.
I'm so sorry.
I know how much
everyone relies on it.
Uh, maybe I can help you out,
if you need some money?
- My gosh, no!
No, no, no, no, no. No!
We... we've got to get to daycare.
Um, enjoy.
Grace, let's go! Come on.
Bye... bye, Tom.
- Bye!
- bye, Grace.
- So you have fun playing,
and then I will see you
at lunch.
- Don't forget to give Santa
his cookie.
- Okay, I won't!
- Santa!
- Where's Santa?
- He's here.
- He is?
- Yeah... William,
have you not gone
to see Santa
in the toy department?
But you're here almost
every day.
And your mom...
- My mom says she can't
concentrate on her shopping
if I'm with her.
- You know what, guys?
- Come on!
- Where are we going?
- We are going
to see Santa claus.
What do you think
you guys will ask Santa for?
- Is that Santa?
- No.
You know what, guys?
I'll be right back.
Hey! where's Santa?
- Excuse me?
- Nick, where is he?
- I fired him.
- You fired him?
You can't fire Santa claus.
He's Santa claus!
- I can, and I did.
And as far as firing
anyone else,
well, I need you
to work late tonight.
Come on, guys.
Here you go. Merry Christmas.
- Thanks.
- Hey, ang.
- Wow.
Looks like someone's
out of her funk.
- Actually, I was thinking
of drowning
my sorrows in a tub of ice cream
and Christmas movies.
- Care to join me?
- Ugh, I wish.
Cruella is making me work
late again.
- Mm, sorry.
Don't worry,
I'll share with Grace.
- Mm, thank you.
- Hey.
- Christmas is awesome, bro.
- Yeah, absolutely.
- I love it.
- Check this one out.
- Oh.
- Can you do something
about this?
- I can't.
It's what the board... it's what
we hired teanna to do.
- Well, I think
the board is wrong.
Why does something have to
be new in order to be better?
What if wolman's is a success
because of everything that you
and your uncle stand for
and believe in.
Everything that makes Christmas
truly magical,
like real Christmas trees,
or windows that look
like snow globes,
or treating your customers
and your employees fairly.
Why not bring back
the old traditions
and remind people what
a wolman's Christmas
is truly about?
- It's complicated.
- Excuse me,
could I get some help here?
With this?
Hi, can I help you?
- Would this be good for
a five year old?
- Oh... oh, this is one of
our most...
- I need you to take this down
to the warehouse.
- Why would I go, right?
- Hi.
- I mean,
it's not that I'm embarrassed...
- Hey.
- hey.
- Oh, my god.
- What... whoa!
- Where's Grace?
- She just went to bed.
- Perfect.
- So cute.
- Hi. you ready to be tucked in?
- Mm-hmm.
- Mommy?
- mm?
- When do we get to go home?
- Soon.
I promised grandma we'd be home
in time for Christmas,
and it's only a week away.
- But if Santa's been fired,
how will there be a Christmas?
- Hey, Santa would never give up
on Christmas,
and neither should you.
Say "good-night, Gracie."
- Good-night, Gracie.
- Do you have any chapstick?
My lips feel like cellophane.
- Yeah, I think I do.
- Holy money.
- What is it?
- The cash bag.
I was so tired last night,
I must have accidentally put it
in my purse.
I have to return this.
- Just the two I wanted to see.
- What is it, teanna?
- Well, there seems to have been
some discrepancies
with your day end reports.
- Oh, was it my fault?
Did I do something wrong?
- If you consider stealing
wrong, then yes.
- Mm.
- excuse me?
- Teanna, what's the problem?
- The problem is,
the numbers continue
to be off in this department.
Ladies, would you be so kind
as to open your bags for us?
- That is absolutely
not necessary.
- Of course it is,
seeing that the cash bag
has been missing
from last night.
- I was going to return it.
- Really?
And how'd it get in there
in the first place?
- Now wait a minute.
You can't just go accusing
people, teanna.
- I was really tired last night
after my shift
and I must have accidentally
put it into my purse.
- And she was just on her way
to return it.
- How convenient.
Except I don't buy it!
And you know why?
Because I have computer records
that prove
that someone's been skimming
cash from this department
since, let's see,
Wendy's first week.
In light of all
of your financial troubles,
it really doesn't surprise me.
After all, it must be hard
watching your father's store
go under.
- This is absurd.
There is no way I would
ever believe
Wendy would steal anything
from anyone.
- Of course I wouldn't... ever.
Especially not from Tom.
- And why is that?
Because you're in love with him?
Because while you've been busy
playing in the park
and singing your Carols,
I've been busy saving wolman's.
- How?
by setting up innocent people
and firing Santa claus?
- It was hardly a setup.
You got caught red-handed.
Besides, it wasn't just me
who fired Santa.
Tom signed off on it.
- Is that true?
- So, do we have
to call the police
or will you be leaving silently?
- Oh, no, believe me,
I am leaving.
- Just goes to show you we all
do what we have to do
to achieve our dreams.
- Bruno!
- yeah, boss?
- Fax Moore's contract over
It's time to close this deal.
- On it.
- Wendy! Wendy, wait!
Where are you going?
- Where do you think I'm going?
I'm getting Grace
and I'm going home.
- No! you can't!
You didn't do anything wrong!
And Tom?
- Tom is not who I thought
he was.
She has brainwashed him.
Oh, my god. I need some air.
- Okay, all right, listen.
Go back to the apartment,
take some time.
I'll bring Grace home
after my shift, okay?
- Will you really?
- Yes, yes.
- Thank you.
- Yes.
- Hey, thank you for everything.
- Go. get some rest.
- All right.
Okay... okay.
- Oh, little town
of Bethlehem
how still we see thee lie
above thy deep
and dreamless sleep
the silent stars go by
yet in thy dark streets
the everlasting light
- Teanna.
Thanks, man.
- Well, hello.
- Nick?
- yes?
- What are you doing here?
- Oh, just enjoying myself
before the gang and Rudolph come
and pick me up
in a couple of days.
- Oooh, Rudolph the red-nosed
reindeer is coming here?
- Oh, you bet! Yes.
Well, except that his nose
isn't really red.
It's more of an orange-y red,
'cause that helps to cut through
the clouds a bit better.
- Hey, what are you gonna do
now that teanna's let you go?
- Oh, well, I would have loved
to stay those last few days
with you,
but, you know, there's really
enough for me to do
up at the north pole.
- Mmm-hmm.
- Like making sure that sweet
little girl of yours
gets her wish.
- What about my wish?
- Sometimes even all my magic
can't make a wish come true.
But there is one wish...
That could still come true.
Your father's.
Yes, he was torn...
Passing the burden
of the shop on to you.
And his last
Christmas wish was...
That you should follow
your heart
and be happy...
No matter where it takes you.
- You're the real Santa claus,
aren't you?
- The one and only.
- Teanna fired
the real Santa claus?
Kind of puts her on
the naughty list, doesn't it?
- And Tom.
- Tom felt that he had to do
what he had to do.
You of all people should know
about sacrificing
for the ones you love.
Don't give up on him just yet.
- I have a feeling
that he hasn't lost the spirit.
And neither should you.
Look at that.
It just started snowing.
- So, she was aiming
to get rid of me, was she?
- I should have seen it coming.
- Ah, we don't need
their dirty money anyhow.
- That's just it.
We don't need their money.
Remember when I was a kid
and you'd take me to the store
weeks before Christmas?
How all the kids
and even the parents
crowd around outside,
waiting to get that first
glimpse of the window display?
It was pure magic.
That wasn't even the best part.
The best part was when you would
take me upstairs
to Santa's village
and Santa would take me
on his knee and ask me
what I wished for.
That was the most magical part
about Christmas
for me and for everyone.
We don't need teanna
or the board
or investors to save wolman's.
What wolman's needs
is to get back to what it was...
With real Christmas trees
and window displays
that look like snow globes.
We need to get back
to treating our staff
and our customers like family.
And most importantly, what
wolman's needs is Santa claus.
- Make sure you book
my Christmas holiday
on the island for two this year.
I have a feeling
I won't be alone.
There's nothing like being
on a beach on Christmas day,
away from all you people.
Have some champagne sent over.
I have some celebrating to do.
- I forgot 'em.
Go fetch them and bring them
to the condo.
- But how am I gonna get there?
- You have two legs. Walk.
- Wendy.
- Tom, what are you doing here?
- I came here to tell you
that you were right
about the store, about teanna,
about everything.
I never should have
allowed her to do away
with the best part of Christmas.
- And you don't think
I would steal?
- No, I never thought that you
would do anything like that,
and I know
you love wolman's too.
If you can forgive me,
I could really use your help.
Come on.
Who wants to take back
- Ready?
- yep.
- Yes!
- yep.
- Let's do this.
- Hanging up the tree
and mistletoe
I'll meet you there
la, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la
give me back the yuletide
that I miss
sweep off the dust
from old Saint Nick
he's got the list
la, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la
all I want for Christmas
all my people coming home
all I want for Christmas
is the Christmas that I know
- I know what we could do.
We could put Santa in the sleigh
in the front part of the hallway
of the store.
- Yeah.
- that's a great idea.
- It's not about
the painted plastic trees
it's a wonderful life
when you're with me
it's all we need
la, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la
- This is tight.
- Ah!
- No, I was just thinking we
could put Santa on the sled.
- You think so?
- Yes.
- That's christmastime
three wise men and tiny Tim
make no score
- What can I do?
- Even the grinch knows
what the season's for
all I want for Christmas
- Here's some scissors.
- Scissors? nice.
- There's a lot of wrapping
to do.
- Where is Bruno?
That lazy lout never brought
my gloves.
- Oh!
- It's good, isn't it?
- So pretty.
- Who did this?
- We did.
- What is she doing here?
Bruno, get me the police.
Well, don't just stand there!
- No one's calling the police,
We know what you did.
- Well, then you're
a bigger fool
than your dear,
sweet uncle Harry.
You people!
Get this stuff down.
It's an eyesore.
- Don't do that.
- Bruno, why are you just
standing there?
what is wrong with you people?
- Oh, no!
- Oh, come all ye faithful
joyful and triumphant
oh, come ye
oh, come ye to Bethlehem
come and behold him
born the king of angels
oh, come let us adore him
oh, come let us adore him
oh, come let us adore him
Christ the lord
sing, choirs of angels
sing in exultation
oh, sing all ye citizens
of heaven above
glory to god
glory in the highest
oh, come let us adore him
oh, come let us adore him
oh, come let us adore him
Christ the lord
- Yay, Angie!
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- You.
You think you won
your little battle.
Well, let me tell you.
I can give Tom the one thing
that you can't,
and that's wolman's served
on a silver platter.
- Actually, I don't need you.
I've never needed you
and neither does wolman's.
- Fool!
- I wouldn't be doing that
if I were you,
seeing that you
are on the naughty list.
- Ho, ho, ho!
- Santa!
- Hello, dear.
- Just wait until the board
hears about this.
- To hell with the board.
This is my store.
I will do what I want,
starting with firing you.
- You can't fire me!
Moore won't bail you out
without me.
Then where will you be?
- We'll be exactly
where we want to be.
Now get out.
- You are never gonna
believe this.
Philip Morgan from London cross
theater group was here,
and he gave me his card.
He loves my voice.
Isn't that incredible?
- That's amazing!
I told you you just
had to find your audience.
- I know. I just didn't think
I was gonna find it
in a department store.
Oh, my gosh.
I'm gonna go talk to him.
- Okay.
- Okay.
- Wendy.
- yeah?
- Thank you for everything.
I would not have been able
to do it without you.
I just, uh... I hope you'll be
staying with us.
- Oh, I wish I could.
I have to go back home,
take care of my store.
But merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas, Wendy.
- Okay! there we go.
- Bye, Tom.
- Merry Christmas, Grace.
- Christmas is
the time we take to say...
- Oh!
that was Helen on the phone.
She said that Angie
is going to London
with that new theater troupe.
- Oh! that is amazing!
I knew she would do it.
Mommy, look!
Pink skates!
- Pink skates? How fancy!
How did Santa know?
- Oh, Santa knows everything.
- Dad would have loved this.
- Yeah.
I know you're upset
about the store,
but you did everything
that you could.
And just because you let it go
doesn't mean he's gone.
Your father will always be
right here with us.
And right now, I know
how very proud of you he is.
- I know.
And I'm really glad
that the store sold for enough
to take care of you.
- I always have enough.
Stop that.
- Mommy?
- yeah?
- Can we go skating?
You bet we can go skating!
Let's go get changed.
And you, hot cider
when we walk in the door?
- Of course.
- Yes!
- I'll see you both
when you get back.
- Let's go.
- Christmas is the time
we love to share
- You know, you never told me
what your secret wish was
for Santa.
Did it come true?
- Not yet.
- And forgive those mistakes
you made
Christmas is the time...
- You left before I could give
you your bonus.
- Tom! what are you doing here?
- I hope it's not too late.
- I thought...
- My uncle decided to reinstate
the bonuses.
Thank you.
Um... but I don't think it ever
would have been enough.
Also, I think it's time
to let it go.
- Oh...
Well, the bonuses
aren't the only thing
that Harry's brought back.
He's also drawing up plans
for some new departments.
One of them's a candy shop.
I thought we could call it
carroll's candy.
- That is so sweet.
- One last Christmas wish?
That's to have a real carroll
run it.
- Me? oh!
I guess both of our
Christmas wishes came true.
- Almost.
- Thank you, Santa.
- I see you got your skates.
Why don't we head down
to the rink?
- Oh, no, no,
I don't skate though, remember?
- I'll teach you.
- You're my Christmas,
my present, my tree
You're my Christmas
- Ooh!
- Let's go, ladies.
- Aah!
- Where you going?
Where you going?
- Christmas
you're my Christmas
you're my Christmas
- ooh
- Ready?
- Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!
- Ready to get up?
- Oh!
I'm here for you.
- You're all I need
- Whoo! Look at her.
- You're my Christmas,
the present, the tree
you're my Christmas
the Santa I can see
I like the way those reindeer
dance in your eyes
you're my Christmas
Mily's here
We're all filled with cheer
'cause it's time to bring out
the Christmas tree again
gonna celebrate
as we decorate
watch the children play
making snowmen,
riding on the sleigh
it's Christmas
hey, Christmas
yeah, it's Christmas
it's Christmas
yeah, it's Christmas