Merry Liddle Christmas Baby (2021) Movie Script

How is it possible
the holidays are already here again?
Time flies, as they say.
But when I look back over
the past two years
it's been the happiest time
of my life.
From our merry, little wedding
to our honeymoon in Bali
to buying our new house
and making it a home.
Being a stepmom to Coco and Josh
has been a journey and a joy.
And my merger with
Queen of the Castle
has totally taken off
and we're going international
in the new year.
And Tyler is opening
another restaurant in just 11 days.
So, there's a lot going on...
and even more to look forward to.
- Cute.
- Babe.
What are you doing up there?
I'm coming.
That's so sweet.
Look at this ornament
Josh made for the baby.
Wasn't that sweet?
They're both so excited
to have a baby sister.
- You mean, baby brother.
- Oh, is that what I mean, huh?
I want our Christmas
to be just like this.
Peaceful and relaxed.
- That sounds good to me.
- I mean, don't get me wrong
I'm looking forward to
seeing my family.
I'm just glad
they got their own place this year.
- What did you call him?
- Ernestine. It's female for Ernest.
- Definitely not.
- You love that name
- don't you, baby?
- No
- he doesn't.
- Yes, you do.
Excuse me. I have a question.
What's it like being pregnant?
It's like...
participating in a miracle.
You want to come, feel the baby move?
- Can I?
- Come...
Right? You feel that?
This baby is so lucky to have you
as a big sister.
I really hope it's a girl
so that we can be best friends
like you, Auntie Treena,
and Auntie Kiki.
It is pretty special having sisters.
- Did you feel that?
- Yeah.
That better be the crib.
- Yeah, I feel it.
- It's wild.
They don't even have a wreath
on their...
- Hey, Tyler.
- Wade.
- I wasn't expecting you till later.
- Yeah, I know.
- Hey, Ava.
- Hey, Ava.
- Look at these guys.
- Wanna check out my new
- gaming studio?
- Yeah, sure. Yeah. Come on.
- Hey.
- Oh, look at you, you're so...
- pregnant.
- Thank you, Daddy.
Hey, you look stunning.
- Oh, thank you.
- And about to pop any second.
I know, right?
And I still have another month to go.
- Pregnancy looks good on you, sis.
- Thank you, bro. Hey, Daddy.
Where's Mom? Is she still in the car?
- She didn't call you?
- No.
Oh, the cell service
is terrible up there.
- Up where? What's going on?
- Your mom's stuck in Utah.
There was an avalanche on the highway
and nobody can get in
or out of the resort
until they clear it away.
- Oh, no.
- Was anybody hurt?
- Thankfully, no.
- Well, how long
is it gonna take to clear?
Nobody knows,
but looks like a pretty major slide.
What about you, guys?
Are you all settled into your rental?
You're not gonna believe this,
but a pipe burst.
- What?
- Whole main floor flooded.
We didn't even try moving in.
And, at this point,
we got nowhere else to go.
I mean, don't worry.
We've got plenty of rooms here
and we'd be happy to have you.
- Of course. We'll make it work.
- Thank you, guys.
They could have added
some color in here.
So, what's going on
with these decorations?
We've just been so focused
on getting ready for the baby
and we didn't want to do too much
for Christmas this year.
That's a good one, Jacquie.
- You almost had me.
- What?
Don't worry, J.
We'll clean up everything
before we leave, I promise.
And we've got
to be very careful not to break
you know, Marchelle's angel.
Let's go get it.
I'm gonna go put this
- little one down.
- Yes, go...
- Okay.
- Just go.
I love you.
And there goes
our quiet little Christmas.
I don't think
this is Jacquie's style.
What are you, kidding?
What are you talking about?
It's hilarious.
Besides, the kids are getting older.
I needed to up my game.
Well, it looks like it's all for us
to enjoy this year.
Yeah. Actually, there's an old man
who lives up the road.
I've tried introducing myself
a couple times but...
- Well, that's too bad.
- Allow me.
Nice to get to know your neighbors.
Sometimes, you even marry 'em.
If you're lucky.
We're here!
The holidays can start now.
I don't know, man. It was his idea.
- Oh, Daddy, no, you didn't.
- Didn't what?
Just make Christmas
ten times more lit?
- Did I use "lit" right?
- No, you didn't.
- And Jacquie's gonna hate that.
- No, she's not.
Yes, she is.
- I think it looks dope.
- Thank you, Royce.
Now, get over here
and give your granddad a hug.
- Good stuff, good stuff.
- Sorry we're late, Dad.
You know, work's just been
a little hectic.
- Very busy.
- You make me proud, Ki.
Thanks, Dad.
I'm sorry, sweetie.
I didn't mean to make you cry.
No... no.. I don't know
what's wrong with me.
I've just been
an emotional wreck lately.
You know, I'm probably just overtired
from working so hard, you know?
Everyone's inside.
They're waiting for us. Come on.
No... no, you guys go ahead.
I've got a phone call to make. Quick.
- You okay?
- I'm okay, yeah.
- You sure you're okay?
- I'm okay, I'm okay, yeah.
It's Kiara Liddle, calling again.
My sister's baby shower
is in three days
and I really need you to confirm
that everything is all set
and ready to go.
You know, I hired you guys
because I was stressing out
with everything going on, and now,
you're stressing me out.
Call me back, please.
Please, no, seriously, call me back.
I didn't know Marchelle knew
how to ski.
Yeah, yeah, well,
she always wanted to learn
so, she and her friends took off
to Utah
- on a ski getaway.
- Yes.
Oh, that reminds me,
I should be filming some of this.
She said she didn't want
to miss a thing.
Then you should turn the camera
this way, Dad
'cause we have some big news
to share.
You guys all know
that I was adopted, and...
because of that, I've always wanted
to give the gift of family
to another child.
That's really sweet.
We filled out
all the paperwork last spring
and now our dream
is actually coming true.
We're adopting a little boy
this January.
- Congratulations.
- Oh, we 're gonna have babies
- at the same time.
- Oh, I know.
Hey, Mom. Can Royce sleep over?
Oh, honey, we didn't bring
any of your stuff.
Oh, don't worry about that.
You can borrow whatever you need.
- Yes.
- Hold that thought.
- Now.
- Gotta go.
Remember all the fun sleepovers
we used to have?
I was gonna wait
till Christmas, but...
- Yes.
- Can you grab the top there?
- Okay.
- What is that?
Now seems like
the perfect time. Royce?
- That looks so cool.
- Pajamas for everyone.
- Jacquie?
- Yes?
We should have
our own sleepover tonight.
You, me, and Treena.
- Let's do it.
- Yes.
- Yes.
- Except, I'm not sleeping
in the middle this time.
You're the middle child.
Know your place.
Let me see...
Does anyone know
any scary Christmas stories?
- Scary Christmas stories?
- Yeah.
there's an old man
who lives down the street
who never leaves his house.
- What do you mean by "never"?
- I've never seen him.
His curtains are always closed.
And he hasn't put up
any Christmas lights.
He never has any visitors except
for the grocery delivery guy.
And the man who took away his piano.
Maybe he's a fugitive
hiding from the cops.
Or maybe he's just
in witness protection.
- Oh, yeah.
- I wonder what happened?
Whatever it is,
it must be something really bad.
- Josh.
- Josh, what's the heck?
- It's not funny.
- We're telling scary stories.
It's what you do.
Only the finest for you two.
- Here we go.
- Thank you.
All right.
- Cheers, guys.
- To another Christmas
with the Liddles.
May it be uneventful and drama-free.
That would be a first.
What's the name
of your new restaurant?
Colette's Bistro.
I'm doing my grandma's recipes
but with a modern twist.
- That's awesome. Congratulations.
- Thanks, man.
So, a new restaurant and a new baby,
all at the same time.
Yeah, it's a lot, you know
but we're gonna get a nanny
and we'll make it work.
Your parents
must be really proud of you.
Actually, growing up,
my parents only cared about academics
and putting degrees after your name,
like Chris over here
but it was my grandma
who actually encouraged me
to follow my passion,
and pursue a career in cooking.
Still, they must be proud
of you by now.
I mean, they're flying back
from Morocco for opening night
- so, I hope so.
- Nice.
- Will be good to see them again.
- Congrats to you, man.
- You got your own baby on the way.
- Thanks.
We're so excited.
But don't get me wrong,
I love my girls to death, but...
I always wanted
a little boy, you know?
- You picked a name yet?
- We're gonna call him Marcus
after my dad.
I owe that man a lot.
I see you and Kiara
are still going strong.
You could definitely say that.
What happened to the guy
who didn't believe in love?
Yeah, you were right.
I didn't know what I was missing
until Kiara came into my life.
- I'm happy for you.
- Thanks, man.
So, what's next?
I'm looking to make it official.
I got the ring right here
and all I gotta do is talk
to Marchelle and Wade first.
All right. Well,
why are you so nervous?
Didn't both of you get nervous
before you popped the question?
Okay, fair enough.
I just don't always know
what Kiara's thinking.
We all know she can be unpredictable.
I mean, what if she says no?
All right, well, let's see it.
Show us the ring.
It took me a while, okay, to find it.
- She might say no.
- Yeah, definitely say no to that.
Sorry, man.
You guys are the worst.
So, how's work going?
- It's been a little stressful.
- Yeah.
We've been trying
to relaunch the website
with innovative AI functionality
but the backend DB
keeps crashing in Beta.
Oh, I don't know what you just said.
What does that mean?
I'm sorry.
So, basically, the project
that I've been working on
for the past two years
has been extremely delayed
and we've been trying
to have it operational
by the time I go on maternity leave.
Yeah, that sounds like a lot.
Plus, we have Josh and Coco
every other week
and Tyler is going to be super-busy
with the new restaurant
and I don't know where that leaves us
time for each other.
Oh, honey. Okay, no doubt,
things are gonna be different...
but you can still find the magic
in those little moments
between the big moments.
The most important thing
is that you need to make time
to take care of yourself.
Yes, 'cause if you don't take care
of yourself
you are useless to everyone else.
And I'm talking,
it's the little... things
like, if he lets you sleep in
or a spontaneous foot massage.
- Feet are gross.
- What's wrong with feet?
I love a good foot massage.
As a matter of fact,
if you wouldn't mind.
You get your stinky feet
- away from me.
- Careful.
I'm nauseous
and those feet did not help.
Let me get this straight.
- You've been extra tired lately.
- Emotional.
- Nauseous.
- What?
I've got some extra home pregnancy
tests left in the bathroom.
No way. I'm not pregnant!
I can't believe I'm pregnant.
- Oh, I'm so excited.
- You sure?
I took two.
- I'm pregnant.
- We're having babies
at the same time!
Get him, Coco.
Watch out for the Lego.
What's goin' on in here, huh?
- Oh, I'm so sorry.
- No, you didn't.
Okay, guys, I need backup.
Get in here. It's war!
Let's go.
Boys versus girls!
Hey, wait a second.
I don't have my pillow yet.
Do you guys have anything
healthy for breakfast?
- Morning.
- Morning.
So, I just got off the phone with Mom
and we all know she's normally
the one to organize everything
but, since she's not here,
she gave me a list
of some Christmas activities
she wants us all to do.
- Like what?
- Like, for starters
today we're going ice skating.
Oh, my gosh, no way.
I love ice skating!
Yeah, that sounds like fun.
Yeah, we can go to that rink
by the movie theater.
This should be interesting.
I haven't been skating in years.
Oh, you can hold my hand for balance.
Who's gonna hold your hand?
- Excuse you.
- Wow, baby, this is a huge list.
I know, but it's important to my mom
- and it makes it important to me.
- Well, why don't we do this?
Why don't we have
the restaurant cater
the Christmas dinner?
That's one less thing to worry about.
Good idea.
I could never do justice
to my mom's cooking anyway.
This is the part where you say,
"No, honey, that's not true."
- I mean, it's kinda true.
- Go away.
Yes, ma'am.
So, is everything set
for the baby shower?
Because after the wedding fiasco,
I want this to go off without a hitch
and Jacquie's really
looking forward to it.
I know she is
and everything is under control.
- All right.
- Okay.
Good morning, everybody.
I got some Christmas donuts
for everyone.
Hey, now, I love donuts.
That's what I heard.
Old-fashioned glazed, right?
- Yeah, that's the one.
- Okay.
This is the kind of thing
we're up against, huh?
How do you think
he got through med school?
Wade, mind if you and I just...
I wanna chat with you.
Hey, Chris, what do you think
about us adopting a baby?
- I think that's a fantastic idea.
- Thank you.
Do you think you'd want
to have a baby someday?
Of course.
Then I can use the carpool lane.
What, you can't drive in that lane
if you're alone.
You're gonna end up alone, man.
- Keep love strong and going.
- I think I got a hang of it.
I feel pretty good about it.
Look at Josh.
Coco. She's such a little master.
Oh, careful. Careful. Are you okay?
I'm good.
There's something I wanna talk
to you about.
So, you know I love hanging out
with you, right?
Yeah, same here.
Especially our weekend workouts
and coming to watch all your games.
You yell louder than all
the other parents combined.
- Is that a good thing?
- Yeah.
Are you sure? 'Cause you give me
this look sometimes like...
- "Yo, keep it down over there."
- Nah, it's all good.
Okay, good.
So, what I wanted to talk
to you about is...
I plan on proposing to your mom,
and I just wanted to make sure
- that you were okay with it first.
- Of course, I'm okay with it.
- Yeah!
- Yeah? Okay. Cool.
Wait, so does that mean
we're moving into your house?
I hope so. But your mom
has gotta say yes first.
Wait, and does that mean
I can have your game room?
Listen to you. Okay
Yeah, okay.
But it's gonna be "our" game room.
- Yeah.
- All right? All right.
This is between you and me, okay?
Your mom doesn't know
I'm gonna propose to her.
- So, don't say anything, okay?
- All right, all right.
I'll be watching you.
Oh, look at these two.
Look at these two.
Oh, yeah, they're so cute.
- Looking good, Daddy.
- Oh, yeah... yeah.
It's all coming back to me now.
- It's all coming back to me now.
- Enjoying it.
You guys are looking good
in your fancy coats.
Thank you. Another one
of Kiara's fabulous designs.
- Faux fur, of course.
- Of course, of course. Okay.
- Be careful, Daddy.
- Hold on to the railing, Daddy.
I don't need no animal rights
activists coming after me.
- Fabulous faux fur.
- Yes.
Purposely fabulous.
- Fabulous with a purpose.
- I like that.
- I love that.
- Such a smart lady you are.
- Hey
- Hi.
Aren't you coming skating?
- Nah, I don't think so.
- Why not?
Well, it's very icy out there.
- That's because it's ice.
- See, that's the thing.
- It's... I like ice in my drink.
- Okay, that's too bad.
I was really looking forward
to having a skating buddy.
Well, honey,
I don't even have any skates on.
Oh, that's okay. Come on.
- I'll get you some.
- I'm drinking hot chocolate.
- I'll take it.
- Oh, don't be ridiculous.
You're already filming for Daddy
and you shouldn't have
to do everything, J.
You really don't want
to go skating, huh?
What was that?
He just wanted to have
a cute little moment with you
and you totally blew him off.
I just feel really weird
being around him
with this big elephant
over our heads.
- In the room.
- What?
The elephant.
It's not hanging over your heads
- it's in the room.
- Okay, listen
you know what I was trying
to say, okay?
I don't know why
you just can't tell him.
Chris has always
been really great with Royce.
We just never had any conversation
about having kids
and I have no idea
how he's gonna react.
Well, there's only one way
to find out.
Leave Royce with us tonight,
invite Chris over and tell him.
He deserves to know. Stop worrying.
He's gonna be so excited. You'll see.
- I'm just really scared.
- Of what?
I don't want to mess this up.
I know.
You're good at that.
See, why you gotta bring that up?
- I'm not trying to mess it up, okay?
- You won't. You won't mess it up.
You won't mess it up.
I promise.
- Dad, come skate with us.
- Know what, baby?
I think I'm good right here.
- You're no fun.
- I know. I know.
- Bye.
- Hey, don't go too fast, now.
Hey. What are you doing here, man?
Why aren't you skating with Kiara?
- Hello, guys.
- I don't know, man.
She's acting all weird
all of a sudden.
Like she's trying
to avoid me or something.
- And why would she do that?
- I don't know.
Maybe she found out
that I was gonna propose
and so she's maybe sending me
these messages not to do it.
I'm sure that's not what it is, man.
She's got a business that's booming
she's prepping a baby shower
it's Christmastime, you know,
that's a lot on her plate.
Maybe you're right.
You know what it is?
It's that ring you got in your pocket
that's burning a hole through it,
makes you overthink things.
You're a philosopher now? All right.
You know, maybe I should
just ask Wade right now.
You know what?
Maybe now's not the best time.
Yeah, you're right.
You need some training wheels
for those?
'Cause I can go get some
and come back.
You need to just leave.
- That's what you need to do.
- I will. I'll be back.
- You'll still be here.
- Come and get Jacquie.
I'm going. I'm making a run for it.
Making a run for it.
What ya doin'?
Well, I just put this crib together.
What do you think?
What are those for?
You know, the manufacturer,
he always includes extras.
Yeah, I don't think
that's right, Dad.
Maybe you should ask
Grandpa Wade for help.
No way. Listen, I got this.
- Take a look.
- Okay.
So, is it true you're only going
to speak to the baby in French?
Well, I'm gonna try.
We'll see how it goes.
So, why did we
stop speaking French?
Because you kept
answering me in English.
I wouldn't want that either, Coco.
Do you want to help me lift this crib
and put it in the corner?
All right. On three.
This is why you need
to stick to restaurants, Dad.
What's Grandpa Wade
doing right now?
I'll get him.
Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas.
Uh-oh. This looks serious.
It is serious.
What I mean is...
I'm seriously in love with Kiara
and I want to spend the rest
of my life with her
and it would mean everything to me
knowing that you would give me
your blessing to marry her.
I'm sorry,
but I can't do that, Chris.
Of course, you have my blessing.
- I can't wait to tell Marchelle.
- Can I get on that call?
Because I really want
to speak to her, too.
Of course, of course. She'd love
to welcome you into the family, man.
Thanks, but, you know,
Kiara has to say "yes" first.
Good point.
Very good point,
'cause she's turned down
the last five proposals.
Five? No, she never really told...
Gotcha. No, it was only three.
Aren't these pretty?
- They look good.
- Okay.
This mailbox is full
and cannot accept messages
at this time. Goodbye.
Everything okay?
Yeah, yeah, just confirming
some final details for the shower.
I can't wait to see
what you've come up with.
You've been so secretive
about everything.
Me too.
I mean, you know, how it all looks
when it all comes together.
- You know?
- I was just telling Jacquie
how important it is
to have a birth plan.
Definitely. Now,
you do have a bag packed
to ready to go at the door, right?
Not yet. The baby's not due
for another month.
Are you planning on supplementing
with formula?
- Because that is what I did.
- Oh, same here.
Now, most importantly right now
what kind of music are you gonna play
during your delivery?
There's supposed to be music playing?
We're talking about the first sound
your baby hears outside of the womb.
Now, trust, you don't want it
to be you hollering
and crying and carrying on, okay?
Sorry to interrupt, ladies.
Baby, you got a moment?
Of course.
"Is there supposed
to be music playing?"
She has no idea what she's in for.
She ain't got the music.
I mean, I see all those books
beside her bed.
She ain't got the music.
I just thought you needed
some rescuing.
Thank you, babe.
Do you need anything else?
- Yes.
- What's that?
Do you think I'm ready for this baby?
Of course, we are.
Say something to me in French.
- I love you.
- We're in this together.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Oh, God. My stuff.
- Hey.
- Hi, sweetheart.
Move all of this stuff.
Yeah, you need your own workspace.
You know, a real design studio.
Believe me, I know.
There's something really important
I need to tell you
and I just want to get it all
out of the way... right now.
What's all of this?
I wanted you and I to have a nice,
romantic dinner tonight together.
I got us some Chinese food
from Hong's Palace.
I see. Nothing says romance
like candlelight and a little MSG.
Oh, I went by
the party-planning place
and it's completely empty.
I've been calling them for days,
and nobody will call me back.
Looks like they're out of business.
They're supposed
to be handling the baby shower.
- What am I supposed to do now?
- Don't worry, we'll figure it out.
But the baby shower's in two days.
You know what?
I need to start making
some phone calls.
Hey, hey, stop it. Stop it.
We still have enough time
to put something together.
I can't believe I'm gonna be
letting Jacquie down... again.
You're not.
Everything is gonna be okay.
I promise.
So, now, what did you want
to tell me that was more important
than this Kung Pao shrimp?
That's still your favorite, right?
Yeah, I'm not hungry.
Oh, okay.
Let's just go right into
the fortune cookies.
Pick a cookie.
- Any cookie you want.
- Yeah, I'm not feeling well, babe.
Why? What's wrong?
that's what I wanted
to talk to you about.
I'm not feeling well because...
Excuse me.
- You okay?
- Yeah.
Will you marry me?
All right.
Wait, hold up. Shower is tomorrow,
but nothing's been done?
Well, why can't the three of us
put something together?
- I mean, how hard could it be?
- Right?
Right, I could see if my staff
can cater and bartend, yeah.
Weren't ugly Christmas sweaters
on Mamachelle's list?
We can get everyone
to wear one of those.
We're also supposed
to be playing games.
Well, what kind of games? Like?
- How about beer pong?
- Yeah...
Listen, we need to do
some more research.
What are we doing about a cake?
I can have my pastry chef
make us one.
Looks to me like you've been
hanging out a lot
with your pastry chef.
Very nice. So I put on a few.
It happens to a lot of dudes
who have one on the way.
- Never happened to me.
- Not gonna happen to me.
Yeah, you keep joking
but I'll still, you know
kick your butt all around here.
Let's go, then.
But I suggest you taping up
them swollen ankles first.
- Don't worry about my ankles.
- Hey.
Nobody told me you guys were playing.
Yo, jump in. We'll play two-on-two.
Well-seasoned and well-fed
versus us two strapping, young men.
Actually, I want Wade on my team.
That is some impressive
sucking up, man.
- Seriously, dude.
- Nope.
I just want to be
with the best player on the court.
Okay, I'm gonna enjoy
playing favorites.
Watch his hand. Watch his hand.
Watch out.
You guys need to take notes.
This guy got something to prove.
He's got something to prove!
- That's you. That's you.
- Here.
It's all you, baby.
Oh, shakin' and bakin'.
- That's out. It's our ball.
- You got this, Tyler, you got this.
Give it to KG here, come on.
Oh, yeah. That's a foul.
- That's a foul.
- You call that?
- My house, my rules.
- Okay. Yeah, let's stop.
What y'all got?
- Come on, Gramps.
- It's, like, 20 to 3.
Is it? Take some of this.
Here you go.
- Jump ball... jump ball.
- This ain't football.
Jump ball.
You been in the kitchen too long.
That's what that is.
Been in the kitchen too long.
- Check the ball?
- It's starting to get embarrassing.
Those cute phone cases
are just for the kids.
- But what if I want one?
- No.
What y'all doing?
Well, we're still trying
to figure out the stocking stuffers.
I can't remember
if Mom wrapped them first or not.
- I think she wraps everything.
- Guys, she'll never know.
- She ain't coming.
- I'll know.
- Let's wrap them first.
- Y'all have fun with that.
I'm eating for two now,
and Mama needs another snack.
Okay, stop right there.
- How'd it go with Chris?
- Oh, yeah.
- I still haven't told him yet.
- Why not?
Well, when I was about to tell him...
- Yeah?
- I threw up.
- That's not cute at all.
- I know, Jacquie.
I'm just sayin'.
what if this
isn't what he really wants?
I mean, what if this is all too soon?
What if it's not?
I think you're stressing
over nothing.
Yeah and I've seen
the way Chris looks at you
and he is gonna be thrilled.
And you're our sister
and we love you.
Whatever happens, we're here for you.
That's right.
I just wonder what Mom would say.
Mom would say,
"You should stop worrying so much
and focus on what a joy this is."
- And she'd be right.
- She would.
Where would I be without you guys?
You would be incomplete.
Just like us.
JJ, I've got to tell you something.
- What?
- You know how I promised
to throw you the most beautiful,
magical Christmas baby shower ever?
And I'm still gonna do that,
but, see the thing is...
The thing is... the thing is that,
you know, the boys and I
we've been feeling
a little bit left out
from the baby shower,
so, we're gonna get more involved
and put our own spin on things.
- Right, Kiara?
- Right.
- Are you sure?
- Yeah... yeah. It's gonna be epic.
- Epic.
- Carry on.
- Epic?
- Just you wait.
Gotta see it to believe it.
Yeah, I'm gonna go check on Hailey.
She's always sleeping.
I don't trust that one bit.
All right, so there's this game
where you can't say the word "baby"
- for the whole party.
- Or what?
Or you lose a clothespin.
I mean, who cares
about losing a clothespin?
Look, I didn't make up
these rules, man.
There's also
a "what's in the diaper?" game
- called "Diaper Surprise."
- Ew, let's not play that.
Yo, can we just move on
to the food and booze part?
Okay, this article suggests
serving bite-sized appetizers
and hors d'oeuvres.
Like nachos.
Yo, let's have a build-your-own
nachos bar.
- Yo, should we make piatas?
- Hey, great idea.
Hey, man.
This ain't no five-year-old birthday,
all right?
This is for my wife.
So, no piata?
- No.
- But nachos?
- Maybe.
- Okay.
Okay, everyone, let me
get a picture with your toys.
Say "cheese."
To send to Grandma. Coco Bean.
Daddy, did you find a place
to drop the toys off?
The fire station. They're collecting
for a local children's charity.
Perfect. Cross that off the list.
Now, we still have
to do something nice for a stranger.
Does anyone have any ideas?
We have way more candy canes
than we need.
We could give some
to that old guy down the road.
- That's a great idea, Ava.
- Oh, wait.
- What do we still need to do?
- We still have to do
something crafty, throw an ugly
Christmas sweater party
make some fancy hot chocolate,
play family Pictionary
and be on the lookout
for a Christmas angel miracle.
That's such a long list.
Well, Grandma just wanted
to make sure we didn't miss out
on the best parts of Christmas.
And she wanted us to remember
what the season is really all about
giving, caring,
and appreciating each other.
- And eating cookies.
- And...
eating cookies.
I'm really excited about Christmas.
What do you guys want for Christmas?
Me? I want mystery books.
Oh, some more video games
- would be awesome.
- That's true.
- What kind?
- Come on, you have enough.
But I need the new ones. The old ones
- are getting old, you know?
- Or do you want
to get the blue ones?
- Those, maybe. I...
- Seriously?
- Oh, snap. The sign.
- You guys, come on.
- We're good here.
- Seriously?
Okay, fine.
Here we go.
Go away! Get off my porch!
Guys, run!
Hey... hey, what happened?
He wouldn't open the door
and he yelled at me to go away.
For some people,
this time of year is very hard.
- I love Christmas.
- Well, of course you do.
You're from a big family
who loves you.
- Not everybody's that lucky.
- That's sad.
It's very sad. That's why even though
it might be hard sometimes
we need to be kind to people
even when they're not
necessarily kind back.
Let's get the toys ready
for the toy drive.
Look how cute this diaper bag is.
Jacquie's gonna love it.
Can we make
the nursery football-themed?
What if Marcus doesn't like football?
Why you gotta crush
my dreams like that?
I'm just saying.
I mean, maybe he'll like football
or maybe he'll like science
or maybe he'll love ballet.
Whatever it is,
let's just give him a chance
to figure it out for himself.
I'm definitely ordering
this Chargers mobile for his crib.
Did you hear me?
Planning on letting me win this time?
No way.
That would go against everything
you ever taught me.
I suppose that's true.
Thanks for spending
so much time with the kids.
Oh, you don't have
to thank me for that.
I wanna spend time with my grandkids.
That's what Christmas
is all about, right?
Were you...
nervous when you first became
a parent?
Did you feel... ready?
You know what I remember?
I remember when I first looked
in your eyes.
Brought you in and put you in my arms
and suddenly, this...
wave of pure love just came over me.
I'd never felt anything
like that before.
Trust me. You'll know
what I'm talking about soon enough.
- You all right?
- You never told me
that story before.
- No?
- No.
Maybe because nothing's ever changed.
I mean, I feel exactly the same way
about you every time I look at you.
I love you, Daddy.
I love you, too, sweetie.
Now, let me think.
Everyone cries when I beat them.
Sit up.
- You sure you want to do that?
- I am absolutely sure.
Trying to psych me?
Yeah, that was...
That's it. I'm only playing
with Ava from here on out.
Hailey can hold on to her pieces.
Those candy canes have been sitting
on his "Welcome" mat all day.
More like, "Unwelcome mat."
He probably never even opened
the door.
I wonder if he ever opens the door.
You know, it's sad to think
that he might not have any family.
- Really sad.
- We just need to show him
a little Christmas kindness,
that's all.
Yeah, and then his heart
will grow three times bigger
just like the Grinch.
Maybe tomorrow we can each
write him a Christmas card
with holiday wishes in them.
Great idea.
What's the point
if he won't even open the door?
I know. We could use my drone
to drop them off.
That way, he'll hear them coming,
and open the door for sure.
- First place.
- Nah. Dang it, second.
All we need now is some wine,
but I don't think I can get up.
Yeah, I'm okay.
You know,
I don't want any wine anyway.
What? Since when?
You know how last summer...
I said no to Royce and I
moving in with you?
I know that's not
what you wanted to hear
but, I only said no
because I wanted to do things
more traditional this time, you know?
Like Jacquie and Tyler did.
- But...
- But what?
things don't always go as planned.
Are you saying
what I think you're saying?
What do you think I'm trying to say?
That you've changed your mind
about moving in?
Well, I mean, yes.
Well, that's not
exactly what I was trying to say.
Don't you two look cute and cozy?
- Hey, Julian.
- Hey, Julian.
Everyone's gone to bed,
but I'm wide awake.
You guys don't mind
if I hang a little, do you?
No, no, not at all. Not at all
- It's perfect timing.
- Yeah, take a seat.
- Check out all those stars.
- Too bad Treena's not here with me.
This is... this is so romantic.
Treena, you got some hand cream?
Yeah, help yourself.
It's in the bathroom.
Girl, where is your baby at?
- She's sleepin'.
- She always sleepin'.
- Is she okay?
- I think she's just going through
a growth spurt.
What are you gonna wear
to the baby shower?
I don't know yet.
I heard Chris tell someone
on the phone
to wear their best
ugly Christmas sweater.
No, he did not.
Well, throwing
an ugly Christmas sweater party
was on Mom's to-do list, so...
Yeah, but not as part
of Jacquie's baby shower.
I'm trying my best, okay?
I really had a plan.
Girl, tell me
everything's gonna be okay.
And actually, mean it?
Jacquie's gonna kill me.
She ain't gonna wanna be
my sister no more.
Kiara. I mean, Julian knows nothing
about baby showers.
Here, Josh, let me help.
That's kinda cute.
It's pretty good. Come on, guys.
On your face.
Come on, you got this.
Let me get a picture
of this little operation.
Does this count
as "do something crafty"?
I'd say so. Oh, speaking of
I got a text from Grandma last night,
and she told me to tell you
how very proud she is of all of you.
Wait, what happens
if we don't finish her list in time?
Oh, no, that's not an option.
There's only one day left
till Christmas.
- J, you ready?
- Yeah, let's go.
Ava, your aunties and I need to do
some last-minute Christmas shopping.
Can you keep an eye on your sister?
She's just napping.
- Yes, Mom.
- Girl, put that thing away.
You're on that thing
more than a teenager.
- Leave me alone.
- Okay, let's go.
Okay. Mine now.
- Kiara.
- Kiara.
It's time to have fun now.
- No...
- I really need to, Kiara.
What are you guys writing, exactly?
Just something that'll make him smile
so, he won't feel so alone.
- I'm done, too.
- Okay, put them in this box.
- Josh, you done?
- Yep.
- Done.
- Wait, I have an idea.
- Okay, so...
- This is perfect.
- Special delivery.
- That one turns it off, right?
- Now, this looks good.
- Got it. Let's go.
She's a magic angel
and everyone could use a little magic
at Christmas time.
And now, we just have to make sure
that she comes back safely.
- Why are you looking at me?
- Here we go. Let's go.
- This looks amazing.
- Look at this, man.
- You got this, Josh.
- Let's just hope it works.
- We have lift-off.
- It's working!
Oh, my gosh.
You got it, Josh. Let's go.
It's going. Yes!
Now, for the tricky part,
coming in for a landing.
Here, you do it.
- What?
- Guys.
- What'd you do?
- What did I do?
Oh, no. I can see it right there.
- Grandmachelle's angel, too.
- Josh, just run.
I bet you can get there
and back in, like
I don't know, 30 seconds.
He won't even see you,
his curtains are closed.
Guys, it's Dad.
He's wondering where we are,
and it's time for the baby shower.
- You got this.
- Come on, Josh.
- Sprint.
- Yeah.
Careful, Josh.
- Hey!
- Oh, my...
- Josh, run!
- Hurry up.
- Run!
- Wait for me.
- Keep your eyes closed, JJ.
- I am.
- I promise my eyes are closed.
- Okay, careful...
- Okay.
- Keep going, keep going.
- What are you guys up to?
- Keep going.
- Okay.
- Keep going.
- All right, right here.
- Okay.
Open your eyes, now.
- Kiki...
- Yeah.
Oh, my gosh.
Hi! Hi.
What can I say, you know?
Nice job.
- Oh, my gosh.
- What can I say?
I love it. This is incredible.
The guest of honor.
Thank you, ladies.
I'll take it from here.
Thank you for coming.
- Oh, my gosh.
- And you came
with my precious little Bernadette.
We can call her Bernie for short.
Not happening.
- Mimosa?
- Virgin mimosa, but okay.
All right,
so we have all these activities.
Can you explain this?
- Stroller races.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
- Okay, seems exciting.
- Yeah, the boys love it.
- They seem to.
Oh, my goodness. Okay.
As you can see, it's pretty intense.
- No, it looks ridiculous.
- Yeah.
Don't touch him. Don't touch him.
- It's intense.
- It's super intense.
Over here, we have a station
where people can paint baby onesies
and hang 'em on a string.
Okay, oh, my God,
that one is actually really cute.
- Yeah?
- We should use it.
Oh, it looks like I'm winning that.
- No, it's gonna to be a girl...
- No, I'm winning.
Hi. Good to see you.
- Hi. A nacho bar?
- Yes.
Oh, you love me.
- You really love me.
- I do.
I love you very, very much.
Okay, now, what is this?
You know what?
I forgot what this is called.
I didn't know how many weird games
there were in baby showers.
- Yeah.
- But you know what?
- Let's go inside.
- Okay.
- Yeah?
- Let's go.
She's gonna be spoiled.
Yes, he is.
- Still sticking to that, huh?
- Yes, I am.
Oh, my gosh.
I can't believe y'all did all this.
- It's so nice, right, Daddy?
- Looks nice in here.
Thank you.
Oh, my gosh.
Oh, the shoes. They're so cute.
- Let's take a picture.
- Yeah.
Grab you a hat.
- You always look great in hats.
- Yes. Why, thank you.
- Ready?
- Always.
- One more?
- Yes.
You like that? You don't like that?
If you like it, I love it.
Thank you for all this.
I love everything.
I'm happy you like it.
Tickle, tickle.
- Are you sure about this?
- Yeah.
Just as a decoy
until we can get the angel back.
Let's just hope that no one
has noticed
that the angel's gone missing.
I'm so glad Grandma isn't here.
She'd notice and she would be
really upset with us.
- Yeah, she would.
- We really need to get it back.
Don't worry, we will.
Come on, let's go put this star
on our tree.
Singing, singing to the baby.
Singing to the baby.
- A lullaby.
- Yes! Yes!
- Good job, babe.
- Yes.
Your turn.
- Y'all always win it.
- I know. I'm sorry.
Come on, Chris,
show 'em how it works.
- What?
- Singing to a baby.
Hey, why don't you just focus
on what you're about to do.
Let's try that.
- Here we go, Kiara.
- We got this.
Now, don't go embarrassing me
like you did outside.
It's okay, Chris.
Lord of the Rings. Yeah?
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend!
It's good, no? Okay.
Diamonds are Forever! Yeah?
- Stop. Stop. You can't use letters!
- Hey! You're cheating!
You can't...
That's not how you play the game.
She got it, oh.
- Oh, Kiara.
- Oh, my God.
- Go...
- Okay.
Here we go.
Kiara, you make me laugh...
you make me smile,
you make me crazy sometimes.
But most of all,
you bring so much love into my life
that it warms my heart...
and I can't imagine living
the rest of my life without you.
Which is why,
I'd hope you'd do me the honor
of becoming my wife.
There's just something
I have to tell you first.
I hope it's a little
three-letter word.
- But...
- It's not that.
- Yes.
- Don't leave him hanging.
Come on.
- You sure?
- Yes! Yes!
- Congratulations.
- Yes.
Oh, my gosh.
- I love you.
- I love you.
- I'm so happy for you, Mom.
- I'm so happy for us.
Me, too.
- Gaming room?
- Game room.
- Game room?
- Yeah.
- Come here and give me a hug.
- Help me up.
- My guy.
- Congrats, sis.
Wait, wait, let me see the ring.
- Mom!
- Let me see.
- Oh, honey, that was...
- Did you get all that?
Our youngest baby girl
is getting married.
- Where are you?
- Well, we're still here
but at least they're finally clearing
the highway.
I swear to you,
I will never take another trip
without my family, ever.
You just keep your phone charged
and by you.
You'll still be here with us.
You can't play music, right now.
Everyone's asleep.
It's okay.
How am I supposed to dance
with my beautiful wife
without any music on?
- Oh, is that what we're doing?
- Oh, yeah.
Now, usually, I'd say three's a crowd
but for you, I'll make an exception.
Well, somebody is smooth.
- You wanna hear it again?
- Yeah, say it again.
I love you like crazy.
- Okay, I believe you.
- Do you?
Merry Christmas.
Thank you.
Oh, careful. Be careful.
I don't know if these will be
as good as Mom's, but I tried.
- I'm sure it tastes amazing.
- Not as good as mine.
I hope you like it.
It's a liquid breakfast for me.
Thank you, baby.
A lease for a studio?
- What?
- I got you a one-year lease.
You deserve to have your own space.
And there's enough room for you
to hire employees.
Nice one, Chris.
- Thank you.
- Merry Christmas.
This is perfect.
And that one
is from your Aunt Treena and I.
This is the one
that I've always wanted.
- Do you like it?
- This is so cool.
It's cool, right?
- I told you she'd love it.
- Open it.
- That's amazing.
- That's just paper, just rip it.
This picture was taken
on opening night
- of my restaurant.
- I know.
The look on your grandmother's face
is everything.
Baby, this is amazing. Thank you.
You're welcome. I'm so proud of you.
Merry Christmas, babe.
It's my turn. Merry Christmas.
Well, at least we know
it's not clothes.
Don't be so sure.
- They're gonna look so cool.
- Did you make a mistake?
I think this is
for Tyler and Jacquie.
We're having a baby?
We're having a baby.
We're having a baby!
She's having a baby!
I think this is a Christmas
we will always remember.
Wait, I'm finally gonna be
a big brother.
- Yes!
- Yes!
Congratulations, baby.
I am so excited
and so happy for you both.
- Yes!
- Yes!
- Thanks, Mom.
- Thanks, Mamachelle.
Way to go, Chris.
- You're gonna be a daddy-o.
- Sorry.
I'm just gonna take this over here.
I'll be back in a sec.
- You did it.
- I did it.
Hey, Meghan.
I didn't expect to hear from you
on Christmas.
What is it?
Is there any way
she might change her mind?
Thanks for letting me know.
- The more Liddles, the merrier.
- Let's exchange gifts.
- You all right?
- So exciting.
- It was gonna be easy.
- Merry Christmas.
- I told you.
- Guys have gotta share your toys.
Wait, you knew?
- Yes.
- Excuse me.
Oh, my goodness. Okay.
Everyone, I need to talk to Mom. Mom.
Okay. Thank you, Daddy.
- Bye, Mamachelle.
- Hey, you okay, babe?
Yeah, I'm okay.
Isn't it cute?
- Okay.
- What's going on, baby girl?
I'm just getting a little nervous
about everything, I guess.
Oh, of course, you are. It's normal.
But listen, you have got
the best doctor at a top hospital
with Tyler by your side.
- You're going to be just fine.
- It's not just about giving birth.
I'm scared...
- I might not be a good mother.
- Oh, honey.
You know, I was never like Treena,
who couldn't wait to be old enough
to start babysitting or Kiara
with her baby doll collection...
who was always a natural with Royce.
I've read every parenting book
I can find, and...
I still feel like I don't know
what I'm doing.
It's true.
Not every woman is cut out
to be a mother.
- Mom.
- Oh, no... no.
But that's not true with you,
baby girl.
Listen, I have seen you
with your nieces
and your nephew, Coco and Josh.
You are going to be
an amazing mother.
And listen, I'm gonna share
a little secret with you.
No woman knows what she's doing
the first time around
not even Treena,
'cause it's scary, confusing
and you're going to mess up.
But eventually, it gets easier.
Listen, the best advice
that I can give you
is to always lead with love.
- I love you, Mom.
- Oh, I love you more.
Now, listen, I gotta run
because we're finally hitting
the road
- and getting off this mountain.
- Okay.
Drive safe.
That is one lucky baby
you're bringing into this world.
I hope you know that.
Yeah, I didn't want my staff
to work late on Christmas
so our Christmas dinner
will be more like a Christmas lunch.
If that's okay with you.
Of course, babe.
Now, all that's left
on the list to do
is be on the lookout
for a Christmas angel miracle.
We're still in our pajamas.
Should we go change now?
That's a great idea.
Why don't we get washed up,
then come back down and eat?
- Yes.
- And J, can I please
borrow an outfit from your closet?
Let's go find you something cute.
What was that about?
Come sit down.
Jessica changed her mind.
- She wants to keep her baby.
- What?
I don't believe this.
She was so sure
this is what she wanted.
I know.
We always knew there was a chance
this could happen.
Are you okay?
To be honest...
I'm heartbroken for us, but...
there's a part of me
that's... happy for her.
I think we should keep this
to ourselves at least for today.
Yeah... yeah. I agree.
I'll be right back.
Come in.
- Are you sure you wanna wear that?
- Yeah. I love it.
And look it fits me perfectly.
So, what did you wanna show me?
Well, I made a Christmas present
for the baby
but it was so big that I don't know
how to wrap it.
Honey, this is beautiful
and so thoughtful.
We'll hang it up
in the nursery tomorrow.
Seriously, Coco, thank you.
I already know you're gonna be
an awesome big sister.
Well, I had some practice with Josh.
Wanna have a seat?
So, pretty soon
you're gonna see me spending
a lot of time helping out
with the baby...
but I don't want you to think
for a second...
that I love you or your brother
any less than I always have, okay?
Yeah, we understand.
Plus, babies are high maintenance.
Yes. Yes, they are.
Will you still have time
to play tennis with me?
Are you kidding, my little Serena?
Our marathon matches
are the highlight of my weekends.
- Mine, too.
- I love you, Coco.
And you know who else
would have loved you?
Your great-grandmother Colette,
who you were named after.
You actually remind me of her
in so many ways.
Well, she was generous...
she was loving.
Such a strong woman.
Determined. Some might say stubborn.
Is that familiar? But that smile.
You have the same smile
and that smile could breathe life...
into a house.
I really wish I could have met her.
She sounds fun.
I know, baby.
That's why I talk about her so much.
So we could keep her spirit alive.
So that it feels like she's with us
all the time.
- You ready to go eat?
- Yeah.
But I just want to say
that I'm not worried about the baby.
Any time I've needed you,
you've always been there for me.
You know that's never
gonna change, right?
- I love you.
- I love you, too, Daddy.
So good.
Like, all of it.
- Julian, can you pass the greens?
- Oh, yeah.
- Excuse my reach.
- Thank you.
Kids, did you see the corn bread?
Best thing about having
your Christmas meal at lunchtime
is you can have leftovers for dinner.
What I like about leftovers
is that you can take it
and put it between two pieces
of bread.
Baby that's called a sandwich.
- I know what a sandwich is.
- Son, can you pass me the gravy?
- Yeah.
- I know what a sandwich is.
- Thank you.
- Put this right here.
- There you go.
- I'll get that.
Hi. Can I help you?
I believe these belong to you.
Hey, everyone this is
our neighbor, Lyle.
- Hi.
- Look at what he returned.
Seems someone's expensive drone,
along with Mamachelle's angel
crash-landed in Lyle's yard, yet,
this is the first I'm hearing of it.
- Well, Dad, what happened was...
- Would you like to stay
- for Christmas lunch?
- Yeah.
You're more than welcome to join us.
Oh, that's very kind of you.
No, please, have a seat, Lyle.
Yeah. There's always room
for one more at the table.
Yes, please. Take Hailey's seat.
She's still sleeping.
Thank you. I'd love to.
I would also
like to thank whoever sent me
those Christmas cards.
I particularly liked the one
that asked,
"Why did Santa quit smoking?"
"It was bad for his elf."
Josh, you have got to stop
telling that lame joke.
- What?
- It's funny.
- No, it is not.
- Yes, it is.
Hey this is what I wanna know.
How did you get, this dressing
to taste just like Marchelle's?
I gave all her recipes
to my kitchen staff.
That way, a part of her can still be
with us for Christmas dinner.
Nice one, Tyler.
Oh, Julian, you'd better step up
your game.
You're falling behind in
the favorite son-in-law competition.
Easy, you're in last.
Still ahead of you.
It's okay, baby.
It's okay, baby.
There's collard greens down there,
there's turkey there.
Does anyone want some cornbread?
- Yes, please.
- Pass me some cornbread.
- Thank you.
- All right.
- That is so good.
- That is true.
We should go take this call.
- Be real quick.
- First one to bring me
- a sweet potato pie...
- I'll be right back.
gets second place.
- It's coming.
- Yeah?
- Yeah... yeah.
- Collision.
- All right.
- Thank you.
- Look at that.
- Look at that.
What'd she say?
I don't know yet. Let me open it.
Maybe Jessica changed her mind again?
"Dear Julian and Treena.
First, let me just say again
how very sorry I am about Marcus.
I know how crushed you must be.
I had another thought.
I wondered if you'd ever consider
adopting an older child.
There's a little boy I have in mind.
He's seven years old.
His name is Owen,
and he is just the most amazing kid
who, like all children,
deserves a loving family like yours."
She's attached a little bio
and a pic of him
and said that if we have
any other questions
or want to talk about it further,
that we should reach out to her.
We don't have to decide
anything right now.
Do you play?
I do. At least, I did.
My wife and I were performers.
My wife, Viola, was a jazz singer
and I would accompany her
on the piano.
Harmony to my melody.
I lost her last year.
Now that she's gone, just...
nothing feels the same.
I haven't wanted to play in months.
So, maybe...
now you'd like to try.
Wait, you know how to play piano?
Oh, my goodness,
please play something for us.
- Oh, my goodness, yes.
- Come.
Do us the honor?
It's just been sitting here,
waiting for somebody.
Thanks, Kiara.
You were supposed to learn.
- That was amazing, Lyle.
- You're so talented.
Thank you.
My wife used to have an angel
for our tree
that looked a bit like that.
And now she's an angel.
I'm sure she is.
And maybe she had a little something
to do with that drone
crashing into your yard
so that you'd come
have Christmas dinner with us.
Maybe she did.
And thank all of you for having me.
This has been very special.
- Yeah.
- I'll walk you out.
- Thank you.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
- We'll see you again, Lyle.
- Bye, Lyle.
- Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.
- Bye.
- Thank you.
- All right. Attention, everyone.
The kids want to put on
a dance routine
so everyone, grab a seat.
A dance routine.
- Okay, I see it.
- Got a little ditty.
Why, thank you.
When did this happen?
- Is Jacquie dancing?
- Daddy, I dance.
- Okay.
- I'll be careful.
You got this, Jacquie.
We've really enjoyed having you.
You can come over and play anytime.
Thank you. In fact,
I've been searching
for a piano teacher for Josh,
if you're interested.
Yeah, I'd be happy to teach him.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
Merry Christmas.
- Okay let's get this music cued up.
- Hit it, DJ.
- All right, you guys ready?
- Right, Royce?
- Okay.
- We got music?
- All right, here we go.
- All right, music coming in three...
I mean, I'm the chosen sister.
- I've got this.
- Two...
All right.
Hey are you okay?
You okay? Jacquie are you okay?
- Dad, it's happening.
- Okay, calm down.
It's okay.
- Put her down.
- You guys go.
- I'll stay with the kids.
- Where are the keys?
- I got them.
- Give us some space, kids.
- Give us some space.
- Where are my keys?
I have your keys.
And I told you to have a bag packed,
ready to go at the door.
- Call her doctor
- Call Mom.
- I'm calling her right now.
- Okay.
- Call my mom.
- I'm on it. Got it.
- Got it. Got it.
- You got this. You got this.
I'm timing the contractions
here, okay?
- Okay.
- Keep breathing.
- They're having a baby.
- Mamachelle. Contraction.
- Jacquie's going into labor.
- What? Now?
She's starting the contractions
right now.
- One...
- Calling the doctor.
That looks like two...
Hi, Jacquie. Nice to meet you.
My name is Dr. Lam
and I'm covering for Dr. McKenna
who went away
for the holidays with his family.
No! No, he did not.
He's supposed to be here
to deliver my baby.
Baby, it's okay.
- It's going to be okay.
- But she looks like
she should be home studying
for the SATs.
I know I look young,
but I promise you
- I know what I'm doing.
- See?
Now, what does
this beeping thing do again?
Kidding. I'll check back
in a few minutes.
She's funny.
No, she's not.
You're right, she's not.
Just breathe.
There she is.
- Where's Mom now?
- Oh, she's almost at the airport.
She's trying, sweetie. She's trying.
She's not gonna make it in time.
You know what? It's okay.
It's okay. Okay.
Okay. You want some Robitussin?
Is that eucalyptus?
Okay, she'll be all right.
- She'll be all right.
- Okay, thank you.
Those are pretty.
They smell great, too.
You wanna smell?
- No.
- No?
I'm gonna go grab a coffee.
All right?
How are you doing, J?
Can I get you anything?
Okay, I'm gonna try Mom again.
Okay. Okay.
You're doing great.
Mom, come on, pick up the phone.
Hey, Mom. Okay, turn the turn
the camera around.
- I know what I'm doing.
- To yourself.
Okay, here she is.
- Mom?
- Yes?
I don't think I can do this
without you.
Without me? I am right here.
Give me your hand.
Now, I want you
to take a deep breath.
That's right. Okay.
Try and relax.
All right, you got this, baby girl.
Yes, perfect, just like that.
Okay. Oh, okay. It's okay. Bye, Mom.
I'll get the doctor.
- I'm getting the doctor.
- Okay.
- I'm not going nowhere.
- You got this.
- Just remember to breathe.
- Yeah.
- Okay. Okay.
- You got this.
You got this, J.
- You're doing great.
- You got this.
Welcome to the world, little boy.
It's a boy. It's a boy.
- It's a boy.
- I was right, it's a boy, baby.
- It's a boy.
- We did it.
- We did it.
- I'm so proud of you.
Oh, my gosh.
Hi, there.
Oh, my gosh.
- What's wrong?
- I don't know.
We're not done here yet.
Hi, mama.
Do you see her face?
They're so tiny.
Jacquie, you see what I mean now?
- Yes.
- Jacquie?
Hi, Mom.
Meet your new grandbabies.
I can't believe it!
No wonder you got so big.
- She's got zero chill.
- None.
Oh, I'm sorry, baby, but it's true.
Oh, my goodness,
they are so precious.
- Like you.
- Baby girl, I am so proud of you.
I just want to sit back
and take a long, long look
at my little grandbabies.
I still can't believe you had twins.
Like, how did this happen?
Well, apparently she was hiding
behind her big brother
the whole time.
It's called hidden twin syndrome.
It's very rare that it doesn't get
picked up on the ultrasound.
And there it is right there.
That's our Christmas angel miracle.
You got it. And right on time.
You're right.
Oh, J, you did such a nice job.
You guys hit the jackpot
with this boy and girl thing.
Oh, my gosh, we have to get two
of everything.
- It's okay.
- I'll go to the store
right now and get it.
Honey, do you even know
what you're going
to the store to get?
I have no idea.
Do you know of this thing
called a car seat?
- A what? No. What...
- Oh, my goodness.
Why don't you come with me
and explain it to me?
I got you.
Our little ones.
Our new Liddle clan.
Double trouble.
Look at my little grandbabies.
Say hi, Josh.
Let him see your face.
Look at how gorgeous he is.
Just like his mom.
Thank you.
You were amazing today.
How are you feeling?
Like I just got hit by a train.
I'm exhausted
and I really need a hot shower.
That's funny, because to me,
you've never looked more beautiful.
Do you know what today is?
Besides Christmas
and our twins' birthday?
It's our wedding anniversary.
I know, I know.
I know... I know, sweetie.
You got me a fancy box.
- Oh, my gosh, it's gorgeous.
- There will always be time for us.
- There will.
- Happy anniversary.
Happy anniversary.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Wait, put it on, put it on.
- Yeah. Right.
- It's so pretty.
Okay. This is beautiful.
You're beautiful.
- Thank you, honey.
- You're welcome.
I decided not to give this to you
this morning, because...
really, it was a gift for Marcus.
But, maybe you can use it
for Ava and Hailey?
It was meant to be
for his first baby picture.
"Adopting one child
won't change the world
but for that child
the world will change."
Sometimes I think about
what would have happened
had my parents not adopted me.
There would have been
another lucky family.
But maybe not.
Who knows what would have happened?
This is still true, you know?
No matter how old he is.
What are you saying?
We could skip over the diapers
and no-sleep stage.
And the endless loads of laundry
and midnight trips to the pharmacy.
Let me see the e-mail.
What do you think?
It's a perfect fit.
- Oh, thank you, baby.
- Yeah, you can just put that...
Hi, sweetheart.
- Hi, baby girl.
- Come... Hailey.
- Hailey.
- Okay, I'll get her.
- I'll get her. I'll get her.
- Okay, you get her.
Easy, easy.
- It's the babies.
- Here they are.
Leo and Leah Liddle Brooks.
Oh, I love those names.
Welcome home, babies.
You're in good hands.
- Oh, thank you.
- We cleaned everything up.
Like, we were never even here.
Well, thank you for that.
You're next, Chris.
Think you can handle this?
Can't wait.
Mom, our TikTok video
with you going into labor
has already gotten
thousands of views!
That's great!
I know.
And Grandma's just about to take off.
Anybody want to say any last words
that she can hear
when she lands in LA?
Grandma, you missed everything.
Oh, no, she didn't.
She was right here with us
every step of the way.
- We love you, Mom.
- We love you, Mom.
- Love you.
- And you have
to come back soon, so that
you can meet your new grandbabies.
You know we will.
And you got to come see this baby.
- Okay.
- I love you, Mom.
Okay, time to hit the road.
Wait, we have to take
a family picture with the babies.
- Of course.
- Yeah, yeah.
- You're right.
- Of course.
It's their first Liddle Christmas.
- The little babies.
- We got to hit the road, though.
- All right.
- Gather in.
Can I hold my little sister, please?
Of course, you can.
- Grab the head.
- Okay.
Give her a little bounce.
- There you go.
- Now just flip it.
- Turn it around, Pops.
- Yeah, turn it around.
- The other way. Wait.
- Dad, the other way.
- Julian?
- Yeah.
- Right here?
- That's it.
- This gets harder every time.
- Everybody ready?
- Can everybody see them?
- Can you see the babies?
Yeah, I think. Yeah, I got them.
Everybody say "Rumaki."
- Rumaki!
- Rumaki!
Okay what was that, Dad?
What is Rumaki?
Rumaki? You don't know
what Rumaki is?
- No. No, Dad. Okay.
- It's a... look it up.
Honestly, I don't know
how we're gonna top this next year.
It doesn't matter, as long
as we're all together again.
A family Christmas vacation.
- I'll start a group chat.
- No rush.
- Okay.
- How about Hawaii?
- Or Mexico?
- Goodbye, Julian.
- Goodbye.
- Okay, princess.
- I love you.
- You take care of little princess.
- Say bye to your cousin. Bye.
- Bye. I love you.
All right, see you, guys.
Oh, high five.
- Let's get the kids inside?
- We have to take our family pic.
I'm gonna get you inside.
One, two, three.