My Christmas Love (2016) Movie Script

["What A Christmas This Is"]
What a Christmas this is
You're everything
on my wish list
Pinch me so I know it's true
And I really got you
Yeah what a Christmas
this is
And what a Christmas
this is
You're everything
on my wish list
Pinch me so I know it's true
And I really got you
Yeah what a Christmas
this is
Love and hugs and kisses
And this is all I wanna do
Yeah I really got you
What a Christmas this is
Cynthia, you're back so soon.
- I love that necklace.
- Oh, thank you.
It's an early Christmas present
from myself.
- Good for you.
- Your usual booth?
- I'll take that for you.
- Thank you so much.
Toni has made some wonderful
chocolate-almond croissants--
- Oh, yeah?
- And there you go.
You know what I want.
But I'll take two.
Are you back on the market?
I actually have a date,
and he's on his way here.
Oh, good. It's just that
last time when you ate up..
Never mind. Two chocolate
delights coming right up.
Thank you.
[indistinct chatter]
- New suit?
- I'm sorry?
No, I.. I was just asking
if it was a new suit
'cause you got the..
Oh-h, boy! Thanks.
Do you mind if I see the ring?
Is it that obvious?
No, it's..
Oh, my gosh, it's so pretty.
You have to relax,
she's definitely gonna say yes.
If I can ask her.
This is the third time
I've brought it with me.
You know what? I have an idea.
Why don't we switch tables?
'Cause this one's
way more romantic.
- Are.. Are you serious?
- Yeah, no problem.
- Thank you so much.
- You're welcome.
- Keep it up, tiger.
- Yeah.
It's fine.
[door slams]
- Oh, hey, sweetie.
- Hi, how are you?
How do you look so handsome?
- Thank you. No booth?
- No, not tonight.
But trust me,
it's for a very good cause.
Thank you.
You know, people typically have
dinner first and then dessert?
Happy anniversary by the way.
No, it's just
five months together.
Actually, um,
I got you something.
Oh, my gosh I was totally
kidding about the anniversary.
Not the anniversary.
It's actually
just a Christmas present.
That's so sweet. But bring it
with us to the farm.
I wanna open it
closer to Christmas.
Yeah, I wanted to talk
to you about that.
- I'm just not sure about..
- Th-the trip?
[instrumental music]
You're great.
- You're better than great.
- Yeah.
It's just that two weeks
with your family for Christmas..
- Totally.
- It's..
I've...heard it before.
- Cynthia--
- It's fine.
- Don't..
- You're good.
I just wanted say, you guys
are such a beautiful couple
and I hope you have
a really great night.
You know what,
I'm gonna have a cupcake.
And you know what,
it's supposed to snow, so
I don't have any canned food.
Oh, and..
'Night. Merry Christmas.
[instrumental music]
Careful, Paul,
I wouldn't want you hurtin' them
precious fingers of yours.
Oh, they weren't so precious
when I was laying you out.
And what've you done since,
sat around drawin' bunny rabbits
'in those
Felicia Flowers books.'
You jealous?
I drive a forklift,
of course I'm jealous.
Yeah-ha-ha! Good. Okay.
Alright, my phone's ringin',
my phone's ringin'.
[cell phone ringing]
Alright, give me a sec,
it's my boss.
[Liam sighs] It's not even 8 o'clock yet.
What happened?
Take a little guess here.
Christmas, my family, the farm
the travel, everything,
my sister's wedding.
- He bailed out.
- Hmm.
Well, you know, at least
you got a gift out of it.
What's the matter? He couldn't
wait till Christmas?
What was he thinking
with these, like
"Here you go, here's a present
like, in case you forget
you got dumped."
- You okay?
- Mm-hmm. Yeah. I'm good.
I'm, I'm great, you know.
If he can't handle me then,
what good is he, right?
Mm. Look, the right guy,
he's out there somewhere.
I want it to work out.
I have to say though, I do have
pretty high expectations.
My parents, they do..
They, they many sweet..
...and/or lot of romantic things
for one another.
So, um..
What are you gonna tell Janet?
- She's expecting a plus one.
- I'll bring in a plus one.
I'm not going stag to my little
sister's wedding.
- Anyone I know?
- You might.
You are so lucky
that I did not have plans.
You're lucky, you get to spend
two wonderful weeks with me.
Besides we do have a deadline
on the book.
It's the first Christmas since
you're mom passed away.
You sure I'm not gonna be
in the way?
My dad loves the company,
the more, the merrier.
Besides, you cannot be alone
on Christmas.
I...wasn't gonna be alone.
- Mm-hmm.
- Necessarily.
You know, I date, alright.
There was Maggie.
I'm talkin' about someone
in the past decade.
You know, I don't tell you
[chuckles] I would know if
you were seeing someone.
- Oh, you would, would you?
- You'd be happier.
You'd have a little pep
in your step.
Oh, yeah.
At least you haven't
screwed up, literally
five relationships in two years.
- R-R-Ronaldo.
- No! Stop!
[Liam laughs]
- He doesn't count.
- Why not?
'Cause I can't handle two hands.
Let's go.
[instrumental music]
(Cynthia) 'You know what, I need this.
Two weeks, no drama.'
'Like, we'll finish the new
book, spend time with my dad'
'get Janet married,
and start the new year fresh.'
You'll see, everything
is gonna be so perfect.
[siren wailing]
'It gets dirty right after this.'
(Liam) 'You weren't going that fast,
were you, Cynthia?'
Don't really think that's why
I'm gettin' pulled over.
[instrumental music]
Well, well, well,
what do we have here?
Hey, Scott. I'm so sorry.
Was I,
was I speeding or something?
Oh, who knows.
Radar gun's been busted
since July.
- Just wanted to say hi.
- Hi.
Hello. Ha ha.
It's good to have you back,
It's great to be back.
Hey, who's this?
- You married now?
- No, no.
He's my working..
He's my work friend.
He's my friend. We wo..
I work with him.
- Ah.
- Liam. Hi.
- I draw pictures.
- Mm-hmm.
I'm gonna need to see
some ID, stranger.
- I'm just kidding. Ha ha ha.
- Oh.
'You'd be surprised how
people fall for that though.'
- Probably because you're a cop.
- Yeah.
This has just been so fun.
Um, but we,
we actually have to head out
and, uh,
go meet up with my family.
Oh, you're right. Right, yeah.
You know
I saw Janet the other day.
She said
you'd be comin' into town
to, uh..
How'd she put it?
- Screw up the wedding?
- Yeah, that sounds about right.
She, uh, gets a little annoyed
with my enthusiasm for weddings.
'Yeah, it's gonna be,
it's gonna be great.'
'I can't wait for you
to see it.'
Alright, well, um..
We should, uh, get together.
You know, hang out.
Catch up, maybe grab a coffee
or somethin'.
Yeah, that would be..
I'm so busy,
but...that would be great.
That would be great, yeah.
Well, safe.
See you later, officer.
- Bye.
- See ya.
I thought small town cops
were supposed to be paunchy.
Is he like, your ex-boyfriend?
No, he's my first boyfriend
But he would
always like wanna re-watch
his football games
from the night before.
And yet you still let him
call you Cindy.
- Ha ha. The guy has a taser.
- Fair enough.
[instrumental music]
Whoa-ha-ha-ha, wow!
- This is a nice place.
- It's great.
It's just there's usually
so many more lights.
- We could take care of that.
- Yeah.
I'm gonna go
tell my dad we're here.
So just go inside,
I'm sure Janet's there.
Ha. Janet.
[bells chiming]
[Cynthia laughs]
You're the best. Thank you
so much for doing that.
Liam! Why didn't you go inside?
Uh, well, you said
that, uh, Janet was in there.
- Oh, gosh, you're such a baby.
- Yeah.
Well, you know, Janet's,
uh, Janet's awesome
but, uh, scary sometimes.
- Uh, yeah, yeah.
- Yeah.
- You're just a baby.
- Yeah, I'm a baby.
[Liam chuckles]
You got that? You good?
Oh, yeah, don't worry about me.
I got it.
Oh, you're strong.
You've been workin' out?
Yeah. Big time.
This is gonna look so good!
- Hello.
- On the fourth at noon.. Hi!
Hi! Get over here.
Oh, my gosh!
- Hi! Merry Christmas!
- Hi!
- Oh!
- Oh! So good to see you.
- Cynthia, good to see you.
- Roger! Oh, my gosh.
Merry Christmas. Get over here.
Welcome to the fam.
Well, there's still almost
two weeks, technically.
We all thought you were gonna
bring a date?
- 'I was.'
- Hi, Janet.
- Hi, Liam.
- I am. Liam...can be my date.
Yeah, mostly just here
to do work, you know.
Always another deadline.
- Hey! Liam.
- Roger.
What happened to Jake?
Did you drive him away?
His name is Jason, and no,
I do not drive men away.
I have a very romantic nature
that some men find--
- Overwhelming?
- Terrifying?
Anyway, Roger, Liam here
is an amazing illustrator.
'He draws
my Felicia Flowers books.'
Oh. Your illustrations
are amusing.
Yeah, you know,
I don't know where
Cynthia finds
the inspiration for that.
Write what you know, right?
Um, anyway, how's dad?
Oh, he-he's good, he's okay.
I'm a little worried
about how he's gonna do
when I move in with Roger.
Yeah, totally, but
I guess all we can do right now
is just try to give him
a great Christmas, right?
Anyway, speaking of,
where's the tree
and the decorations
and everything?
Haven't had time with
the wedding and everything.
I think this year
we'll just forget all that.
'What are you talking about?'
We have a giant tree every year,
amazing decorations.
This is gonna be no exception,
It's a long standing tradition
in our house
and one that I intend to keep.
- Sounds like my girl.
- Daddy!
- Oh, hi!
- Oh.
It's good to have you home.
Just wouldn't be Christmas
without you.
I know, I know. I just..
Oh, I miss you.
I was, um,
I was just in the barn
and it looks like we're
a little behind schedule.
Oh, uh, no.
I'll get around to it.
We still have
nearly two weeks left.
And you're my maid of honor
not my wedding planner,
and we got this!
Okay, okay,
I'm just sayin' we're
a little behind sched,
that's all.
'Dad, you remember Liam, right?'
- Yeah. Good to see you.
- How are you, sir?
Didn't realize
you two were dating.
Oh, I, uh..
We're, we're, uh.. We're not.
Yeah, he's just gonna
be my date to the wedding
as a platonic-friendy
kind of date, situation.
- 'Cause she blew it with Jake.
- Jason.
Could I help you both
get settled in?
Aw, you're so sweet, Roger
but I think we're just gonna
drop our bags.
- Then we're gonna get a tree!
- Cynthia--
No! We're getting a tree,
it's gonna be big!
It's gonna be opulent,
it's gonna be gorgeous
and I'm gonna clean up
all the pine needles.
- Oh!
- I love you.
I'm glad you're here.
Oh, dad.
- It is so good to be home!
- Oh, it's great to have you.
Okay, I'll be right back!
But if you do get any designs
on my daughter
just keep this in mind..
I'm a hunter. A good one.
Good to know.
He gives me
that speech every day.
How did you
get over here so fast, man?
Alright. Our last stop.
Ooh. Great, let's grab a wreath
and get back to the farm..
We're not just grabbin'
a wreath.
It's how I do things, okay,
I gotta, like
find the perfect wreath,
takes a little bit..
Oh, yeah, of course.
Silly me.
(Cynthia) Oh! Looks at these berries,
look how pretty they look.
Oh, well, well, well. I was
wonderin' when you'd show up.
- Grant!
- Ha ha ha!
Oh, man, hi!
Oh, Cynthia, wow! Look at you.
You haven't aged a day.
Oh, stop.
What are you doing here?
Well, I heard you were coming
home, I figured
you'd show up here, eventually.
Aw! You were pre-stalking me?
Well, technically, I'm here
to oversee the fundraiser.
Great cover story. Whatever.
Ha ha. Um..
Grant, I want you to meet
my friend Liam.
- Oh, hi.
- Liam, this is Grant.
Grant and I, actually used to
date in...high school.
- Another one.
- Ah, senior year.
- So, are you two--
- No, no, no.
- We're just, we're friends.
- Yeah.
Oh, but I gotta find
the perfect wreath.
I feel like you're definitely
the person to talk to.
Oh, well, let me show you
to our private reserve.
[Cynthia chuckles]
Oh, this is great! Why do you
keep all these under here?
Uh, well, every year, the best
ones get snatched up right away
and inevitably,
five minutes before closing
some hardworking, single mom
pops in and has to pick
through the scraps,
so I keep a few underneath.
Figured if anybody deserves
a good wreath, it's them, right?
- Aww.
- How did we ever break up?
It's crazy.
[indistinct chatter]
Well, you know, they all look,
uh, look the same to me.
S-o-o, let's get back.
Not this one.
It's not all about looks.
Ah! This is the one.
It smells like Christmas!
- Perfect.
- I love it. Aww.
- You haven't changed a bit.
- Oh.
- You too.
- Ha ha.
[instrumental music]
[Janet yawns]
Hey, cutie!
- Hi.
- You, uh, did you sleep well?
I did, actually. Yeah.
How long have you been up for?
Well, just a few hours.
I checked the cookie jar,
and then I checked the spare jar
and then there was nothin'!
You know you could just go
to the store and buy cookies.
If you go to the store
and buy cookies
it lacks a certain presentation.
[instrumental music]
That is true,
I'll give you that.
'It's good, right?'
- It's good.
- Wow.
So what's the plan for today?
Are we gonna meet a few more
of your ex-boyfriends?
Ha ha ha.
It's a small town, okay?
[instrumental music]
I mean, just 'cause I've dated
a few guys..
[instrumental music]
[doorbell rings]
I'll get it.
The-there's milk there
if you want it.
[partridge chirping]
[instrumental music]
On the first day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
A partridge in a pear tree
Oh, my gosh, that was so good.
Oh, hey?
Can you just give me
a little more information?
Um, is this for me?
[door opens]
Do you have a business card?
[car engine revving]
[partridge chirping]
- Is that what I think it is?
- This is a present.
Isn't this
the most fantastic thing ever?
Yeah, who's it from?
Okay, it says, "Merry Christmas
to my one true love."
That's all it says?
It doesn't have a name?
This is a Christmas mystery.
This is the most
romantic thing ever.
This is a Christ-ery.
[partridge chirping]
Where're you gonna plant
a pear tree in your apartment?
Okay, it's not supposed to be
practical, Janet.
It's a grand, romantic gesture.
- Well, too bad it's anonymous.
- It's not anonymous.
It's not anonymous at all, my..
True love gave it to me
Stop singing, you're a loon.
What is wrong with you?
- I'm excited!
- Oh, my goodness, I love you.
I've to go plan a wedding,
and sell a house.
Okay. Alright.
Aww, who's the prettiest bird?
Are you a pretty bird?
Are you a pretty bird?
So how do you know
that this is for you?
'I mean, Janet's the one
gettin' married.'
Janet is marrying
her accountant. Trust me.
It's not for Janet. Roger..
This is not his style.
- I'm gonna ask him anyway.
- 'What?'
- Don't worry, I'll be subtle.
- 'No.'
Roger is very awkward. He just..
'Yeah, please don't.
He gets uncomfortable.'
Let's take this, um, upstairs
and find him a home, okay?
And we've really got to
get to work.
I know. I'll go grab
my sketchbook.
Well, no, no,
not that kind of work.
But when
the sleigh bells jingle
I'm reminded that I'm single
A tradition
I won't celebrate
Oh the weather's
gettin' colder
And I'm only growin' older
But this holiday
I lost my cheer
It's hard to be jolly
when you're not here
The big guy's at least
got eight reindeer
I know I've been naughty
can't hide my flaws
And I'm still missin'
my Mrs. Claus
You did so good.
Alright. You're right.
This is really beautiful.
- This was a good idea.
- I'm glad you like it.
Yup, Marie would be proud.
[chuckles] It's the best
tree we've had in years.
I don't know,
I kinda feel like my favorite
is still the one
that lost all of its needles.
Okay, in my defense,
eight-year-olds don't know that
you know, Christmas trees
don't drink eggnog.
On that note,
I think I'll say goodnight.
Oh, you're the best.
Goodnight, daddy.
So, Rodge, Christmas wedding.
I mean, that's,
that's pretty romantic, right?
Oh, really, it's the only
sensible choice.
People have the day off,
families are already together.
And bridal registries make
gift shopping very convenient.
- Convenient.
- Hmm.
- Smooth, huh.
- Yeah, okay.
- So it's not Roger.
- Told you so.
Yeah, you did.
[instrumental music]
- 'Okay, this isn't a studio.'
- 'Ha ha ha.'
But at least.. Ha! Okay.
Well, now we can
get some work done.
We have a Christmas book
to write.
This is new territory for us.
This is new territory
for Felicia.
What does her magic
do to Christmas?
What does her magic
do to Christmas?
Here are some
Christmasy things.
Oh, oh, oh, maybe, um
maybe the eggnog
is served out of.. know, really big tulips.
Right? That would be
really pretty I think.
And the tree has, like, uh,
a crystal, uh, pine cone
that acts like a disco ball.
Yes. Oh, that's gorgeous!
I love that. Oh, my gosh, Liam.
It's the cutest thing
I've ever seen.
Maybe the toys
come alive at night
and they re-decorate
the entire house. Hmm?
Oh, and there has to be tinsel
on everything
that's really important
and blinking lights, all of it.
It's gonna be gorgeous.
Okay, okay,
slow down, slow down--
No, no, you need to draw faster,
I'm on a roll.
Oh-ho, maybe the, um, maybe the
toys think that she is a doll
so they wrap her up
in wrappin' paper.
Well, can't she just
rip her way out?
No, she's gonna be tied up with
ribbons, so she can't get up.
You know.. Oh! And then she sees
an elf in the fireplace.
[instrumental music]
I, uh..
This was my mom's.
It was way too big for me
when I was a kid.
When I was growing up,
I used to put it on..
...and think about my perfect
wedding, perfect romance
perfect husband. Ha!
Well, at least now you're past
all that Pine Sky stuff.
You can make fun of me
all you want.
But when I was growing up
all I ever really wanted
was the kind of romance
my mom and dad had, you know?
They were married
for forty years
and they still did all these..
Planned little surprises
for each other.
I mean..
They were the real deal.
[inhales deeply]
Hey, I-I'm really sorry.
- Oh! God..
- 'Yeah, I-I didn't mean to..'
No, I'm so sorry,
I'm so embarrassed.
- Hey, it's okay, it's okay.
- Um..
- I just, I got nostalgic.
- Yeah.
- So, uh, book.
- Yes!
Oh, w-we have such a deadline.
We have a crazy deadline!
Okay, I'm gonna, um..
I-If you don't mind I just wanna
go show this to Janet.
But I'll be right back.
I think she'll love this.
- Okay.
- I'll be back.
I'm gonna bring coffee.
So, get!
I gave you a lot of things
to work on. So, go.
- Okay.
- Okay, I'll be right back.
- Janet!
- 'Uh-huh?'
- Hi.
- Hi.
Look what I found. You're never
gonna guess where it was.
Upstairs in the closet, in a box
marked "Mom's wedding gown?"
Okay. Yeah, yeah, maybe you'll
guess exactly where it was.
It's all in the inventory.
You gotta get that
to the dry cleaners.
You can't go wearing
a dusty gown.
No, Cynthia, I already,
I already have a dress.
You bought a gown without me
there to advice you?
No, I picked out a dress.
It's sensible, you know,
it's, it's great.
Somethin' that I can wear again
to, like, parties and stuff.
What? What do you mean
wear it to parties?
A wedding dress
is meant to be worn
one time,
that's the whole point of it.
Well, mom already wore it once,
so, there you go.
Wow. Wow. If she could hear you
say that she would..
[instrumental music]
I'm not gonna wear
mom's dress, okay?
I'm just..
I'm not..
I'm not ready.
Come here.
I understand, but..
I think you should
think about it.
- It's really pretty.
- I hid it.
- I love you.
- I love you.
- Hold on.
- Okay.
[instrumental music]
On the second day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
Two turtle doves and
a partridge in a pear tree
It's for me?
Thank you. Oh, my gosh,
that was pretty.
No information. Okay.
Hi, guys. Hi.
Janet! Liam!
You guys, this is huge!
This is huge! Look. Look.
Look, Liam, two turtle doves.
Isn't this exciting?
This isn't just one present, I
think it's gonna keep happening.
Well, so, how exactly
are they turtled?
No, not turtled, turtle. Turtle.
'Cause...they eat...turtles.
They look like.. I don't know,
someone named them that!
Isn't this exciting?
They're so cute!
Yeah. Uh, so, still no idea
who's behind all this?
No name, no nothing,
it's so romantic.
I don't get the point
of these presents
if no one's taking
the credit for it.
Janet, it's not about
the presents.
I mean, it's about the romance.
Whoever is doing this
is leaving me
a serious trail of bread crumbs,
and I'm gonna find them.
[instrumental music]
[Cynthia sighs]
Shouldn't you be dragging
Liam along on this?
He has sketches to do.
He didn't have to come up
to the farm to draw pictures.
He could have done that
back in the city.
Yeah, but, dad,
then he'd miss Christmas.
- Come on.
- Oh-ho.
What are you laughin' at?
You...remind me of your mother.
One whiff of romance,
and you're off to the races.
- Must be genetic, huh?
- Hmm.
[bell chiming]
- Esther! Hi!
- 'Merry Christmas.'
Okay, I got
a very important question.
Two turtle doves
and a partridge
I need to know who bought 'em.
It's nice to see you too.
And Tom.
What a surprise.
It's been a long time.
- Hi, Esther. How's things?
- I can't complain.
Who would listen if I did?
I'm sorry, what were you saying?
Just two turtle doves
one partridge,
need to know who bought 'em.
Well, I sold plenty
of turtles, no doves.
'I just carry parakeets,
inches from time to time.'
Okay, so
then where would someone
like, buy birds like that?
One of those specialty shops
in the city, I suppose. Why?
- Because somebody is giving--
- 'Good morning, citizens.'
Hey, Scott.
- Hi.
- Hey.
Um, I'm to put up the flyers,
do you mind?
- For the carnival?
- Yeah.
- Go ahead, go ahead.
- Alright.
'There you go.'
So what're you guys doin' here?
- 'Pickin' up some bird seed?'
- What?
Why would..
What makes you say that?
Bird seed.
Bird seed. Bird seed.
Yes, we have, we own birds.
- We have birds as pets.
- Great!
- Mm-hmm.
- Great! Uh..
You are coming
to the carnival, right?
- Yeah.
- Never miss it.
Uh, well, I don't know.
- 'Dad, come on.'
- Okay.
Tell you what.
Tickets...are on me.
You, Cindy, Janet, whoever.
Now you don't
have any excuses.
Besides, you don't go,
you're gonna hurt my feelings.
That's really thoughtful, Scott,
thank you.
See you guys around.
And take care of those birds.
'We will. Ha ha ha.'
[door chime jingling]
[instrumental music]
[hens clucking]
Hi, Liam, Joyeux Noel
we've got three French hens
in the house
and a break in the case,
so get your coat on.
Come on, you heard the man.
(Liam) 'Wait, wait, wait.
I'm confused, start over.'
Okay, so the local pet store
does not carry turtle doves.
Right? I called around,
they don't have them anywhere
'cause they're not mated here,
you actually have to get
like, a special permit
just to import them.
- So?
- So, check this out.
Look at this website,
"McPherson's special events."
They have a permit, everything,
it says they provide
"Unique gifts and experiences
for the special people
in your life."
Boom. I solved it, like,
it has to be through this.
How romantic!
Look, whoever did this, they
went through a lot of trouble.
So don't you think you're like,
kinda ruinin' the surprise?
Whoever did this, clearly
wants me to figure it out
'cause they made it pretty easy.
Hey, we're like a block away,
be chill, be really tough here
because they're not really
expecting us to be
'who we are.
That's all I'm saying.'
Why is that?
Cynthia, what did you tell them?
[instrumental music]
Ho, this is just
a beautiful office.
We have that same art
in ours as well.
Hello, Cynthia Maxwell,
Fish and Wildlife Department.
Nice to meet you, Miss Maxwell.
I got your call,
I think we can get this all
straightened out.
What seems to be the problem?
Oh, we just have missing
on a turtle dove permit,
no big deal.
We just need to get that
client's name fast
we go, "hoo-hoo outta here,"
and just, go back to our office.
I see, um,
well, unfortunately
I'm not gonna be able to
give out any names
without prior consent
or a warrant.
I'm the bad cop.
- I've, I've pulled your file.
- Mm-hmm.
And, uh, take a look at it.
the client insists
on complete confidentiality
until the final delivery.
Apparently, there's a letter
that explains everything.
I think we've taken enough
of the good man's time.
A letter? There's a letter?
That would be helpful.
Uh, frankly, I don't see
what any of this
has to do with fish or wildlife.
The recipient,
whoever that is
'is just going to have
to be patient.'
Okay, then,
I will be...taking this.
Oh, be my guest.
They're for visitors.
Then I'm gonna take..
...this one too.
- Nice work, Colombo.
- Yeah, you didn't help at all.
What do you want me to say?
[instrumental music]
Uh, let me guess,
is it for calling birds?
- Heh heh heh. Yes.
- Yeah?
Look, they're so cute.
Look how real they look.
Watch this.
[birds chirping]
They tweet.
- Turn it off.
- I'm with Janet.
You need to make whoever's
sending you these gifts stop.
Why would I wanna
make them stop?
We're smack dab in the middle
of the most romantic mystery
since the Bermuda Triangle.
What is romantic about that?
- Um, hello, Bermuda.
- 'Okay.'
No, I don't get this
whole situation
and I don't like it,
these gifts are strange.
- I'm going to my cake tasting.
- Okay.
Oh, gosh, whoever has done this
has really fogged this out, huh?
Yeah, plus they must've known
that you were coming to town.
- Right?
- That's true.
Otherwise they would've
sent it to the city.
Mm-hmm. gosh.
I know exactly who it is.
I feel so stupid.
It's Grant.
It's definitely Grant,
he's suave
he's handsome, even though
that's irrelevant
and do you remember
how excited he was
to see me the other day
at the fundraiser
like, I definitely could tell
he was flirting with me.
'I didn't wanna say anything
and sound cocky.'
Yeah, well him? Really?
That's, uh, that's the one
you're landing on?
It's definitely him.
He loves Christmas.
This is so his style.
It's so sweet.
Hm. So, how are you gonna
prove it?
Oh, I'm sure he's dying
for me to find out
so it's gonna be
very easy to crack him.
Just gonna go and see him and
kinda, like, turn on my charm.
Charm? What charm?
Why, I oughta..
I'll never get
used to this cold.
I know and it's like
a bitter cold.
- Yeah. Just bites you.
- Yeah, it bites.
So, lemme know if they
want any more of these
'cause my publisher
just gave me a ton
and they are...all over
my guest room.
Oh, publisher. Fancy.
No, I can't thank you enough.
Bill's kids are crazy
about Felicia.
How is Bill, anyway?
Great. He and Shawn are, uh,
in Miami now.
Always loved your brother.
He's the best.
Okay, and smiley face.
Here you go.
Thank you again. You have
just made my niece's Christmas.
No worries. There's nothing
quite like getting
a special gift from someone
you love, right?
[instrumental music]
Oh, well, howdy, officer?
What brings you by?
You, uh, tracking a fugitive?
Ahh. More like a missing person.
Cindy's always in a rush
whenever I see her.
Yeah, well, I'm afraid that
your luck hasn't changed.
She's, uh, hot on the trail
of her secret admirer.
- She's figured it out, has she?
- So she thinks.
[instrumental music]
Thanks, it's, uh,
just something I'm working on
until she gets back
from her date with Grant.
- Grant?
- 'Yeah.'
Well, that...should
be interesting.
Ugh. Christmas is hands down
my favorite time of year.
Oh, mine too.
It's also a very
important holiday.
You want to know
what I love most about it?
What's that?
It's the perfect time
of the year
for secret presents.
Mm-hmm. Yeah.
Grant, I..
I have a little
confession to make.
I know you've been sending me
the presents.
And I love it.
- Cindy, I, I thought you knew.
- Hmm?
More coffee, father?
Uh, I think we're all set.
Thank you.
I guess not all the news
makes it to the big city.
- Wow.
- Well..
- Now, um, about the confession.
- I'm good.
- You sure?
- Mm-hmm.
[instrumental music]
[engine rumbling]
Five golden rings
Hey, hey, finally something
we don't have to feed.
Wow, I think
they're probably not real
and also
they don't fit you.
Hey, getting a ring re-sized
does not make it
any less romantic, Janet.
- Oh, must have coffee.
- Good morning.
If you need me,
I'll be in the barn.
That arch isn't gonna
finish itself.
- Thank you.
- Love you, dad.
So, now that you at last
know about Father Grant
'who's the next candidate?'
Father Grant.
Well, so the, uh, suave,
handsome ex-boyfriend
who's been carrying
a torch for you
all these years
is a priest?
Oh, that's amazing.
Well, at least we know
why he loves Christmas so much.
Liam, please, if that theory is
so yesterday, we're moving on.
Okay, now that we know
it was not Grant
who sent the presents, I think
we know that it's Jason.
- Scott.
- Scott?
- Who's Jason?
- Jake.
No. It would make more sense
if it was Scott.
He's Quechee's
most eligible bachelor
he looks very cute
in a uniform--
No, it's definitely Jason.
This was clearly
all planned out.
Okay, he gave me
my present early
the bird ornament, right?
'And him not showing up
was just'
clearly him,
like, doing a fake out.
It's just, it's scary how well
this all fits together.
Scary is one word for it.
So, you're sure it's Jason?
Um, yeah.
Who else knows that I'm home?
It's just.. He's just giving me
this grand gesture.
It all works out so perfectly.
[instrumental music]
[knock on door]
- Hey
- Cynthia, hey.
What are,
what are you doing here?
I got your presents.
Oh! Oh!
Okay, I gotta..
Cynthia...I'm sorry.
[instrumental music]
- Put your finger here.
- Hm.
Hold it down.
- Mixed your marshmallows.
- Ooh! Thank you.
- Ba-ba-bum.
- Thank you.
So do you want
to talk about it?
- No.
- Mm-hmm.
Feel like such an idiot.
You know I'm done
chasing my own tail.
I'll just.. I'm just gonna
wait for the letter.
Oh, yeah, that's,
that's such a good idea.
Wait. Who said that? Who, who,
oh, that was, yeah, that was me.
That was, yeah,
that was smart.
It's so obvious
who your one true love is.
The answer is literally
right in front of your face.
It is?
Yes, Scott.
Come on, he still thinks
about you guys
as, like,
homecoming king and queen.
- Don't start that again.
- Perhaps.
This is way out
of Scott's league, trust me.
'I don't know, people change.'
[instrumental music]
[Liam laughing]
[Cynthia screaming]
[indistinct chatter]
- Ohh!
- Hi!
I'm sorry, I'm going
to have to call you back
'cause I live with children.
Hi, Janet, look,
the next gift came.
Six geese a-laying.
Or for lying on.
They're so soft. Look, it's like
you're being hit by a cloud! Oh!
(Liam) 'Uh-oh.
Oh, have you mad her mad?'
I know my sister.
She does not get mad.
What does she do?
What does she do?
- Say it.
- Didn't mean that.
No. No. What, from the side?
How mean?
I don't have one,
it's not fair.
Hey! Hey!
- 'Oh, we're busted.'
- Uh-oh.
- Sorry, dad.
- I think you forgot something.
[Cynthia screaming]
[Tom laughing]
- Dad, dad, no. Dad, no.
- Who's, who's?
No, no, no, not me.
Oh! Whoo!
[instrumental music]
Do you think Janet
will like this?
Oh, yeah, she's gonna love it.
She'll bring it
to all her open houses
and fill it with,
like, peppermints
and butterscotts and all that.
- Butterscotts?
- Butterscotch?
- You said "Scotts."
- No, I didn't. Did I?
- Yeah.
- Gosh! I'm, I'm losing my mind.
Well, uh, alright.
Well, that covers the wedding.
Now all I have to do is figure
out what to get your pops.
- What?
- It's just really sweet.
I pulled this whole trip on you
very last minute
and now you're gonna
get a present for my dad.
It's very thoughtful.
Yeah, well,
I guess this whole
Christmas present craze
is rubbing off on me.
Well, if there's anybody else
you need to shop for
I'm totally fine
just to go back in.
- Yeah? Nah.
- Poking my ears.
- Already got something for you.
- What? You did?
- Ah.
- Can you just give me a hint?
- 'Nope.'
- Okay.
(Cynthia) 'So, do you think
that maybe Janet could be-- '
- No.
- You didn't let me finish.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
I'm sorry.
Please, continue.
Do you think that
she could be right
about Scott being
the one behind the gifts?
Oh, oh, in that case, uh, no.
It'd be sort of cute.
Wouldn't it?
If we were, like,
high school sweethearts
that got back together
after all these years apart.
Yeah. Meh.
It's not you sending
the presents, right?
You got me.
No, it's not.
- Why would I do that?
- I think I'm gonna call Scott.
- Just, him.
- Yeah.
[instrumental music]
[doorbell rings]
That's what I'm talking about.
7 Swans champagne.
[all cheering]
Finally, a gift
I can get behind.
- Swans swimming in champagne.
- I know.
Thanks, dad.
- For you.
- Alright.
And moi.
A toast.
'This is one that your mother
used to make every year.'
"To family.
Past, present and future.
May you forever be held in our
hearts if not in our hands."
- Cheers.
- Cheers.
[glass clinking]
Can you believe it
Scott still has
the same phone number?
Oh, well you know,
he's never left this town
so, why would he
ever change it?
It's just crazy, like,
some things change too much
some things stay the same.
Scott's gonna take me
out tonight.
- Tonight?
- Yeah!
We have plans tonight.
Well, work plans.
Like, what about the book?
Oh, my gosh,
Liam, I'm so sorry.
I'm sorry, but we're gonna
get to it, I promise.
It's just suddenly I have a
really good feeling about Scott.
Third time is a charm.
You guys want some water?
Well, I guess I'll have
some dinner with your dad.
Hi, ladies.
Ah, ah.
- Oh, Oh!
- 'Ow! The chicken..'
- Run for the hills, girls!
- Liam, they're escaping.
[Liam imitates clucking]
- Ow!
- Oh.
- Hi
- Hi.
The chickens are escaping.
The chickens are escaping!
Oh, you wouldn't believe
how fast a French chick can run.
[laughs] Oh, yeah. The important
thing is you got 'em all back.
So, how come you're not spending
Christmas with your girlfriend?
I, um, I don't have one.
Would you like some advice
about strategy?
I played this game before,
you know?
Marie and I played every night.
I bet you won
every game, too, right?
Only if she'd let me.
What can you do?
There's only ever
one thing to do.
- What's that?
- Make a move.
Probably gonna regret this.
Well, you...make the wrong move
and you lose, right?
At least you tried.
- Hey, you look lovely.
- Aw, thanks, dad.
See you later.
- Hi!
- Wow.
Playing a little chess?
I've been trying to.
He's so good.
So, my gentleman caller's
gonna be here any minute.
Here we go again, huh?
You can go ahead and tell me
why you think it's not Scott.
I don't know, might be.
So what?
You spent the first few days
here talking about
how you and Scott
didn't...have anything.
It was a long time ago.
Maybe he's changed, right?
- I mean, we were kids.
- Okay, you know what?
I think you deserve a little bit
more than a bunch of clichs.
[doorbell rings]
Liam, why are you doing this?
Now I'm about to go on a date.
Well, I'm sorry,
it's just that I..
I care about you,
and I worry about you.
But you keep puttin'
yourself out there
and you keep gettin' hurt.
Maybe it's time
you need to slow down.
I'm a big girl.
Cynthia, wait.
Oh deck the halls
with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la
'Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la la la la la
Don we now our gay apparel
Fa la la la la la la la la
Troll the ancient
Yuletide carol
Fa la la la la la la la la
Thanks, guys.
- Hey, Cindy.
- Oh, my gosh, hi.
I brought you some flowers.
- Thank you so much.
- You're welcome.
That was incredible, you guys.
Oh, my gosh, thank you.
- Hey.
- Goodnight.
- Thank you.
- Thank you. Thank you.
[instrumental music]
Let me know if you
need anything else.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
- Cheers.
- Cheers.
I got to admit
something, Scott
growing up, I really did not
peg you for a law man.
Oh, well, we don't have much
of a criminal element
but we do get
the occasional bar fight
fender benders here
and there, but most of all
people just call me
when they need help.
Get paid to be neighborly.
Oh, it really sounds
like you found your place.
Yeah. What can I say?
Best times of my life
have been here.
I can't believe you remember
I love cupcakes.
I've known you
for a long time. Come on.
I didn't know
you knew me that well.
The cupcakes, the singers,
the gifts
I'm, I'm just,
I'm really blown away.
- Gifts?
- Yeah.
I'm all about gifts.
Right here,
I'm just getting started.
Thank you, it's made me
feel really special.
You're the best.
[instrumental music]
Scott, this night has
just been so perfect.
Hey, I've waited
a long time for this.
Wasn't about to screw it up.
It's you, isn't it?
You're behind all this.
You're my true love, right?
'Course. I always was.
Oh, this trip, this..
It's just been perfect.
Not quite yet.
[instrumental music]
(Cynthia) 'Oh, my gosh.
Eight maids a-milking.'
We wish you
a merry Christmas
We wish you
a merry Christmas
Your outfits are amazing.
Is that milk raw?
Yeah, you can take that
with you when you go.
Don't mind her.
Hey, babe.
Do you want some tea?
- Certainly, thank you.
- Yeah?
What are you doing?
Um, nothing, just, uh,
little work.
- Roger!
- Janet, hold on.
- I can explain.
- What is this?
Roger, ugh, this is what you
want our wedding to be like?
We've talked about this.
I know, but, I..
This is a
once-in-a-lifetime event.
I know.
Do you know my mom and dad
did extravagant things
for each other every single day
and now that my mom's gone
there's like this huge hole
in my dad's life.
Cynthia's been chasing romance
since she was a little girl.
'Look where that's gotten her.'
I'm telling you,
it's so much better
to just keep things simple.
This wedding is like
the first day of our marriage
it's not the whole thing.
What's important is that
you and I are together
it's not about the party.
Alright, hand 'em over.
Three more?
'Well, y-yeah. It came in bulk.'
- Hey, Liam.
- Oh, hey, what's up?
Casanova, look at you.
In with the, uh, flowers
and everything.
It's a good touch.
Very original.
Yeah. Brought them for Cindy.
Yeah. Kinda figured.
So, uh, got another big date
planned tonight?
Yeah, yeah, was hoping
to talk to you about that.
Uh, Cindy said
you two are close?
Yeah, I was hoping
that you might, um..
Sorry. Uh, might?
Perhaps you might
have some suggestions.
You want my advice?
You mean with the, uh,
flowers and the face
and everything
you got going on there?
Don't worry,
you're gonna be fine.
Yeah, well,
I only got one shot at this
and I don't want to
screw it up, so..
Why should I help you?
Cindy's a special girl.
I mean, don't we both
want her to be happy?
Alright. Alright, okay.
What are you thinking?
I'm thinking pot pie.
It's freezing out.
'I didn't think of that.'
I'm so excited.
'You're full of surprises.'
Heard you givin' Scott some
advice back there in the barn.
Man, you're just all day dumb,
aren't you?
[instrumental music]
[instrumental music]
This is the community center.
I feel like we might be just
a tad overdressed for bingo.
We're not going to bingo.
- Oh, yeah?
- Yeah.
- Come on.
- You lead the way.
[instrumental music]
Thank you.
[Cynthia gasps]
Oh, my gosh.
Looks like they're,
they're having some
sort of, like,
private event or something.
It's the Christmas Cotillion.
- Oh, yeah?
- Yeah.
- Oh, thank you so much.
- Oh, thank you. Appreciate it.
I was thinking that, uh..
I could be Fred Astaire and
maybe you could be Gene Kelly.
You do know Gene Kelly's
a guy right?
Right. Of course.
["By the Fireside"]
When the snow fills the sky
in the night
We'll be here you and I
Oh, bye.
By the fireside
With a mistletoe
hanging above
You're in this like a glove
Baby kiss me
You're my Christmas love
We'll keep on dancing
By lights hung on the tree
You're a gift love
Wrapped inside a dream
With a mistletoe
hanging above
You were mine till dawn
This is so great.
Thank you so much for coming.
You're my Christmas love
Uh, I can't get over how much
of a gentleman he is.
- Huh?
- Scott.
He's such a different guy.
He's, he's just so mature
and he's..
Oh, he's just, like, not even
the same person. He's great.
And the gifts too, right?
- Mm-hmm. What?
- He sent you the gifts, right?
Oh, no, well, yeah, of course.
- Mm. And he said that?
- Oh.
He actually said
that he was the one
that was sending the presents?
We talked about it, and he said
that I'm his true love.
'So, I feel like you get some
pot, right? And want more.'
'What I need.'
Well, that's just, uh,
that's, that's super.
Liam, there's something
I really want to ask you.
- Yeah?
- 'Yeah.'
I, um, I was wondering
if it was okay with you
if I maybe took Scott
to the wedding?
Because, because
you-you'll still go.
- It's gonna be so fun.
- 'Oh, yeah.'
We'll all dance and it'll be
'just with the romance
and the presents'
'I feel like it's appropriate
if he takes me.'
- Sure. Yeah. Why not?
- Really?
- Yeah.
- Are you sure?
That's fine. Yeah.
Yeah, I know,
I'm happy for you.
Okay. Thank you.
Okay, um, alright.
It's Christmas time
the snow is falling
And I can hear
a mistletoe coming
You'd still be
Baby you should see
All I want is
a kiss for Christmas
So you're getting
into the holiday spirit?
Oh, if you can't beat 'em.
Ladies dancing, I'm coming,
I'm coming, I'm coming.
- Did I miss it?
- Oh, I'm afraid so.
I'm sure they'll do it again
if you ask.
Can you do it again?
- Liamer?
- Maggie?
What are you doing here?
This is my troop.
What are you doing here?
I'm working on a book.
Hi! Hi, hi.
Uh, Cynthia, this is Maggie.
We went to college together.
Yeah! It's just, uh,
it's that Maggie. Whoa!
Maggie, this is uh,
this is Cynthia.
- Oh, girlfriend?
- No, no, no.
Just friends. Uh, yeah,
we, we, uh, make books together.
She's, she's technically
my boss.
Yeah, I'm his boss.
Oh, my gosh.
It's so weird. Oh!
(Liam) 'Oh, my God.
I'm so happy to see you.'
Everything, yeah.
Uh, it's been such a long time.
'I've missed you.'
Small world.
Too small.
I can't believe that's Maggie,
I thought she'd be, like
I don't know, not that.
You know he's taking her
to the Winter Carnival tomorrow
which I feel is very weird,
because he is not from here
she's also not from here,
neither of them are from here.
I'm not sure but..
...I don't think there's
a residency requirement.
Well, it just feels
a little weird to me.
Well, I can understand
why it's bothering you.
Must be pretty awful having
someone you're interested in
carrying on
with some old flame.
Mm-hmm. Right.
- Hey.
- Hmm?
- How many?
- What?
How many fingers?
What are you talking about?
- How many fingers?
- Three.
Okay, good.
I was worried that maybe
you couldn't see
what was right in front
of your face.
'That sounds like so much pain.'
'Oh, gosh, I can't believe
I'm seeing you again.'
Yeah, right?
[instrumental music]
[indistinct chatter]
I can't even handle this.
I feel like it gets better
every year.
Yeah, pretty much took
a life of its own, huh?
Mm-hmm. I do feel kinda bad
about missing
the Lords a-leaping.
[knock on door]
[banging on door]
[instrumental music]
(Maggie) 'Oh, don't worry,
if you don't catch them today'
we're all back
day 12 big finale.
Hey! So this is him.
Really good presents, huh?
Definitely very imaginative.
- Oh, yeah. That's my Scotty.
- Oh.
(Cynthia) Oh, look,
it's meats and treats.
- It's meats and treats.
- That's my favorite.
- And there's not even a line.
- Let's go check it out.
[instrumental music]
Roger, you..
You seem a little distracted.
You okay?
Is, is withholding information
from s-someone that is
is that, is that the same
as lying to them?
Well, it depends on why you're
holding back information.
Well, uh, I was hoping
to surprise
someone that I, I love,
but I-I
I'm afraid that i-it might
backfire on me.
Don't let doubt and fear
get in your way.
When your intention
is out of love
destiny has proven
time and again
'it always works out.'
Oh, well, let's hope so.
[indistinct chatter]
You wouldn't believe.
- Excuse me.
- Like what?
[instrumental music]
- What are you doing?
- Playing along.
It's kind of fun.
- What do you mean?
- Liamer, I know that look.
I can tell how
you feel about her.
- I don't feel..
- What?
Stop being silly.
- Come on.
- It's okay.
I think she's getting jealous.
Snowflakes today
just started falling
Tonight the decks
they are all in
It swims in wonderland
In love in love in love
in love again
Somebody looks like they
could use a Christmas cookie.
Glad you came by.
Yeah, I figured
I'd make an appearance.
- Hm.
- Hm.
- Really good.
- Secret recipe.
- Wow, really good.
- Oh.
Stickin' around
for the big jamboree?
I'm not much for...dancing
these days.
You know,'re not doing
anyone any good
'cooped up in the house
all the time.'
I keep busy gettin'
Janet married off.
Oh, good.
I'll expect to see
a lot more of you come spring.
Thanks for the cookies.
[music continues]
[indistinct chatter]
Thank you so much
for another really great day.
No. Thank you.
Oh, this trip has
just been such a dream.
- Yeah. Super fun, huh?
- Yeah, super fun.
- And great carnival.
- Oh, I know, right?
It was just, it was
so nice to see
the town just kind
of coming together and..
Yeah. Yeah.
I'm so.. I'm tired.
- Okay, yeah, okay.
- But, um, okay, but..
- That was so fun.
- Alright, yeah.
Oh, my gosh.
Thank you so much.
- Alright.
- Get home safe.
- Alright, goodnight. Yeah.
- Goodnight.
- 'Liam.'
- Hi.
Are you spying on me?
No, I always hang out
by the front door
at midnight with two cups
of coffee in my hand.
Isn't it a little late
for coffee?
- Actually it's Irish coffee.
- Yes.
- And we're all out of coffee.
- Ooh.
- So, good date?
- Mm-hmm.
- Yeah?
- Straight up.
- Maggie seems so sweet.
- Yeah, yeah.
Yeah, I don't think
it's gonna work out.
I thought you've been carrying
a torch for her all these years.
For Maggie? No.
No, no, no, no, no, no.
And besides you have enough
romantic drama
for the both of us.
Well, that is all behind me now.
Settling on Scott, huh?
If you'd told me that two weeks
ago I would have been, like
"What? You're crazy."
Does that really make any sense?
That's kind of the only thing
that makes sense..
...if that makes sense.
I mean, who cares
if it makes sense, right?
As long as you're happy.
You are such a good friend.
A crazy good friend.
You're not too bad, yourself.
Thank you..
...for everything.
(Janet) 'Okay,
you promised, no comment.'
I know, I know, I know.
'Okay, you ready?'
Yes, I'm ready.
What do you think?
It's, um, it's,
it's really pretty. It's..
- Oh, you hate it.
- No, I don't..
I don't hate.. It's just,
it's your wedding, Janet.
I know,
but I'm not a princess.
I'm not a little girl,
I'm not you. This is who I am.
I don't care about the dresses
and the parties and the presents
I just want,
like, a simple, quiet
nice relationship
with my husband.
'I don't understand
why you don't get that.'
I hear you.
I hear you, but it's..
Oh, God.
I'm so sorry.
This is your day.
This is your big day, and I..
You should do what you want.
You're gonna look so amazing
in whatever you wear.
Thank you.
[instrumental music]
That was..
- That was amazing.
- Wow! That was terrific, yeah!
Well, listen,
it's cold out here
so, uh, I'll tell you what.
'Um, we have a wedding to get
ready for tomorrow'
and I could use a little help,
so, the way I see it
you can hang around
out here all day
playing the flute or you can
go inside for a nice
hot breakfast and then
help me set up the venue.
Your call.
Oh, okay. Good.
Hello. Howdy.
Whoa. Merry Christmas.
Alright. Thank you.
Good. Good.
Dad, you do not have enough food
for eleven people.
Uh, well, let's hope
that-that the, uh..
Hens are a-laying.
[instrumental music]
[glass clinking]
Uh, hello, everyone
and Merry Christmas.
Thank you all for being here
on-on our special night.
'As most of you know I'm..'
I don't wanna blow
the surprise, but I, uh..
made wine-tasting
reservations for Tuesday.
I'm gonna make this brief.
Janet, you are amazing.
You are everything
I have ever wanted and more..
You know, this has just been
such a special two weeks
I feel like, maybe you should
call off the grand finale.
Like, I would love it, but
Janet's a little bit on edge.
I feel, like, you know,
it might kind of interfere
with the ceremony,
you know what I mean?
...soon we'll be
filling out
that joint tax return.
[all laughing]
Thank you all, and thank you.
No, I get it, you don't want
twelve pipers piping
in the middle of their vows.
Sorry. What?
The noise..
...could be distracting.
"Twelve pipers piping?"
- Yeah, the pipers.
- 'Mm-hmm.'
I mean..
It's actually
twelve drummers drumming.
The pipers came today.
Pipers today?
Actually, I have a quick,
little question.
- Yeah.
- Do you know the song?
Do I know..
- Of course, I know the song.
- Why don't you sing it?
- You mean, right-right now?
- Mm-hmm, yep. Yeah. Yeah.
- Please, after you.
- You serious?
My voice..
[clears throat]
A partridge in a pear tree
Two turtle doves
Three French hens
four falling birds five..
Calling birds.
- Calling birds on that one.
- 'Yeah.'
Five golden rings
six swans a-swimming
Seven swans, isn't it?
Six geese a-goosing
It's eight.
Because numbers go like this.
Seven, eight, nine.
[glass clinks]
Eight ladies milking
I just want to say
that tomorrow
my little girl
'is going to get married to..'
You didn't send the gifts,
did you?
You're incredible.
I feel like such an idiot.
- 'Cynthia!'
- I'm so sorry, Janet.
Cindy, stop.
I can explain.
What are you.. What are you
gonna explain, Scott?
That you've been lying to me
for, like, an entire week?
No, I never lied to you,
you just assumed that
they were from me, and I just
went along with it.
How is that okay?
How does make that okay to you?
- Cindy--
- Stop calling me that.
The.. "Cynthia."
It's just been annoying me.
It's Cynthia.
Cynthia, uh..
So I didn't
send the presents.
I mean, we had
a great time together.
That counts for something,
Is that what you think
a relationship
is about, Scott?
Presents? Seriously?
I thought
that's what you wanted.
I mean, everyone said that
you were this romantic and..
Do you think I'm that shallow
that I would actually choose
that over a real connection?
Oh, my God.
I feel really stupid.
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Come here.
We're gonna get through it.
You're such a great guy.
I mean, uh,
and thank you for trying.
You're breaking up
with me?
You're such a catch.
I mean..
Oh, my gosh,
you're so amazing.
I don't worry about you
for a second.
The next girl
that you take dancing..'s gonna work,
like, "Gang Busters."
I hope you understand.
I have to go.
Liam. Liam.
- Hey.
- 'Hi.'
You weren't at the rehearsal
tonight. I missed you.
I-I figured I was
just gonna be in the way.
You know..
I wanted to tell you.
It didn't work out
with Scott.
- What happened?
- Like you don't know.
It was you,
it was you all along.
What are you talking about,
It took me so long
to figure it out, Liam.
But you were the one
who sent me the gifts.
- It was so sweet.
- What?
No, I-I didn't.
Liam, you don't have
to play along.
It couldn't have been
anybody else.
Why, because there's
nobody else left?
Is that the reason
that you're here?
You're making it sound--
You think that I came here
for two weeks
with your family
just to work on a book?
- Yeah.
- Come on, Cynthia.
- I-I came here to be with you.
- I didn't know.
Yeah, I thought
things are gonna be
different this time, you know.
I thought that you were
finally gonna see
but you know,
I-I can't do this anymore.
- Wait, what?
- I can't.
Liam, wait, Liam.
- Please. Please.
- Oh, please.
- Look, I can't do this.
- Liam, Liam.
- I can't do this.
- Please, don't go.
- Where are you going?
- I'm gonna go get a motel.
And I'm gonna take
a bus out of here tomorrow.
- No.
- Please don't.
I-I don't wanna be
your leftovers.
I know.
I'm sorry, I didn't know.
I just, I can't do this.
I-I guess, I'll just..
I'll see you when I see you.
[instrumental music]
I don't know about ruined.
All in all, I thought
it all went pretty well.
Oh, I guess I'd think
there was something wrong
if there wasn't at least
a little bit of Cynthia drama.
And at the end of the day,
we still don't know who's behind
all these ridiculous presents.
- What's this?
- Oh, Janet, now, that's..
Please don't tell me
you're behind all this stuff.
'No, no, it's not that.'
The Caribbean?
What is this?
It's nothing. It's uh..
It's just something
I-I was thinking about..
...for our honeymoon.
Okay, Roger,
we talked about this.
It's already gonna be so hard
on my dad that I'm moving out.
I can't leave him here alone.
I can't leave town.
Janet, y-your father
can manage for a week
while his newlywed daughter
is-is off
on a romantic cruise.
'Even he wants you to go.'
Cynthia infected you
with all this romance stuff.
I don't like it.
It's messy, okay?
It confuses people,
they don't know what's real
'and they don't know
what's not real.'
You're-you're stressed
about the wedding.
I'm not stressed
about the wedding.
I'm stressed because I'm trying
to keep this family together
and everyone's
ruining everything.
That's the problem.
- What happened?
- Roger's being crazy.
He, like, planned
this whole secret honeymoon
to the Caribbean. Ugh.
And that's terrible?
Of course, you would think
it's cool, it's like..
...presents and romantic
getaways. Ugh!
You know what, Janet,
a little bit of that
is not such a bad thing,
you know.
It doesn't have to be, like
this and this all the time.
But, every now and again
it could be really fun.
You're so much like mom,
it's actually insane.
Aww. That's the nicest thing
anyone's ever said to me.
I just don't really have
any of that in me, you know?
Like, when I said yes
to Roger
I said yes because
that makes sense.
We're friends, we get along,
and he's really good to me.
That's really nice.
I just really want him to be--
More like you?
No, I really want him
to be happy.
'And I feel like
you don't really get it'
cause weren't here,
but, like..
When mom passed away,
it was, like, awful to see dad
like, this light just went out
in his life and, like, I just..
I can't imagine living
like that, you know?
You wanna go your whole life
without that kind of connection
because you're scared
of losing it?
Yeah, I don't know,
I don't know.
I just don't wanna
do that to Roger.
I think you really
fell in love.
The one thing
you can't plan out.
I think you have a lot more
of mom in you than you think.
How's Scott?
Ugh! It's over.
I realized
we didn't have
what mom and dad had.
And we definitely
don't have what
you and Roger
are lucky enough to have.
Well, what now?
I don't know.
I think I'm gonna
stop chasing the romance.
Maybe be a little bit
more like my sister.
- Really?
- Yeah.
Can you please repeat that?
'I just wanna make sure
I heard it.'
What would I do without you?
- I love you.
- I love you too.
[instrumental music]
On the twelfth day
of Christmas
My true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves
And a partridge
in a pear tree
Fantastic! Ha-ha!
- Oh, my God, so good!
- Oh. Oh, okay, here.
I got it.
Dad, they're from you?
No, it's not from him,
it's for him.
No, no, no.
I want you to read it.
Let's go, let's go inside.
- Are you sure?
- Yeah.
"My darling, Thomas.
(Marie) I hope you
enjoyed these gifts.
Even in the wake
of sadness and loss
there's room
for whimsy and joy.
Life's too precious
not to live every moment.
I hope these gifts have
brought up the best in you.
Your humor, your strength,
your compassion.
Let them remind you
that even though we're apart
my love will always
be with you.
"Take care of our girls
for me and Merry Christmas.
Ever yours, Marie."
Dad, I'm so sorry.
I feel so stupid.
Oh, don't be silly, sunshine.
It's alright.
How did I get it so wrong?
She must have planned all this
when she stopped treatment.
Which means she was going
through all that
and planning all this
at the same time.
She was so amazing.
Oh. That's your mother for you.
Oh, I can't believe
I got it so wrong.
There were no names on the card.
It was an easy mistake.
Not the gifts,
my whole life.
I mean, dad,
I have always thought
that I needed someone to do
romantic things for me
like you and mom, but..
...that's not what I needed.
I needed someone
to do them for.
That's right.
That's right.
I love you guys.
There's something
I have to do.
Go get him.
[instrumental music]
Wait! Stop! Stop!
(Liam) 'Cynthia,
get out of the street!'
Are you..
Liam, wait! Just..
What are you doing here?
Where, where..
I thought you were leaving,
riding out on that bus.
It's not my bus.
What are you doing here?
I wanted to bring you this.
But also, I've,
I've figured it out.
It's you.
It's been you the entire time.
I told you already,
I did not send you the gifts.
I know.
Ever since..
...I was a little girl..
...I dreamed about
an epic love story.
And I realize that the love
story I've always wanted
is right in front of me
and I was too blind
to see it.
Gosh, you've been
such a good friend.
You've been a good friend
for so long.
Yeah. Just a friend.
No. A friendship
is the most important thing.
I don't think
any grand romantic gesture
in the world
could ever compete
with what we have.
I love you.
I've loved you
for a really long time.
I love you too.
[instrumental music]
[instrumental music]
["Here Comes The Bride"]
[music continues]
- You look perfect.
- Thank you.
What made you change your mind
about the dress?
I just wanted something special.
It is the first day
of our marriage.
Please be seated.
Ladies and gentlemen,
we are gathered here today..
It's an all-inclusive resort,
and I think we're..
I think we're gonna
try windsurfing.
He's gonna try windsurfing.
I'm gonna lie on the beach,
and I have to think about
maids a-milking
and partridges in pear trees.
- I'll see you guys in a bit.
- See you guys.
Hello, Tom.
- Merry Christmas, Esther.
- Oh, thank you.
Oh, such a beautiful ceremony.
So glad you could make it.
I wouldn't miss it.
Well, it was good seeing you.
You too.
Would you like to dance?
Yes. I'd love to.
I'm.. I need to go
real slow.
I know.
So much love
It's warming up
If my wish comes true
Isn't this an amazing place
for a wedding?
Oh, I'm sorry.
Uh, Maggie, have you met Scott?
- Yeah.
- We kind of know each other.
Well, you know,
I think the dance floor
is calling both of your names.
Really? I think I hear it.
- You wanna dance?
- Yeah.
- It's a nice wedding.
- I know.
Aren't they the best? Weddings
are the best thing ever.
Where's your romantic side, huh?
Hmm. Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you.
- Miss Baker.
- Mm-hmm.
Uh, may I have the honor
of this dance?
I would love that.
I thought you'd never ask.
Well, then, in that case..
["This Christmas Kiss"]
Oh, I love this song.
Oh, look at these moves.
Hello. Okay. Okay.
This Christmas
I just can't resist
Something like this
I can't resist
this Christmas kiss
...magic of your lips
Something like this
I can't resist
this Christmas kiss
Two eternal doves
that call us
We can fall in love
in love
This is my
favorite Christmas
This Christmas
I just can't resist
Something like this
I can't resist
this Christmas kiss
...magic of your lips
Something like this
I can't resist
this Christmas kiss
This Christmas
I just can't resist
Something like this
I can't resist
this Christmas kiss
...magic of your lips
Something like this
I can't resist
this Christmas kiss
[instrumental music]
[dove cooing]
What a Christmas this is
Love and hugs and kisses
And this is all I wanna do
Yeah I really got you
What a Christmas
what a Christmas this is
What a Christmas
Yeah what a Christmas
What a Christmas this is