Same Time Next Christmas (2019) Movie Script

Woman: Happy holidays!
Good morning, everyone.
Thank you for coming.
You've all played
an integral role
in our firm winning the bid for
the new city payroll offices.
But where's Olivia?
Here. Hi.
[ Chuckles ]
You've once again
delivered the height
of functionality
and practicality.
[ Cheers and applause ]
Thank you.
Great work, Olivia.
Its strength is in
its simplicity.
Well, you can't get too crazy
on a city budget, so...
That's a compliment.
[ Chuckles ]
Uh, thank you.
I brokered the deal.
Gregg Harris.
Oh, yeah, you
you brought us that client
who was looking to build
a warehouse.
II'm Olivia
Yeah, I know.
I like what you did with
that police precinct
down on Caves Road.
Not my best work,
but you've done your homework. looking to
do something crazy?
Maybe just, you know, a little
bit more creative.
Less cinder blocks,
higher ceilings.
Something beautiful.
I'd like to hear
more about it.
You want to give me
a call sometime?
[ Cell phone chimes ]
Just give me a call sometime.
[ Chuckles ]
Right now, Christmas vacation
is calling, so...
Have a merry Christmas.
You, too, Olivia.
[ UNBOYS' "Caught Up in
Christmas" plays ]
Caught up in Christmas
Coming down snow
Love in the air...
Olivia: Forget
a white Christmas.
Christmas vacation for me
and my family means Hawaii.
It's about getting away
from it all,
relaxing on the beach
under blue skies
and breathing in the crisp,
clean Hawaiian air.
It's what we've done since
I was 5 years old.
Let's go, Olivia.
Come on.
All right, we'll see you
at the beach.
Got it?
Got everything? Okay.
Mele Kalikimaka.
Merry Christmas.
You might want to hurry.
Beach loungers are filling up.
Caught up in Christmas
Olivia: Coming here
is like coming home.
It's where I learned to swim
and how to snag
the best lounge chairs,
where I built countless
sand castles,
and where I met
the first boy I ever kissed.
It's just sand.
I'm Olivia.
What's your name?
Jeffrey Williams.
Come on, Jeffrey Williams.
You want to help me build
a sand castle or what?
This is when we met
the Williams family.
They're Boston,
we're California.
Totally different.
So, of course we hit it off.
Since then, our tradition
is same place,
same time, every Christmas.
I'm okay.
Oh, look at those two.
Olivia: Hi, Dad!
Hey, kids!
[ Camera shutter clicks ]
It's the most
Wonderful time of the year
Ding dong, ding dong
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling
you "be of good cheer"
Ah ah ah
It's the most wonderful time
of the year
Ding dong, ding dong
There'll be scary
ghost stories
And tales of the glories
Of Christmases long,
long ago
Ding dong, ding dong
Long ago, whoa
It's the most wonderful time
Of the year
Truth or dare?
[ Sighs ] Truth.
Where are you gonna be
in 20 years?
Running my dad's
lighting business.
That's your answer?
[ Chuckles ]
It's the truth.
[ Chuckles ] Okay, dude,
expand your horizons.
Truth or dare?
How come you always
pick dare?
'Cause you always
pick truth.
I dare you to jump
off on a cliff.
Okay, I went easy on you.
You can always pick
truth instead.
You snooze, you lose.
[ Laughs ]
Come on, Jeff.
You got to catch up.
Hey, wait up.
Olivia: Truth or Dare
was our favorite game.
Jeff always picked truth,
but then,
I gave him the ultimate dare.
You don't really
have to jump.
IIt's just
a stupid game.
I dare you
to jump with me.
[ Both scream ]
[ Gasps ]
[ Laughs ]
You're crazy!
No way.
We actually did that.
Okay. Your turn.
[ Giggles ]
I dare you...
to kiss me.
[ Both chuckle ]
Get a room.
Hit the beach, please.
And as soon as we get here
[ Gasps ]
Mele Kalikimaka.
Welcome back,
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson.
Faye: Mariel,
it is great to see you.
You, too.
Woody: The Williams,
uh, here yet?
I sent Drew down to grab
some lounge chairs
before Alec snags them all.
what's the matter?
The Williams won't be
joining us this year.
Oh, why not?
They're here for
every Christmas.
I'm afraid Mrs. Williams
has passed away.
IIt was sudden.
Only a few weeks ago.
I'm so sorry.
I just assumed that you knew.
Oh. No.
No, we didn't know.
Olivia: I was devastated for
Jeff and his family.
I called him every day
from Hawaii.
Hey, Jeff.
It's me again.
I still haven't
heard back from you.
I hope you're okay.
Call me if you ever want to talk
or something.
We never spoke again.
[ Cell phone beeps ]
Ian: Aunt Olivia.
Aunt Olivia!
Aunt Olivia.
Only six days till Christmas.
Hi, Ian.
[ Laughs ]
Hey, gorgeous.
How did it go?
Hi, guys.
How'd it go?
The client is happy, and now
I'm ready to just dig my toes
in the sand and forget
about it all for a week.
That's my girl.
Mele Kalikimaka, Mariel.
Who's this?
This is Laki.
Hey, Laki.
When I took over
as general manager,
I decided we needed
a resort dog
and a lot more
beach loungers.
My hero.
[ Laughs ]
Oh Oh, my God.
[ Chuckles ]
Hi, bro.
How are you? Good?
Hey, Todd.
[ Sighs ]
Well, geez, you, uh,
look like you could use
some serious unwinding.
Oh, I'm sorry,
did you say "wine"?
Because I'm in.
[ Chuckles ]
I meant yoga.
No. Wine is so much better.
I suck at yoga.
You suck at card games.
That never stopped you.
[ Scoffs ]
Don't listen to your brother.
You are perfect.
Thank you.
Yoga in 15?
And then what?
Todd: Put your feet together
and scoot your right leg up,
reaching your left arm
up to the sky
into Utthita Trikonasana.
And lunge yourself forward.
And bend your right leg.
Feel the energy flow through you
as you push forward into...
[ Continues indistinctly ]
Take a deep breath in,
being mindful of our bodies,
mindful of our movements,
as we gently relax into
Tadasana, our mountain pose.
Oof! I'm sorry!
So sorry!
Let me help you.
Thank you.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Exhales sharply ]
[ Laughing ]
I'm sorry again.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah.
All this stuff...
what are you doing here?
I've always been here.
II mean, you know, for for
Christmas, we kept coming back.
That's a nice shirt.
Oh, um, Heidi's idea.
Wear it loud and proud, brother.
You look good!
Holy moley. Is it
It can't possibly be.
Hi, Mr. Williams.
You look gorgeous.
Thank you.
Now I feel old.
Oh, no!
Where are your parents?
'Cause I'm pretty sure your
father still owes me and eggnog.
Oh, really? Yeah, they should be
around here somewhere.
Oh, yeah.
There you go.
Dad is still at it.
Wow. That is...impressive.
Heidi: Wow.
Olivia: Look who's here.
[ Chuckles ]
The Williams family.
Come on. Doesn't this place
have standards?
Apparently not. They're still
taking your reservation.
Oh, good to see you, buddy.
Long time, no see.
Good to see you.
Oh, you.
You're still putting up
with that man?
Oh, someone's got
to keep him in line.
So good
to see you, Alec.
Come on, Dad.
I can carry my own bag.
Your back.
What's wrong with my back?
Let's keep it that way.
[ Stammers ]
Help me.
[ Laughs ]
You would not believe
the way she carries on.
[ Chuckles ] gonna be
at the luau?
Uh, yeah.
Yes. II wouldn't miss it.
[ Fastpaced drum music plays ]
[ Grunting ]
Oh, whoa!
That looked dangerous.
[ Shouts ]
[ Applause ]
Yes! Ha!
Really good.
Look what my son made.
Oh, Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
Oh, Ian's tree
came out great.
Now it feels
like Christmas.
Yes, it does.
Alec: It does.
Katey would love that
we're all together.
Thanks, Faye.
To Katey.
[ Gasps ] To Katey.
Thanks, Woody.
[ Glasses clinking ]
Drew: To Katey.
You've heard of
helicopter parents?
I've got a helicopter child.
[ Laughs ]
She's like this at
the office, too.
Well, I think it's sweet
she's looking out for you.
She is slowly sucking all
the fun out of my life.
How is everything?
Well, that depends.
You still a Yankee fan?
It's so good to have you back,
Mr. Williams.
You can call me Alec,
you know?
Uh, oh, I will check
on your Tofurky.
You still eating
that stuff?
My body is a temple.
[ Chuckles ]
And I am its most faithful
Ew. Ew!
[ Chuckles ]
So gross.
It's just a kiss.
Nothing to be embarrassed about.
I'm so sorry.
Honey, honey.
So, are you still
in Boston?
Uh, no.
I left there, uh,
10 years ago, actually.
I moved to San Diego.
Are you serious?
You're in California?
Oh, yeah. I got a beach bungalow
right on the sand.
This coming from the guy
who used to treat sand
like it was hot lava
when we first met?
[ Chuckles ]
What are you doing?
Custom sailboats.
That's amazing.
It's more of a hobby.
Olivia just designed
the most fabulous building
east of the Mississippi.
Is that right?
What is it?
It's the city council
payroll building.
Wait, east.
You left California?
I'm in Cincinnati.
You...You landlocked?
I don't believe it.
There's a river.
[ Applause ]
I missed this place.
It's missed you.
Well, we've been coming back,
but I have to admit,
it's not the same
without all of you.
Peaceful, relaxing.
[ Laughter ]
Hey, you all should join us
for yoga tomorrow morning.
Oh, wow. Yeah.
That's a hard pass.
Yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah.
Some people find the poses
quite challenging.
I knew that was you.
I knew it.
Knew it.
[ Microphone feedback ]
All: Aloha!
Mele Kalikimaka.
At this time, we'd like
to invite you
to come dance a Hawaiian
Christmas hula.
[ Music plays ]
Oh, yeah.
I don't II...
I don't even remember
how to do that.
I don't even believe that
for one second.
Come on, come on!
Everybody up!
[ Cheering ]
Please don't make me
do this alone.
Don't be shy!
Time to dance!
Come on!
[ Both laugh ]
There's my girl.
[ Both laugh ]
Does anybody else want
to join us?
Come on.
Okay. All right.
You do it? I'm doing it.
Come on.
Oh, we're in.
Slow your roll, Anderson.
You're not that good.
Woman: All right, everybody.
Ready. This is kaholo.
[ Indistinct conversations ]
That's pretty good.
Still got it.
Jeff looks good.
Now, that's a nice guy.
Stay out of it, Faye.
You know, I see the way
he looks at you,
the same way he looked at you
when the two of you
were teenagers.
I'm just saying,
I think the two of you
have always had a real
connection, like soul mates.
I'm just saying.
All right.
[ Chuckles ]
Oh, here he comes.
Act natural.
Hey. Hey.
[ Chuckles ]
New project.
Yeah, it's a...
it's a post office.
Is that all glass?
Yeah, it's...way too expensive,
but I just
I need to find a way
to draw more light in.
What about steel panels?
but still reflective.
I'll try that.
[ Chuckles ]
Um...can you take
a break?
I really want to show you
Hi, Mr.
and Mrs. Anderson.
Who's that?
It was Jeff.
Oh, it's...
Yeah, is that his name?
[ Chuckles ]
It's weird.
You look the same.
Not old, just, um...
15 years.
Yeah, it feels like yesterday
and a million years ago.
You know, I never thought I'd
get the chance to see you
in person again because
I owe you an apology.
Last time we were
in Hawaii together
It was a really
long time ago.
Got your messages
and your emails.
We were kids.
Yeah, but still.
I should've called you back.
After my mom died, my family
pretty much fell apart.
My sister was
off at college,
my dad was a mess, and me
I was just...
Nothing felt
right anymore.
Hawaii was always
my mom's paradise.
She really did love it here.
she loved the music.
Oh, and the, uh,
the Christmas leis.
[ Chuckling ] Yeah.
Those were here favorite.
Yeah, it was, um...hard to
imagine being here without her.
It was also hard
not to be here.
Then the waiting widows
The waiting widows?
Yeah, they use the obituaries
like Tinder.
[ Scoffs ]
It's not just the women.
There's a whole crop of men
that'll do it, too.
That is seriously
[ Chuckling ] Yeah.
And it works.
My dad married one of them.
Yeah, the marriage didn't
last long, of course,
but it took a while for us
to feel like a family again.
So, what made you come back?
Ah. Well, you know, my wife,
and I, we spent
Oh, your wife.
Soon to be exwife.
We separated about
six months ago.
We spent the last five
with her family in Vermont.
She's there now with our
daughter, Madelyn.
she just turned 4.
She's adorable.
You've been busy.
[ Both laugh ]
I wish she was here.
I wanted to relive all my, uh,
Christmas memories with her,
but all she wanted
was snow.
Mm. That's what happens when you
grow up in Southern California.
Yeah, I should've seen
that coming.
[ Chuckles ]
Sweet ride, Mr. Williams.
Yeah, she's one
of my favorites.
You built this?
Delivered her
six months ago.
This is...stunning.
[ Gasps ] All of the lines
and the millwork!
And I've been wanting to use
this teak wood.
Where did you get it?
It's reclaimed.
Oh, this is amazing.
So...your dad's not into
the whole boat thing?
Yeah, he still wants me
to take over
the family
lighting business.
Yeah, I seem to remember you
wanting to do that at one point.
Well, my, uh, world view was
pretty narrow back then,
but I was always in awe
of how big your dreams were,
and I figured,
you know, maybe I should start
dreaming bigger, too.
Grow my wings.
That's the wings.
I always loved being
out on the water.
I...close my eyes
and just clear my head.
Now here you are, standing
on a boat that you built.
Yeah, with the girl who pretty
much inspired it all.
To two crazy kids...
living out our dreams.
Evening, Mariel.
Mr. Williams.
Are you headed home?
I am.
Hey, um...
is there anywhere to...
get a snack around here?
[ Laughs ]
Here we go.
[ Laughs ]
[ Chuckles ]
So good.
[ Chuckles ]
That's good stuff.
And again.
Don't tell Heidi.
Mm. No, that would be
a breach of confidentiality.
I got it.
[ Chuckles lightly ]
I can't use this.
I'm a Red Sox fan.
So, how does a nice
Hawaiian girl
get mixed up with
the Yankees, anyway?
[ Chuckles ] My mom moved here
from the Bronx
when she met my dad,
and living so far away,
I think the Yankees
were a tether to home.
And rooting for them always made
me feel more connected to her.
Plus, I like winning.
[ Chuckles ] Sorry.
I'm off the clock.
Well, I can't argue that
kind of loyalty...
no matter how misplaced.
[ Scoffs ]
Oh. Let me see...
I'll put it away.
You're off the clock.
Thank you.
[ Refrigerator door opens ]
Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
[ Laughs ]
So, why Cincinnati?
A firm made me an offer
I couldn't say no to,
and I was ready
for a change.
Lucky Cincinnati.
[ Chuckles, sighs ]
Oh, this is incredible.
[ Laughs ]
[ Laughs ]
I love this place!
[ Both laugh ]
I knew you would.
So, my mom thinks
we're soul mates.
[ Chuckles ] Soul mates?
[ Chuckles ]
Is that weird?
I can't believe
I just said that.
No, it's not weird at all.
I mean, you are the one
who got away.
The one you left behind.
Ouch. Come on.
I was a...dumb teen.
Well, I'm here now.
[ Chuckling ] Oh, wow.
You still do that? [ Chuckles ]
Oh, don't be jealous.
This one's yours.
Oh, it is?
Thank you.
Do I look so beautiful?
[ Both chuckle ]
[ Chuckles ]
[ Squeals ]
[ Exhales sharply ]
[ Exhales sharply ]
[ Chuckles softly ]
[ Claps hands ]
[ Hums softly ]
[ Cell phone ringing ]
[ Cell phone beeps,
ringing stops ]
Hey, Caroline.
Everything okay?
There's a problem.
[ Water sloshing ]
[ Knock on door ]
[ Gasps ] Hey!
Come on in.
I have a great idea.
Do you remember that little,
uh, snorkel spot
on the whitesand beach,
and there was that cute
little ice cream stand?
So, I was thinking, if we went
there today, we could go...
What's wrong?
Caroline called
last night.
She and Madelyn
really miss me...
and she said Christmas
doesn't feel right
the family together.
She wants to give
things another try.
And do you?
I, uh...
I have to be
there for Madelyn.
I really wasn't expecting
to see you again.
I wasn't prepared.
I know.
You should go.
You should go and be
with them in Vermont.
I would want my dad
to come home, too.
[ Exhales sharply ]
I'm sorry.
[ Inhales sharply ]
[ Exhales deeply ]
[ "Deck the Halls" plays ]
[ Indistinct conversations ]
You killed it.
You killed it. That was...
So nice. fun.
For a Christmas party.
I know.
And you know that guy Scott
with the glasses?
I think he's gonna give me that
listing on Kathydale Road.
Good. It seemed like
a really good property.
I think so.
I just love those little
silver Christmas trees.
It reminds me of the ones I used
to make when I was growing up.
Oh, we should get one.
Oh, this is nice.
Isn't this so pretty?
[ Sighs ]
It's very serene.
It's a boat
with an oil spill.
All right.
What's this?
What's going on here?
Do you like my hat?
[ Chuckles ]
I like you.
[ Chuckles ]
I'm gonna miss you.
Well, you were invited.
I know, but I can't leave in
the middle of the Rockaway deal.
I know.
I'm all yours for New Year's.
I promise.
I can't wait.
Oh, I'm cold.
All right, let's...
take you home.
You want to keep this?
Yeah, let's keep it.
Merry Christmas.
[ Ringing ]
[ Sighs ]
I just had lunch
with the mayor.
Of Cincinnati?
She wants you to bid on a new
municipal complex.
Are you kidding?
[ Knock on door ]
Aunt Olivia! Some girl
stole our lounge chairs!
Uh, wwwhere are
they building it?
Prime real estate.
Aunt Olivia!
Police, building and safety,
possibly a youth center.
Uh, what's the timeline?
We need
to get loungers.
Uh, ththere are plenty.
Yeah, but Nana said
to get the good ones.
I'm sending you over
the parameters.
Some kid took my chair.
Please, just keep
this nice and
I know.
Fluorescent lights,
tons of concrete.
My shoes were right there.
Excuse me
That's her!
Ian, there are
are plenty.
We can just take that one over
there, all right?
What's up, baby?
What's happening?
Come on and sit.
Um...Gre Gregg,
I'm gonna have to just call
you right back, okay?
[ Cell phone beeps ]
[ Chuckles lightly ]
Hi. Hi.
Okay. Sorry.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Chuckles ]
Madelyn, this is Daddy's friend,
Olivia, and her nephew, Ian.
I'm gonna go take a swim.
Are those your pajamas?
[ Chuckles ]
Yes. Uh, yes, they are.
These are my pajamas.
[ Chuckles ]
My mom got me Captain Marvel
pajamas for Christmas.
That was lucky!
And you're even luckier
that you get to spend
Christmas in Hawaii.
Uh, it took
some convincing.
[ Clicks tongue ]
I want snow.
Like father,
like daughter.
Mmhmm. Did you know that
your daddy used to throw a fit
on Christmas because he wanted
to be in the snow?
Oh, really, now?
He wanted to have hot chocolate
and build snowmen
and put on his warm coat
and gloves.
See, Daddy?
But then I showed him
you can do all of that here.
Plus...we get to do
the Reindeer Games.
Mmhmm. Yeah.
And we don't have to freeze
doing any of it.
Your daddy and your mommy
can take you
to town
and get a hula skirt.
My mommy's not here.
She's not?
She got forced.
Is everything okay?
Mommy and Daddy got forced, so
she didn't come, only Daddy did.
I think what
she's trying to tell you
is that Caroline
and I got divorced.
Are you wearing mascara?
Must just be
from last night.
The Williams came back.
Yes, I, uh
I saw Jeff this morning.
Met his daughter.
Is she adorable or what?
I didn't see his wife.
They're divorced.
Ah, I'm sorry to hear that.
I'd say he's never
looked better.
He broke my heart.
Last time, it was
with your blessing.
Can't hurt.
Lip gloss and a smile.
[ Exhales sharply ]
The to pack it in
as you go, just like that.
You see?
And then, if you want
to make it really good,
just put a little hole
in the bottom.
Special secret.
That's perfect.
[ Sighs ]
There you go, pumpkin.
You're a lucky girl.
Olivia here is
a master builder.
[ Chuckles ]
Let's make this perfect.
Put these here.
You know, there's a sand
sculpture contest in a few days.
Can we do it?
[ Laughs ]
Of course!
I'm gonna go get us
some more water, okay?
I really
like her, Daddy.
Me, too, peanut.
Me, too.
[ Big band music plays ]
Silent night
I am so happy we were able
to come back here again.
Hawaii, eh?
All is calm
All is bright
Round yon virgin...
What are you waiting for?
What are you
talking about?
Last year, I get it.
You and Caroline still trying
to figure things out.
Come on now, kid.
Why don't you go make
a play already?
You can't climb a ladder with
your hands in your pockets.
Faye: Hi, guys.
Beach yoga, 8:00 A. M.?
[ Sighs ] Make it 9:00
and we're in. All right?
Good night.
I'm calling it, too.
No, you stay here.
Finish your drink.
[ Luther Vandross'
"Have Yourself a Merry
Little Christmas" plays ]
Have yourself a merry little
[ Chuckles ]
[ Chuckles ]
Last man standing?
It kind of feels
like a conspiracy.
[ Chuckles ]
How are your fingers?
Oh, they're like raisins.
See? [ Chuckles ]
So, Madelyn
really likes you.
Well, who can blame her?
You ever miss California?
Every winter.
Yeah, snow is great,
in theory.
But it is magical,
especially at Christmas.
Yeah. When the fire's burning
and the snowflakes are falling.
And Luther Vandross
is playing.
There's no
Luther Vandross.
Luther Vandross.
[ Chuckles ]
Oh, yeah.
[ Laughs ]
Yeah, I do miss
a white Christmas.
I'm gonna go up.
I have the yoga
in the morning.
Well, um...
sleep well, Olivia.
Good night,
Jeffrey Williams.
Oh! [ Giggles ]
Olivia, come help me!
[ Inhales sharply ]
Come on.
Glitter glue.
[ Chuckles ]
That is such
a cool bike!
She didn't want my help.
She wanted yours.
Well, she's
a smart cookie.
How can I help?
This looks like fun.
Why don't we take some
some glue here?
Will you oopen
this for me?
Got you.
And that will work.
And you want your
[ Laughs ]
I'm s...sorry about that.
I said
it was an accident.
[ Laughs ]
Oh! [ Growls ]
Hi! What
[ Chuckles ]
What are you doing here?
Well, the Rockaway deal
closed this morning.
I took the first
flight out.
It was too early to call,
but here I am.
That's great.
And you are
Oh. Sorry, I
I cleaned myself off.
Guess what?
City council...likes your
initial concept.
Yeah, they still have to vote,
but you're definitely
in the running.
That's great.
The municipal building?
Gregg Harris.
Don't tell me.
Jeff's family and my family
have been coming here
for Christmas since
we were, like...6.
That's cool.
Where are your parents?
Oh, they're by the beach.
So, do you want
to go over there?
Okay. All right,
well, we're gonna go.
Nice to meet you.
Well, you're gonna have
to get out of that.
You're all sweaty.
I can sweat in this.
You don't want
to take your shoes off?
Oh, I hate the sand.
It gets everywhere.
In between your toes
and in your hair.
Then you come home and it's your sheets.
Uh, Mom, Dad?
This is Gregg.
Hi. Oh
Uh...Cincinnati Gregg?
Whoa, look at the BF.
The one and only.
Great to finally meet you.
He closed his deal,
so he came.
Yeah, you got Kevlar
under there?
No, I just work out a lot.
Ooh, ooh.
Okay, that's good.
We're huggers.
[ Chuckles ]
Hi. Drew.
Drew. You're Drew. Okay.
Todd. Nice to meet you.
This is our son, Ian.
Ian. Hey.
I come bearing gifts.
[ Gasps ]
You didn't need
to do that.
That's so sweet.
Oh. All right.
Take a look at that.
Well, should we put
these under the tree?
Open them now.
A little instant
gratification never hurt.
Oh, wow.
That drone goes 50 feet
in the air.
I'm gonna go test it out.
And, uh, that's to grow
your own microgreens.
Oh, wow.
Right on.
And there's crystals
in here.
Something about
charging the water.
Oh, nice.
It's positive energy infused.
That's what the guy with the
manbun who sold it to me said.
Very impressive.
For you,
I got you a meeting
with the head of Oahu's
transportation department.
That's romantic.
Takes all kinds.
Sorry I couldn't put
a bow on it, but...
Yeah. No, that's
I know you love this place.
That's awesome.
That's That's really cool.
Thank you.
Gregg, you're just in time.
The Reindeer Games
start any minute.
We're not gonna do that.
It's just some
competition games thing.
Okay, here's what
we got going.
We got We got sand castles,
we got musical beach towels,
we got paddle tennis.
Right. And then we got
the big triathlon.
Oh, I got the tri.
Oh, it's not
Oh! Oh, all right!
Gregg's on the tri,
coming in strong!
It's not the triathlons
that you're used to.
I'm gonna get changed.
All right.
No questions.
No more questions.
What do you mean no questions?
I have a thousand questions.
This is fantastic.
Are you kidding me?
All right.
Look, the Andersons have
have have pulled an audible
with this new guy.
We got to adjust accordingly.
Heidi, how's your arm?
How's your blood pressure?
Are you up
for this tri or not?
I'll do it.
[ Chuckles ]
Hey, odds on my crew?
I'll take it.
You got to be kidding me.
Heidi: This guy.
All right, peanut, don't worry
about anybody else out there.
Just have fun
and do your best.
Have fun when you're back
at home with your friends.
See those people?
Look, guys, remember...
Those people are your enemy.
Destroy them.
Got it, Coach.
Hey, Coach,
a little intense.
[ Indistinct conversations ]
Kinky. I'll have
to borrow that sometime.
I'm sorry, I I didn't
know that he was coming.
I, uh,
didn't know he existed.
We're not starting
in the water?
What do you have
all over you?
It's a trick
of the trade.
Listen, Gregg, I've been
trying to tell you
this is not the kind of
No, I got this.
This is my lane.
Okay, where are my contestants?
[ Cheers and applause ]
[ Laughs ]
Gregg, wait.
Come on, Gregg.
Ah, crap.
The first leg is constructing
a gingerbread house.
The second leg
is a crab crawl.
I'm sorry.
And the third, a bike race
around the resort.
Are you ready?
[ Cheers and applause ]
And go build
those houses!
He needs more
frosting on it!
Get the frosting!
Get in line,
I'm flying high off the wire
Yeah, you got me
feeling free
When I see it on the shelf,
I want it for myself
Mariel: Make sure you get
the icing on the walls.
Good job.
Let's go!
Come on, you're in real estate.
Get it together, man.
You got to put the roof on.
Put the roof on!
Yeah, here we go.
Oh, I don't understand.
Has he never built
a gingerbread house?
He's half Jewish.
Come on, MagDawg!
Pain is temporary!
Greatness is forever!
Where do you even
come up with these?
Oh, here and there.
Pinterest, mostly.
That's too much frosting.
Come on!
[ Cheers and applause ]
I've been feeling like
I'm needing something sweet
In my system, in my veins
Want to breathe it,
want to feel it
I'm impressed.
Want to keep it in
my pocket every day
When I see it on the shelf,
I want it for myself
So, drop it like it's hot
When you drop it,
I can stop it
'Cause, baby,
I see what I want
I say hey
Got to have it
Come on, honey.
Excuse me.
Coming through.
I got to have it
Excuse me.
I want it, I got it
I got to have it
[ Cheers and applause ]
I need it, I want it, I got,
I got to have it
I need it, I want it,
I got, I got to have it
I need it, I want it, I got
I got to have it
I need it, I want it, I got
I got to have it
[ Cheers and applause ]
I got to have it
[ Todd laughs ]
Hey, man.
Fair is fair.
There's some really tough
competition out there.
You are a good man
and a great sport.
Well, I have a new appreciation
for cookie construction.
Nice effort out there.
Well, no shame
in second, right?
Well, they say you never
really win the silver,
you only lose the gold.
[ Laughs ]
Time to reapply.
Come on.
Sunburn, melanoma.
I love you, Dad.
Gregg catching
a few Zs after the tri?
No, he doesn't nap.
I love a good nap.
When we get home,
can we still see you?
Oh, she lives really
far away, pumpkin.
Where'd you go?
Uh, fitness center.
Awesome here.
Don't you want to relax?
We're on vacation?
Oh, I don't take vacation
from my goals.
Come on, we just ordered
a pitcher of Mai Tais.
Yeah, I'm not really a relax
on the beach type of guy.
I was gonna go for a run,
get my steps in.
You want to join?
I'm definitely a relax
on the beach kind of girl.
[ Chuckles ]
Did you submit
your designs already?
Uh, no. It's just feeling
a little generic.
I can grab them if
you want to go over it.
I'm gonna do it.
You have the pulse
of what they want.
Don't over think it.
Have a good run.!
If she's happy,
we're happy.
She could be happier.
Got to practice,
little bro.
Bigger fast ball!
Good boy.
[ Dog whines ]
[ Barking ]
Laki! Laki!
Laki! Laki!
Leave it, Laki!
Ohh! Ohh!
Ohh! Ohh! Argh!
Hey, buddy!
It's his ankle!
My ankle.
You okay?
What happened?
His leg over here!
Get some ice over here.
Let me get him some ice.
I'm okay.
Laki! Here, boy.
[ Both breathing heavily ]
I'm I'm out of shape.
[ Chuckles ]
Don't worry,
it's the altitude.
[ Chuckling ] No.
We're definitely at sea level.
[ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ]
So, he, uh, seems like
a pretty good guy, Gregg.
He is, thanks.
I appreciate that.
So it's pretty serious?
Yeah, I guess so.
Look, I'm sorry.
The last time I saw you,
you were...
I was headed back
to my wife.
Yeah. I couldn't think
of an appropriate way
to tell you without
sounding presumptuous.
I got it. My dad might be
a little disappointed though.
[ Both laugh ]
We have some pretty spectacular
timing, don't we?
Very impressive.
Timing is everything.
It's not.
At least
I don't think it is.
[ Laki barks ]
Hey, buddy.
Come here.
You can't run like that.
Hey, is this...
Ohana Cliff.
Seemed so much higher
back then, didn't it?
Ah, it still seems
pretty high right now.
I remember being
absolutely terrified.
[ Chuckles ]
No, it was
it was your idea.
Yeah, for you to jump, not me.
I was afraid of heights.
I don't believe you.
Still am. Scout's honor.
You seemed so
gung ho about it.
Well, I had to dig
pretty deep that day.
Guess it was technically
my dare,
so I sort of
roped you in.
Well, I knew how badly you
wanted to do it.
[ Chuckles ]
We were, um,
growing our wings.
[ Laki panting ]
we should get back.
Come on, bud.
Gregg: I mean, are you
kidding me with this view?
I can see why you
love this place.
Amazing square footage,
great beach.
Great friends.
A lot of memories.
You know, I was thinking, you
guys should open up a shop here.
Homeopathic medicine
is super hot right now.
Great health is always
in fashion.
Well, we don't want to
complicate things.
It's not a complication.
You just hire a local manager,
and then you
have an excuse
to come to Hawaii
as often as you want.
Now you're talking.
Oh, my.
Did Jeanine from City Council
get a hold of you?
No, I don't have
my phone.
What do you mean you
don't have your phone?
Is everything okay?
Yeah, you're at the top
of the list.
They really want to see
your final rendering.
Okay. I'll do it.
Yeah, okay. Okay.
We'll talk about it
over dinner.
And guess what?
I made reservations at the
island's numberone restaurant.
Oh, like a boss, huh?
Yeah, I I had a friend
call in a favor.
You know we have the numberone
lighting store
in greater Boston?
Five locations.
No favors necessary.
Not one.
Olivia, the sand sculpture
contest is in one hour.
Do we have to go now?
I mean, it's still kind of
early, and I promised her.
Well, she's really cute,
and I love being here
with everybody,
but it'd be so nice to just have
a little oneonone time.
You know what I mean?
I'm so sorry,
but I I can't.
Go ahead, we're good.
Don't worry,
I know all her tricks.
See you guys.
Do you want us
to come for dinner?
[ Chuckles ]
Mr. Williams.
I thought
we settled that.
Old habits die hard.
If you want to be alone,
then I
No, no, no.
Plenty of good seats left.
[ Chuckles ]
My God.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Both chuckle ]
[ Both sigh ]
Never gets old, does it?
It's 100 shades of pink,
blue, orange.
This is my dream.
To run the hotel and...
to be able to watch
the sunset every night.
What did the New Yorker
think of that?
[ Laughter ]
My parents thought
I was nuts.
They were both teachers
and they wanted me
to follow
in their footsteps.
I'd say you made
the right choice.
I think life's too short to live
someone else's dream.
Don't you think?
Gregg: It's a little sore
from that tri.
Did you work out
your quad?
It's all right.
It's good.
This is really nice.
Thank you.
Oh. No problem.
You're paying for it.
[ Laughs ] Oh, really?
'Cause you're gonna get
that project.
What's wrong?
I don't know.
I just
I became an architect
so that I could
create beautiful designs
and and and push
the limits.
Yeah, but you found a niche
that will set you up
for years if not decades
of steady work.
You could build your own firm
off of this.
I know, I just
I wish that I
Okay, so here's what
you can do.
You can get a pet project, like
a small little house addition.
You can scratch
your itch that way.
Look, I know this isn't
what you planned for,
but this is where life
has taken you.
And there are plenty
of worse places to be.
No, I know.
You're right.
I believe in you, Olivia.
I believe in us.
We're gonna be the king
and queen
of the Ohio River Valley
real estate.
What's going on here?
Why are you wearing that?
Bad bet.
[ Chuckles ]
Cover me, will you?
Your sister's all over me.
And do me another favor.
Don't fumble it this time
around with Olivia.
How many of those egg nogs
have you had?
Don't you worry about that.
You got a second chance here.
I see what's going on between
the two of you.
Oh, come on,
what second chance?
She's in love with someone
who, for better or worse,
seems like
a decent enough guy.
Forget about him.
He's a rookie,
you're a pro.
Get in there and take it
to the end zone.
[ Chuckles ] Now that sounds
a little inappropriate.
Yeah, you get the point.
Son, true love
is worth fighting for.
Was that worth leaving everyone
behind for a few hours?
Yes. I've just been
coming here for so long,
doing the same thing,
eating the same food that...
I forget that there's
anything else, so...
thank you.
Thank you.
Ever since I first met you,
I saw our
our future together.
An unstoppable team.
[ Chuckles ]
And I want to try
so many things with you.
I want to literally
build a life with you.
Because I love you.
I love you enough
to get sand in my toes.
Oh, my gosh.
[ Gasps ]
Olivia Anderson,
will you marry me?
Is that a yes?
[ Gasps ]
Okay, you have to say it.
Yes. That's a
Yes, I said it.
Here you go.
When did you do
all of this?
I was just thinking about it,
and just being here
with you and your family,
I thought, "Why not here?
Why not now?"
[ Light applause ]
[ Laughs ]
[ Chuckles ]
Woody: Get just the right amount
of burn on it.
There we go.
I don't remember the last time
I had a roasted,
real, ooey Ah!
gooey marshmallow.
[ Chuckles ] They're contraband
in our house, you know.
They're made out of
gelatin which comes
from animal collagen.
Sure, ruin it for the rest
of us, Woody.
Thank you.
What did you give him
for his ankle?
A little turtle juice just
to relax his muscles.
Ooh, he should not be
drinking on that.
He's fine.
Oh, he's wasted.
It'll be good for him.
Yeah. Mellow him out
a little bit.
You should try this.
It's so good, come on.
Honey, I am not
trying that.
You can't even taste
the animal parts.
You know I'm not trying it.
Just one Just, like
No, no.
Hey, how was dinner?
Dinner was delicious.
But dessert
was even better.
Is that what I think it is?
[ Laughs ] Outstanding.
Truly spectacular news.
I just love a good
surprise ending.
I want I want
to say something.
May May I say something?
No, no, no.
No, it'll be good,
it'll be good.
It'll be good,
no, it'll be good.
I am so happy for you two.
Olivia, you look radiant.
You're always bright
as sunshine.
You deserve
MVP kind of love.
Girl, you deserve it.
So So, what do you say?
Let's raise a glass
and let's give it up
to Olivia...
and Jeff.
His name is Gregg.
No, it's not.
Oh. It's close enough.
Oh, ohh.
Oh, okay.
Time to go to bed.
I got to go.
I got to go.
Good night, guys.
Good night, Alec.
You happy?
Of course.
Look at that!
I know.
That looks amazing. Mmhmm.
Thank you.
You're home safe. Home safe.
I didn't mean to embarrass you.
Did I embarrass you?
No. No,
you didn't embarrass me.
You might have
embarrassed yourself.
Oh, no.
Come on.
[ Groans ]
There you go.
Easy, easy, easy.
Hey, come here.
I want to talk to you first.
My second chance may have come
and gone, but yours hasn't.
What are you
talking about?
You're going
into extra innings.
Hey, could you please
turn off these lights?
Hey, hey, hey.
Oh, yeah. Huh?
You and Mariel
have something.
Oh, God, please,
no, don't.
You have been on the bench
long enough, Dad.
It's time to get back
in the game.
Is Is this what
I sound like?
All the time.
All the time.
It's terrible.
Good night.
See you in the morning.
[ Sighing ]
I love you.
[ Sighs ]
This is for you.
It's, uh, the colors
of the sunset.
The guy in town said
it's escapeproof.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
I love it.
This is sweet.
I'll take it.
You got to...go.
[ Both laugh ]
All: Aloha.
Mele Kalikimaka.
[ Laughter ]
Tonight we celebrate 25
Christmases here at the Maluhia.
We hope that you'll enjoy
reliving some of your fondest
memories as you wonder
around the pavilion.
And don't forget to join us for
Christmas Eve caroling
tomorrow night.
All: Mahalo.
What's this?
Is that you
when you were a kid?
What happened?
You used to be so cute.
Hey, I want to skip
out on the caroling,
but I do want to go on
some hikes tomorrow,
because this island
is known for the hikes.
Um, also, I want to...
[ Continues indistinctly ]
...want to talk about
the engagement party, which,
obviously, of course,
you're invited to.
I'm just gonna go and get
some air real quick.
She'll be okay.
I guess it's pretty
serious after all.
What are we doing here?
I don't know.
Are we
You tell me.
Are we walking down memory lane
rekindling an old flame twice?
Twice, you walked
away from me.
Oh, that's not fair.
No, it's not fair!
We're not kids anymore.
I moved on.
I didn't want to leave
last year, but I had to.
You knew I did.
This isn't real.
None of this is real.
This is Christmas.
Do you would think
that our families
would be friends
outside of this?
Do you think you and I would
stand a chance?
Vacation isn't real life.
What if who
we are on vacation
is the only thing
that's real?
What if that's the only part
of us that really matters?
Well, maybe the universe
is just trying
to tell us something,
The same universe keeps
bringing us back together.
That kiss after we jumped?
That is still one of the best
moments of my entire life,
and it was followed by
the absolute worst.
By the time I got myself back
together, it was too late.
Why was it too late?
I was across the country!
Look, I don't know.
I'm sorry, okay?
I was 16.
Not calling you is the biggest
regret of my entire life
because you were,
and always have been,
the love of my life.
And I realize that this
may not be the best
or most appropriate time
to tell you this,
but it's the truth, and it's
taken me way too long to say it.
You're the one who
always chose dare.
Choose truth this time.
Do you love me?
I'm sorry, I can't.
Whatever happens,
a hail Mary
is always worth it.
Come on, the game's not over
till it's over.
Doug Flutie, 1984.
I heard this story
a thousand times.
There's a reason why
they still tell it.
Barely a second on the clock,
Boston College is down 4541.
63 yards against
a 30mileanhour wind.
Miami's defense
is everywhere.
Flutie tossed it up,
nothing to lose.
And there's Gerard Phelan
in the end zone.
The man caught it
for the win.
So, you just never know.
I tossed it up,
she just didn't catch it.
It's over.
You okay?
Yeah, I'm fine.
It's beautiful, Mom.
it certainly did the trick
when I married your dad.
[ Chuckles ]
After a year of planning,
I can't believe the big day
is tomorrow.
When we started coming here
over 20 years ago,
I never could've imagined how
special this place would become.
[ Knock on door ]
I'll take it. I'll take it.
I got it.
[ Knocking ]
Oh. Oh.
You ready?
Yeah. Why, don't I have the
hotel pack us a little picnic?
It'll be really fun.
We got these.
All right, see ya.
It's a great hike.
I'm feeling the burn.
Look at all these flowers
that pop out.
Hey, are we sitting my parents
next to the mayor?
I I think so.
Because they are building
a courthouse next year,
and it would be so greaaaa
I should stop talking
about business.
I'm sorry.
One more questions.
[ Laughs ]
No. Shh. Are we gonna
do the cake thing
where we smash each other
in the face?
We don't have to do
the cake thing.
I don't want to do it.
You hungry?
Why don't we swim?
Look how nice.
Yeah, you go ahead.
Too much bacteria for me.
You sure?
[ Insect buzzing ]
I'm getting bit up.
Can we go?
Here, let's eat this
on the way. Come on.
There's flowers
on everything.
I don't think anybody goes
to a wedding
Madelyn: Olivia!
[ Laughs ]
Hey, man.
Good to see you.
I'm glad you and your family
could make it.
Thanks for inviting us.
You have to see
what we made.
Oh, you should do that.
I'm gonna stretch out
for a little bit.
Okay. Okay.
II'm sure
she's plenty busy.
Let's go!
Daddy and I have been working
on this all day.
[ Chuckles ]
Her name is...
Andy McSandy.
That's right.
Daddy told me you named her.
I love it.
I have to go get ready for
my rehearsal dinner, so...
Are you gonna come?
Uh, I promised Madelyn I'd take
her for a Hawaiian barbecue.
But we have
to make the leis.
Can't forget the leis.
Have fun.
[ Clears throat ]
[ Glass dinging ]
Welcome, and, uh,
thank you all for being here
to celebrate Olivia and Gregg on
this eve before Christmas Eve.
You know, there are many
different kinds of love
romantic, practical, fleeting,
and then there's that great,
big kind of enduring love.
Two people who were meant to be
with each other soul mates.
I, uh...found mine many years
ago at an ashram.
[ Chuckles ]
Drew found his at a NASCAR race.
[ Laughter ]
Olivia, now that you found
your soul mate,
I'll tell you what
I told your brother
hang on tight.
And never, ever let him go.
To soul mates.
All: Soul mates.
[ Glasses clink ]
There she is.
That was fun, huh?
Got rid of all
my business cards.
And I think
that your Aunt Marie
and my Uncle Mike
hit it off
and started finding each other
on social media.
That's a funny pair.
You know that Pinewood property?
It's still for sale.
So, I was thinking we get
a private investor,
and you can do what
you want with it.
Glass, steel,
high ceilings,
all those elaborate designs
you want, huh?
It's a nice property.
Yeah, take a year, scratch
that itch, you know?
It's more than an itch.
Gregg, you deserve more.
What are you talking about?
I am so lucky that I found you,
and you are wonderful.
And you shouldn't have to get
sand in your toes
I don't care
about the sand.
I just said that 'cause it was
a good metaphor for a proposal.
Olivia, before you
say anything more,
just know
that I love you.
I'm sorry.
And I don't mean
to hurt you, and...
And I have no doubt that,
one day, you will be...
the king of Ohio River Valley
real estate.
I just...
Sounds like I need
to find a new queen.
I'm sorry.
Can't close
every deal, right?
[ Sighs ]
[ Knocking on door ]
Oh, no.
[ Sobbing ]
I'm sorry, I just I
I couldn't go through with it.
Are you serious?
Don't be sorry.
I'm okay.
[ Sniffles ]
All right, well, we'll
we'll make the call.
We'll handle it.
So So the wedding's off?
He's just not
my soul mate.
My soul mate was down
the hall my whole life,
and I just
I let him go.
I knew I shouldn't have
given that speech.
I mean, it's just as well,
the guy can never
even sit still.
Made me anxious.
I mean, seems to me,
even on vacation,
sit down,
have a Mai Tai, relax.
Okay, Woody, Woody.
There's something about this
place that just
It always reminds me
of who I am
and and what
I've always wanted.
Well, as a wise man
once said,
don't give up on what you want
most for what you have now.
Who said that?
I think it was Alec.
Hmm. Yeah.
Have you seen Jeff?
You should sleep on it,
let the dust settle.
I just I don't even know
what I would say to him.
Tell him how you feel.
Tell him the truth.
[ Sighs ]
[ Sniffles ]
[ Sighs ]
It's a beautiful boat.
So proud of you.
Thanks, Dad.
You know, your sister...
has really filled
my shoes.
[ Chuckles ]
More than a little.
I think
she's just waiting,
counting down the days
till I move down here
You think so?
Too early to call.
Well, I'm happy
for you, Dad.
[ Chuckles ]
No, I really am.
But what about you?
How are you holding up?
I, um...
I got to get
out of here.
I got to clear my head.
Madelyn and I are gonna
fly out tonight.
I can't watch Olivia walk down
the aisle to another man.
Well, you do what
you need to do.
I love you so much, son.
I love you, too.
[ Knocking on door ]
Is everything okay?
Do you know
where Jeff is?
I've been looking
for him all day.
Uh, he took the boat
out this morning.
It's been a tough trip for him.
It's a tough day.
No, I get it. Do you know
when he's coming back?
I really need to talk
to him, and
and he's not
answering my calls.
Aren't you supposed to be
getting ready for your wedding?
I'm not marrying Gregg.
I can't marry him
because I love your son.
And I don't know how
he feels about me,
but I have to let him
know how I feel
before another
Christmas goes by,
and then it's a whole year,
and you guys
All right. Slow down.
I can't slow down.
It's 5:00 PM on Christmas Eve,
and this is my Hail Mary.
And I'm your
Gerard Phelan.
Do you think that you can
get him to caroling?
Oh, I've been waiting to make
this play for a long time.
Let's take it to
the end zone, hmm?
Oh, thank you, thank you.
Thank you.
We wish you
a merry Christmas
We wish
you a merry Christmas
We wish you
a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
The tidings we bring
to you and your kin
Good tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year
We wish you
a merry Christmas
We wish
you a merry Christmas
We wish you
a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Good tidings we bring
to you and your kin
Good tidings for Christmas
and a happy New Year
We wish you
a merry Christmas
We wish
you a merry Christmas
We wish you
a merry Christmas
Dad, I really don't want
to be here right now.
Yes, you do.
It's snowing.
[ Giggling ]
[ People exclaiming
indistinctly ]
What is that?
What is it? What is that?
[ Indistinct chatter ]
[ Laughs ]
[ Sighs ]
Aren't you supposed
to be getting married?
I'm supposed to be right here
giving you your white Christmas.
You did this?
You're right.
I always choose dare.
But now it's time
for truth.
I do love you.
I probably always have.
And it's not because
it's Christmas,
or because this
is vacation.
It's because
when I'm with you,
I know exactly
who I want to be.
And I might have taught you
to dream bigger,
but you remind me to never
give up on my dreams.
So, there.
That's my truth.
Have yourself
[ Chuckles ]
A merry little Christmas
Now I dare you
to kiss me
Let your heart be light
From now on
Our troubles will be out
Of sight
[ All cheering ]
Have yourself
A merry little Christmas
I'll be home for Christmas
I'll be home
And you can count on me
You can count on me
Merry Christmas.
Thank you, sweetheart.
Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
Mele Kalikimaka, Mariel.
Oh, merry Christmas,
...mistletoe and presents
[ Chuckles ]
Under the tree
Under the tree
This is gonna be fun.
I had to.
[ Chuckles ]
Your mom would be
so happy.
This is for you.
I didn't get
you anything.
Don't worry,
it's for me, too.
Yeah, I'll be home
for Christmas
Madelyn: You're coming
to San Diego!
We can have
a sleepover!
I can show you my bedroom,
I can show you my toys.
I would love that.
If only in my dreams
Same time
next Christmas?
You bet.
[ Chuckles ]
Since the moment Olivia and Jeff
collided on the beach,
it was clear these two were
meant to be.
It took them a little while
longer to figure out,
but what's meant to be
will always find a way.
I'd say, in this case,
it was well worth the wait.
Jeff, Olivia, with the power
bestowed upon me
from the Internet,
it is my honor
to finally pronounce you
husband and wife.
[ Chuckles ]
Wait, I forgot the thing.
You may now kiss the bride!
[ Laughter ]
Merry Christmas,
Merry Christmas.
Ready? Catch.
Are you ready?
More than ever.
Faye: Oh!
[ All shouting ]