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love knows no season, love knows no clime radio dj:
eastern standard time
here at 24/7 weather
on this beautiful christmas eve
It looks like another perfect
day across the entire usa.
Sunny and mild temperatures
to the new york islands,
and lasting throughout
the holiday weekend.
So sorry, you snow freaks.
If it's a white christmas
you're looking for, dream on. Stacey: Okay, paula, let's
go over it again. We meet jim at the church at...
...10:00. He goes to the airport... ...2:00. ...To pick
up your mom. He brings mom back, drops her off at the
country club, while we... ...finish decorating the
church. String quartet arrives to play... both: ...The
boccherini. ( Both laugh ) guests arrive... ...7:30. By
8:45 tonight I will be mrs. Both: James edward franz. (
Squealing ) okay, hang on. Yes! ( Both squealing )
didn't I tell you? Yeah, it's like out of a movie. Wow.
( Bells tolling ) all right, let's get this stuff out of
the car. Ah, the little chapel in the woods, a christmas
eve wedding. It's perfect. It is now, my maid of honor.
Yeah. I can't wait to return the favor. Yeah, uh, I
wouldn't hold your breath. It's going to happen for you
when you decide you're ready. Yeah, I don't know. I'm
not like you, stacey. You, you want something, you make
it happen, you know? Ever since we were kids, the rest
of us just kind of float along in your wake. Maybe it's
time to stop floating, baby. Pick up the oars, start
rowing. ( Geese honking ) look, ducks. Isn't that
perfect? Actually, they're geese. My god, how can they
stand that water? It must be freezing. Well, they have
an extra layer of subcutaneous fat. Hey! Hey. Hey! (
Laughing ) ah, the perfect groom. Here he is. Hey,
paulski. Hey, jimski. Oh, thanks. How's the old college
town look to you? The same. Can't wait to see you in
your monkey suit. Bet you're gonna look pretty funny.
Why, I ought to... jim, jim, jim, did you see? Ducks.
Isn't it perfect? Oh, and it's going to snow. We're in
kentucky, honey. I don't think there's much chance of
that. We'll see. I'd break out the snow tires if I were
you. ( Chuckles ) ( leaves rustling ) ( band playing
"winter wonderland" )
walking in a winter wonderland you'll have the place all
to yourself. Not many visitors here at christmas. Most
people either stay at home or go where there's snow.
Christmas come, people want to see some snow. We get
plenty of snow in chicago. Well, you won't see it here.
It ain't never snowed in jennings. At least not in my
lifetime. That's why I'm here. ( Phone ringing ) merry
christmas, mother. Did you take the turkey out to thaw?
Yes, I did. I remembered. And by the way, it's not a
turkey; it's a goose. I knew this was a bad idea. You
know, I just want to have christmas for the family. I'm
an adult now. I have my own place. And the first time
you can't make the rent on whatever little a novelist
gets paid, I fully expect you to move back home. Your
aunt lula decided to come. Your crazy sister? Now
there's a live wire. ( Laughs ) well, I would think that
you and aunt lula would have a lot to talk about. She
also squandered her life in pursuit of meaningless
dreams that were way beyond her talent or ability. Are
you gonna call your father today? Wish him a merry
christmas? Well, if he calls me, I'll say merry
christmas. You know, it's been eight years, luke. One of
you has got to make the first move. He hates me. He
doesn't hate you. He had expectations. Yeah, well, so
did I. Do what you like. Now remember, don't try to cook
anything. I'll do the cooking. It's christmas dinner. I
don't want you to screw it up. Do you have a roasting
pan? I hope you at least have a roasting pan. Of course,
I have a roasting pan, mother. Give me some credit. (
Dial tone ) ( distant phone ringing ) is this
williams-sonoma? Yes, it is. Oh, good, I'm glad you're
open. We're always open. Do you have roasting pans?
Yeah, sure do. Excellent. ( Thunder rumbling ) rain?
Great. ...Chicago and parts of the midwest. But in L.A.,
In L.A. And most of california as usual, it's still
going to be blue skies and lows in the 60s. The northern
plains have some precipitation over the dakotas. Folks
in the rockies are still experiencing an unusually dry
winter so far. Even seattle, and most of the northwest,
remains sunny and unseasonably warm. Your worldwide
christmas eve forecast sees the sun out and temperatures
in the high 60s in spain, all across italy, and into
beautiful greece. How does corfu look for christmas,
huh? It's dark and my eyes are closed. Is it christmas
yet? Now is sleep, sleep, then christmas eve, then more
sleep, then christmas. Now's the sleep part. Miguel, why
aren't you in your bed? I was cold. Okay, come on,
snuggle bunny. Your eyes are open. I can feel it. Santa
won't be able to find me. I mean, if I'm not home. Is
that what you're worried about? Mm-hmm. You're going to
be home. I'm going to drive you over to your daddy's,
remember? We talked about this. You're going to have a
home here and a home there. But I was supposed to have
christmas with you. See, daddy wanted you at his house
so bad that he went to all the trouble to go back to
court and change all of that. And when the judge does
that, he has to send a change of address to santa. It's
the law. I'm going to call you. I'm gonna. I always wake
you up christmas morning. And I'm worried. If I'm not
here, you'll sleep in and miss it. So I'm gonna call
you, okay? Okay. You keep my spot warm. Damn y, joe. We
go back to look at the doppler radar for the rest of the
country and you can see lots of activity. Oh, looks
like... folks, I don't know what to tell you. I don't
know what the heck this is.
A large shield of cloud cover
is appearing everywhere
and seemingly out of nowhere.
Folks, it's december.
What do you expect? Marjean:
Warren? Where are you? What a nightmare. The meeting
went great, and then they rerouted my plane to
cincinnati. Some big mess in o'hare, you know, the
usual, the weather. The weather guy on tv is saying just
light flurries. I don't know, I can't get a straight
answer out of anyone. Anyway, it's christmas eve;
everything's booked. I'm going to try like hell to get
out of here, but I don't know. But it's christmas. I
mean, you missed it last year, too. I know, baby. I'm so
disappointed. Okay. Can I get a scotch on the rocks and
a cosmopolitan? What was that? Oh, they, they're calling
my name. I'm on, I'm on standby. Hey, listen. I'm gonna
turn off my phone. I'm not sure how long I'm going to be
here. It could be tonight. Maybe tomorrow. Try to get
here before santa. There may be something special in
your stocking. Yeah, yeah, I will. Got to go, bye. I
hope I didn't keep you waiting. Just my whole life. (
Chuckles ) cosmopolitan and a scotch on the rocks.
Anything else? No, I think we're good. Okay. A sharp
cold front is bearing down on new york city, which is
going to be much colder, much colder temperatures and
possibly blizzard conditions. And in florida, where
you'd expect to be warm, temperatures are plunging down
to the mid-30s tonight... homeless man:
Wish I could do something
old man's telling me no, no, no
hunger strikes, it's a killin'
for some work, I'd be billin'
my home has been sold, I'm out in the cold
christmastime is really gettin' old... ( thunder
rumbling ) aunt lula? I know... I'm early. I was afraid
it would take longer and I didn't want to be late, so I
left early. Like ten hours early? It's a long way away.
It's six miles. Oh. What's that? Uh, uh, a roasting pan.
Mm. What's it for? Roasting. Then it's well-named, isn't
it? Listen, it's freezing out here. Are you going to ask
me in? Sure, uh, would you like to come in? Lovely.
Yeah, I'm just house-sitting here temporarily. Just
moved in a couple weeks ago. Watch your step. Mm-hmm.
The house was built
in the early 1700s,
on the site of
an indian burial ground.
of the oldest structures
in the whole mississippi river
Now at a time, this was the
largest sugar plantation
in the whole country,
probably the world.
Now, folks come here
just to relax. Weather's coming in. Is there a
restaurant nearby? I'd like to get something to eat.
Winnie's place, just two blocks. Makes a fine po'boy. If
you don't want to go out, I could get kenny to fix you
something. Oh, the restaurant will be fine. Just holler
if you need something.
When it snows ain't it thrillin'
though your nose gets a chillin'
we'll frolic and play the eskimo way... accept it. There
is not a flake on the ground. There is no snow for
christmas. Never. No snow? Heresy. Bev: Where you going?
I'm going to get my shovel and my boots. I'm going to
sit on the curb and pout. A little help here, please?
Oh! Sorry to keep you waiting. Thank you. Bet you
thought you'd be sipping a mint julep on the porch about
now. Oh, it's too bad about the weatR. Oh, I don't mind
the wind. Where you from? Just outside of chicago. Oh, I
lived back there for a while. Winnetka. I miss it so
much. So what brought you back here? A guy, what else?
Henny-- oh, a beautiful man. I would have gone anywhere.
And then one day, he was just gone, like that. No note,
no nothing. You love somebody and they're there, a part
of your life, and then they just... go. It's like the
old cajuns say,
plasir d'amour ne dure
que' un moment. Love's pleasures last a minute.
Chagrin d' amour dure
toute la vie. The pain lasts a lifetime. You can say
that twice. Hey, you want a glass of wine? No, thank
you. Yes. Please. All right.
In the meadow we will build a snowman
and pretend that he is pastor lundquist. Oh, stacey,
it's beautiful. Yes, but they were supposed to deliver
it to the country club. The driver just left. I can try
and catch him... no, that's okay, pastor lundquist.
Could you just set it in the back? We'll take it over
this afternoon. It's getting cold out there. Would
somebody close the door after me, please? Yeah, I'll get
it. You okay? God, stacey, you're getting married. I
know. You know, I think I read somewhere that the bride
gets a wish. I'm gonna make mine now. Does the maid of
honor get one, too? Sure. Why not? Okay. But you can't
tell. I won'T. Okay. Ready? Yeah. Oh, my god. You're
amazing. It's perfect. Places like this, so isolated.
There's no windows, no sense of time or place. The two
of us could be stranded on a desert island, the whole
world passing us by. Just the two of us, alone,
together. How come someone as handsome and as sensitive
as you isn't married? Never met the right girl, I guess.
May I help you? Yes, we need a room. I have a suite with
a king-size bed. Will that suit the missus? That would
be fine. Mom! Mom! ...For the next hour. Even portions
of the middle east and northern africa, are seeing
freezing rain, which may become heavy snow by morning.
Come on, let's make a snowman! Oh! Let's make a snowman!
Okay, okay, I'm up. Let's go outside. Uh, yeah, do it in
the living room. ( In distance ): Okay! ( Horn honking )
for god's sake, people are trying to sleep! What? What
are you doing? You said I could. What? What did I say
you could... snow! Snow?! What snow? Where'd you get it
from? Where do you think? Outside! What? Snow in L.A.?
Are you kidding me? What the hell? Oh! Ow! Come here,
you! ( Screaming ) get over here! Oh, my goodness. Whoo!
( Screaming ) come here. I'm going to get you. I'm going
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this is turning into
not just the snowstorm
of the century, but perhaps
of the whole millennium.
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Snow in san diego, hail in houston. Joey ( over pa
system ): Billy, you're on in 20. Okay, this is big.
Who's on prompter? That meteo producer, joey somebody.
Have you ever actually met him? No one has; he works in
the pit. Do you know that it is snowing in the florida
keys? It has never snowed in the florida keys. Joey (
over pa ): Ten seconds. What the hell is going on? Go,
go, go, go, go. Five, four, three... ( crackling ) billy
grogin back with you again, reporting that most airports
along the eastern seaboard are experiencing some delays.
We're talking lon, two hours, kennedy, three hours, and
o'hare now is nearly shut down. Heading over to the
northwest, in washington state, we're reporting heavy
snow and precipitation. So... if-if you're in, uh, the
seattle area, and you're thinking of going out... or,
uh, about, just don'T. I'd stay in, folks, and, uh, stay
with us. Hey, billy. What happened to the prompter? Man,
you should look at this. Storm fronts in morocco,
madagascar, malaysia. I mean, it's just snowing
everywhere. Kirk, the teleprompter went blank. I looked
like an idiot out there. Where's my copy? I told you,
joey, in the pit! Well, I need to have a word with this
guy. He's messing me up, and we're 24/7 weather. This is
a huge story. We can't get caught hiding in a closet
with a blanket over our heads. I'm still in cincinnati.
Nothing's getting out. Marjean: Oh, I'm so disappointed.
I had a turkey and a tree. Imagine how I feel. I'm the
one who's stuck in an airport. I'm going to spend my
christmas in a plastic chair, while you're at home in
front of a warm fire. I'm sorry. It's just, I miss you.
Shara: Baby? Come dry my back. Honey? I miss you. Hey,
honey. Honey? Honey? ( Mimicking static ) warren? I...
I'm losing you. Honey, I'm losing you. Warren? ( Dial
tone ) what are you doing in here? When you open the
door, the light goes on. And then it goes off when you
shut it. It'S... ...automatic. Really? Like this? Wow,
it's kind of crowded in here. Whoa. Shara, I, uh... it's
just so sma... how did you do that? New jersey junior
olympics. Parallel bars... I took the bronze. Oh, you
got robbed. ( Moans ) it hasn't snowed here like this in
35 years. Unbelievable. How do you do it? You just never
thought it wouldn't snow. Well, that's how. ( Laughing )
honey, I just called the airport. Your mom's flight is
delayed with snow. Well, it's barely coming down, baby.
Well, you know, not here, in chicago. I guess it's
pretty bad there. It's all balled up. They said about
3:00. Should we wait, or...? No, no, no, no. You and
paula go to the printer first, then you can stop and get
your tux and then, then head to the airport. You got it.
Let's go, paulski. Hey, stace, why don't you go with jim
and I'll just stay here and finish decorating the
church? No, no, no. You go. I'm gonna be stuck with him
for a lifetime. ( Laughing ) okay. It's perfect. Joe,
look, I... I don't know how I'm getting miguel to san
diego. They're telling people not to go outside. The
judge said I get the kid on christmas day. Put the kid
in the car and get him down here. If I leave now, I am
not going to be able to have christmas eve dinner with
him, and he and I are supposed to have dinner together.
I can't help that. Christmas day means christmas day,
which starts at midnight. If he is one minute late, I'm
filing charges. Have you turned on the tv? There are
people on skis at sunset and la cienega, thank you very
much. You're just pulling this crap to keep me from
spending christmas with my son. Get in the car! Oh, the
car? The car? Is that what that is? The piece of crap
that you waltzed out and left me with when you took the
truck and the house and, oh, the 20-year-old girlfriend
with the new boobs that you paid for? You paid for those
boobs with our money. You know, I don't care about the
car and I don't care about the house, but if I could
have afforded a high-priced lawyer like you did, I would
have gotten one of those boobs in the settlement. Look,
it is dangerous out there and I am not taking my son out
in it. Call the fbi and have me arrested. I'll do better
than that. I'm going to get in the truck right now and
I'm coming up there to pick up my son myself. But first,
I'm gonna find that judge and I'm gonna fix it so you
don't see the kid again until he's 18. ( Screeches )
joey? Hello? It's billy grogin. Hey? Joey? Hello, it's
billy grogin. Excuse me. Uh, hey. ( Gasps ) oh, wow!
Man. It's you. Yeah, hi, I'm billy. Billy. Yeah, I'm
looking for... both: Joey. I'm joey, me. That'S... me.
You're joey? Yeah. Wow, I like the way it sounds when
you say it. Yeah, look, my teleprompter... say it again.
Say what, teleprompter? Joey. Joey? Yeah, I'm here...
you're here... teleprompter. I write all your copy. It
comes in here and it goes out here. Every word you say,
everything that comes out of your mouth, oh, that
mouth... I, uh... I never thought of it that way. It's
like the end of the world. End of the world?
Precipitation. What? Have you ever noticed how often I
use the word precipitation? Precipitation? You know why?
When you say it, you crinkle your left eye right there.
I just love precipitation. Precipitation? Yeah. Yeah.
Yeah. Yeah, look, I, uh, can't have my prompter going
out again, so... uh, yeah. Right, um, I'm there for you.
Always. Thanks. Uh-huh. Mother said that I should take
out the giblets. Mm-hmm. Where do you suppose they are?
I mean, it looks like there's only one place they could
be. Okay. I can do this. ( Groaning ) this is so gross.
Oh, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Aha! Yes. What do I do
with this? Whack it on the bottom to get it breathing. (
Phone ringing ) uh, excuse me. Luke... mother, where are
Oh, it's a disaster!
We can't have christmas now.
They closed the highway. I'm with your uncle, the
triplets, everyone. We're all stuck in the van eating
cheese. Well, so they close the highway for a couple
hours. You'll get here and we'll have christmas. Goose
sushi? It takes a while for the bird to cook. I'll cook
the bird. No offense, sweetie. You're my son and I love
you, but if you were making a sandwich, you'd put the
bread in the wrong place. It just seems silly. I mean, I
have all this food here. I could cook. This wasn't the
plan, luke. Aunt dottie, let me talk to him. I got to
go. I'll call you later. They're stuck, and when they
get here we'll just order something. Mother was going to
cook. That was the plan. Ah, yes, the plan. Dottie's
very big on plans. Me, not so good on plans. I just
thought that I could cook. Why don't you? Because mother
doesn't think I can. What do you think? Well, I've never
done it before. So? I just thought it would be nice if
everyone got here and everything's done and perfect.
Then she'D... you know what? You're right. I can do it.
Good. How hard can it be? Right. Okay, let's see... this
must have a purpose. I think you kind of chop it up and
put it in the stuffing. And that goes in the goose? I...
I can't do this. Who am I kidding? She's right. She's
right. Oh, I hate that! Do you have some wine? Because
all of this would go a lot smoother in an altered state
of reality. Jim: Man, it's really coming down. Paula:
Yeah, hello? No, I was asking about flight 712 from
denver. Yeah, no, it was supposed to be... really?
O-okay. Yeah, thank you. There's good news and there's
bad news. Give me the bad news. The bad news is there is
no good news. Sorry. Nothing's getting out of denver.
All the airports are closed. Are we even on a road here?
I think so. I'm pretty sure. All right, so what are we
gonna do, paulski? Ah... I don't know. Turn back? Tell
stacey, I guess. God, she's gonna be so disappointed.
Frankly, I hope we can make it back. Hey, what if we
don't? I mean, what if we get lost, we end up like the
donner party, we have to eat each other to survive?
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roger, I'm at work... Ñwwc trucks can't get out today.
It's just snow. Now, I can't believe that one of you
big, strong fellas, can't just get in a little truck and
come on... ma'am, we just can't get out today. Well,
guess what else can't get out on a day like today? Your
money! ( Sighs ) whew. Hey. Hey. Uh, well, I managed to
get the tux. Jim, you have to go over and get the altar
arrangement. The florist says they can't deliver. The
road's closed. Or so he claims. Boy, stace, you know,
the roads are really bad. We just barely made it
through. Uh, honey, I'm not sure we shouldn't start
thinking about canceling. Canceling? Oh, baby, we're not
gonna cancel. It's just a little snow. It'll pass,
right, paula? Well, it may be letting up. Sure, sure it
is. Actually, we're ahead of the game. The church is all
done. Well, minus a few flowers. We may have to push the
rehearsal a little, but that'll give the string quartet
more time to rehearse. They should be here soon. Stacey,
I don't think they're going to make it. Ah-tah-tah. It
is going to stop snowing and the roads will clear.
Everything is going ahead as planned. We need some more
candles. And we can start laying the programs out. I
wonder where pastor.... paula: She's right. She makes
things happen. She's one of those people, you know? They
just... they make things happen. Unlike the rest of us
who kind of, I don't know, just kind of... kind of. (
Chuckles ) you okay, paulski? Maybe it's time to stop
floating and start rowing. I don't believe it. Hey,
stace. You were right. One of the musicians just
arrived. Are the rest of the guys here yet? I thought
they'd be here by now. I had to, uh, leave my car down
at the... you're paula, right? Yeah, yeah. Have we met?
Not actually. At state, you were in moore hall. I was in
barham. We shared the same cafeteria. Mario anselmi.
I... are you getting... are you the bride? No, god, no.
Ah, great! I mean, it would... it would... ( cell phone
chiming ) excuse me. I told you. I told you. Is that
him? Where are the others? Paula: I guess they must have
come in separate cars. I got to let this breathe. The
cold air is bad for it. Where are the others? Was that
them? Oh, yeah. Bad news. Violinist-- fender-bender on
highway 5. Violist is missing. Missing? And by that you
mean...? Missing. Well, there is nothing prettier than
the sound of a solo viola. ( Laughs ) it's a cello. Even
better. ( String twangs ) ( wind howling ) we need more
candles. Woman: Judge tilma isn't in. He got stuck in
the snow on his way to the office. Joe: Well, I need to
know where he is. Uh, I'm-I'm the tow truck driver, and
I didn't get the full address. Woman: Okay, got a pen? (
Brakes squeaking ) ( door bell tinkling ) man: Thank
you. Judge tilma, you remember me? I'm, uh, joe mckinley.
Uh, mckinley V. Mckinley. Yes? Well, I want to reopen
the agreement on custody of my son. Uh, mr. Mckinley,
this is hardly the time or the place. Look, judge, I
don't know if you can relate to where I'm coming from.
Do you have any children? I have a son. Right, right.
Me, too. Uh, well, then you know, all I want is what's
best for him. He should be living with me. Uh, the boy
needs his father. That may be, mr. Mckinley, but I can't
do anything from here. The truth is, judge, I'm worried.
About the safety of your son? Yes, judge, I-I think my
little son's safety may be at stake. Grab a cup of
coffee, mr. Mckinley. I'll give these a look. How's
daddy gonna come pick me up in the snow? He has the big
truck. He'll ride right over the snow. Why can't daddy
and melinda just come here for christmas? We talked
about this, baby. Families like to have their own
celebrations, their own traditions. When you get married
and have children of your own, you'll have traditions...
I'm never gonna get married. Okay, um, you know what?
Why don't we have an early christmas eve dinner, huh?
You want your favorite-- corn dogs, mac and cheese? Can
we have that pasta with the vegetables? Pasta primavera?
That's my favorite. That's not yours. I like it okay.
Just... just not too much green stuff, okay? Yes, okay.
( Clattering ) ow! ( Clicks tongue ) you know, I know I
haven't spoken to you in a while, and I know my life is
a mess. But... it's not my son's fault. So, please,
just... I don't know... just, please... ( dog barking )
( wind howling ) man: Hello. Oh. You scared me. I'm
sorry. Come in. Come in. I didn't know anyone was there.
I'm father rick. I was just trying to escape the wind.
You're a visitor to our parish? Yes. I'm sorry about the
weather. I'm not sure about midnight mass. Not many folk
are going to come out. It's such a pretty service. Oh,
I'm-I'm actually not catholic. Everyone's welcome. Well,
how about I give you the ten-cent tour? Actually, where
we're standing was the original church. It was built in
1840 as a slave church. A klan fire destroyed it all but
the graveyard in 1925. These are some of the vestments.
Such handiwork. They're quite beautiful. Yes, they are.
And over here... that would be important, wouldn't it?
Important? That they're beautiful-- that would be
important. Beauty, yes. We hope it's part of a
celebration. Yes, but beauty, like these robes-- it's
all really just dress-up, isn't it? I mean, they're
beautiful, but there's really nothing in them. It's all
just a facade. A beautiful facade, like these stained
glass windows and the tall ceiling. It doesn't really
fix anything. It just covers up everybody's pain. When I
walk out of here, nothing's gonna really change, will
it, father? Would you like to sit down? If you'd like to
talk... what will that accomplish, talk? What could you
learn about me in ten minutes? In an hour? In 23 years?
What could you possibly know about me if we sat down, we
ate, we laughed, you heard my stories, I heard yours? 23
years in a split second. What could you know of another
person? What can you hold onto? None of it. And all you
have left... ( sniffling ) ...just these... beautiful
robes. What is it? Why are you so angry? Angry? No,
father. I could tear this church down with my bare
hands. Excuse me. ( Dog barking, wind howling ) no. No
snow. ( Exhales heavily ) ( sighs ) ( sighs ) ( sobs ) (
ta-da! I think we just leave that alone for a while. Oh.
For how long do you think? Until it has evolved. Okay.
So, , what do we do now? Listen, ( laughing ): Y-your
mother is the domestic one. I can hardly boil water. I'm
just winging it here. ( Laughs ) but I think we can get
the stuffing ready. Okay. Do you know how to make
stuffing? The only stuffing I know is paul newman'S. I-I
like his spaghetti sauce, but I didn't realize that you
can buy his stuffing. I don't think you can. ( Laughs )
wait. But you just said... his recipe. It was so long
ago, but I think I can remember it. He-he had this tiny,
tiny kitchen. Of course this was before joanne. Are you
saying that you knew paul newman? Oh, no. I wouldn't say
i knew him. I remember we kept burning things. But then,
you know, we were distracted. Are you insinuating that
you had sex with paul newman? No! I don't think it's
right to insinuate about a thing like that. But I would
tell you outright if you asked. Did you? Yup. ( Laughs )
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Can adding avandia help you? ( Cello playing single tune
) I thought we decided on the boccherini minuet for my
march. This is the boccherini. This is my part. Where's
the simple, yet haunngly beautiful melody that's
supposed to accompany my entrance? It's in a
fender-bender on highway 5. ( Cell phone chiming )
excuse me. I hate that. Jim, you better tell the ushers
when they get here to make sure everybody turns their
cell phones off. We wouldn't want one of those horrible
little tunes in the middle of the ceremony, would we?
Ceremony, would we? Now, I'm going to go back, and when
he gets off, we'll just try it again. They found the
violist. He has frostbite, but he's okay. They took him
to the hospital. They're not coming. So which one of you
gets to tell the queen of denial? I'll be in my office,
if anyone's looking for guidance. ( Sighs ) you don't
remember me at all from school? No, I'm sorry. My focus
was pretty narrow. I was, um, I was so busy, you know...
I know, I remember. You were always off by yourself
reading a book, had your hair pulled back with pencils
stuck in it. You only paused to eat, wipe hair from your
face. You were so mysterious and so sexy. Are you
hitting on me? No, no, no. Oh. Yes. Which is it, yes or
no? I don't know. I don't hit on people, I just... I
used to think about you a lot. And I always regretted
that i never talked to you at school. So I told myself
if I ever see you again, I'm just going to walk up to
you and say hi. Hi? Hi. Hi. Well, I'm supposed to call
and see if I can get stacey's mom on a charter.
Apparently, she's got her veil and it's her
grandmother'S... maybe I should... I wouldn'T. Okay.
Stacey: This is perfect. We can light the whole church
with just candles. It'll be beautiful. That's a lot of
grease. Geese have a protective layer of subcutaneous
fat. Hmm. Your mother tells me that you want to be a
writer? Do you have something you've written that I
could read? Well, I'm not really that good. Who told you
that? My sister? That actually would be my father. I
remember that was the last thing he said to me as I was
walking out the door. I thought I was escaping that by
moving in with my mother. Talk about putting your
roasting pan into the fire. Well, people say a lot of
things when they're frightened. Frightened? My father,
he has everything. What does he need to be frightened
of? Losing it. So do we throw all this away? Oh, no, no.
You strain off the grease and use the drippings for
gravy. ( Chuckles ) I'm remembering! The gravy thing I
learned from marlon. Marlon? It was on the island. You
were on marlon brando's island? Mm-hmm, and it was very
inconvenient. They had no flour. So we had to use some
type of root. You are talking about
the marlon brando? The one I knew was an actor. We were
standing over this open fire, and I was sprinkling the
powdered root, and marlon was stirring the emu grease,
and he was running lines. Uh-huh. And he was like, like,
"I could have been somebody, charlie. I could have been
a champ." Huh? And I said, "you know, that doesn't sound
right, somehow." It should be, it should be a word you
wouldn't expect from him. You know, and marlon thought
about it, and then he said, "like what?" And I said,
"contender." The line should be, "I could have been a
contender." They left that in. Yeah, I know. That was my
word. Aunt lula, were you ever an actress? Oh, no. Maybe
just for a little bit. I dabbled in it. I dabbled in a
lot of things. Mostly, I was the unidentified woman. The
unidentified woman? There were countless pictures of me
in the fan magazines. And always, I would be in some
club with some man lighting my cigarette, and the
caption would read, "richard burton with an unidentified
woman." Or "andy warhol... ( laughs ) and an
unidentified woman." I really liked being the
unidentified woman. I never knew any of this. Well, my
family didn't talk about it. You know, sometimes in a
family, there can be a square peg-- the one who doesn't
really fit in. And sometimes families can embrace that,
and sometimes they feel threatened by it. They try to
sit on you. They love to tell you what isn't possible.
What's this? This is the manuscript I've been working
on. I haven't shown that to anybody. You cook, I'll
read. ( Giggles ) so did you have an affair with brando,
too? No, no, I was with henry at the time. Let me guess.
Fonda? Kissinger. Fonda wasn't till next spring, I
think. Go away. Go away. Here's some new copy on paper,
in case the prompter goes out again. Your words. Excuse
me? I've been thinking about what you said. Everything
that's been coming out of my mouth, every thought I've
had for months, everything the audience thinks I am, was
you. You were me. See, I'm not me. You were me. I am
you? What if you're right? Maybe this is it. Maybe this
is the end of the world. Wouldn't that be perfect?
Right? Me here, perfect, you know? I wasn't born a
loser. No, I was. I had it all, the breaks, mid-'90s, I
was something. I was head of the network. What happened?
Drugs, alcohol, sex scandal? No, no, it was sort of more
of a slow descent. Now I read copy for 24/7 weather.
Even this, even this, it's not me, it's you. My life, my
life has meant nothing. They could teach a monkey to do
what I do. Well, it'd have to be a pretty smart monkey,
I mean, to read and all. Man ( over intercom ): Billy,
you're on. Thanks. Billy: This is the scene in
cincinnati where heavy snows collapsed terminal a at the
cincinnati airport. There are no reports of fatalities
or even any injuries, which is just incredible, given
what we're seeing here. ( Shara singing "winter
wonderland" in distance ) ( cell phone chiming ) marjean,
hey. I was just about to call you. Oh, thank god,
warren. I've been worried sick. Are you all right? Yeah.
I'm still in cincinnati. I'm still at the airport. Looks
like I'm gonna be here all night. Billy: ...They are
evacuating the airport at this moment. All night at the
cincinnati airport? Yeah. Listen, I was really counting
on being home with you for christmas eve, but what can
you do? At the airport in cincinnati? Yeah. That's what
I said, four times, at the airport in cincinnati. What
are you? Deaf? Billy: The mayor of cincinnati, gregory
thorpe has announced that the airport will be shut down
for at least a month. No. Just a little dumb. ( Phone
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bitch. No, no, no. No! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! ( Car beeps )
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everyone is looking for you. Where are you going? I
just, I can't do this anymore. Do what? This. Nothing.
Joey, I read for a living. I'm a fake, a fraud and a
phony. You should be doing this. You're the one who
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it. It should be you. I mean, it is you. So, what,
you're walking out? In the middle of this? The biggest
weather story in history and you're walking out? You
can'T. Man, and i thought you were... this is important.
It's just snow. Snow can change people's lives. Joey, I
read weather on the graveyard shift. People can choose
between me and thigh master. Who cares? Billy, I do. I
care. And who are you? Hmm? Some psychotic weather
groupie who graduated summa cum laude from
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playing ) excuse me? I'm looking for the bartender.
I'M... I'm sorry. I didn't see you come in. I'm it. The
bartender, waiter, cook, busboy, piano player, gardener.
There's no glass in my room. ( Groans ) there goes our
fifth star. You know, radio evangelist says this snow is
the end of the world. Now, I figure, end of the world,
it'd be okay to open a bottle of the good stuff. But I'm
not much of a drinker. Oh, no, thank you. Come on,
just... just one. To the end of the world. To the end of
the world. ( Continues playing
melodically ) ( begins playing
"winter wonderland" ) do you mind, um, playing something
else? You don't like christmas music? I've never met
anyone who didn't like christmas music. I just, um... I
just don't want to hear it. I like everything about
christmas: Christmas carols, christmas trees, christmas
cookies. Oh, and christmas movies-- like those old ones,
like a white christmas. I love it at the end when they
open those doors, and then there's that big tree and all
that snow. Fake snow. ( Continues playing song ) I
always thought it looked so fake. My husband, howard,
he, uh... could never get enough of that movie, but I
never understood it. It was as if every time he watched
it, he wasn't sure how it was going to end. If bing was
going to get together with rosemary, if the old
general's inn would be saved... of course it's going to
be saved. It's a movie, for heaven's sake. They're all
going to live happily ever after in the fake snow. I
like the fake snow. That's what I like about those old
movies: You can get lost in them, but always, in the
back of your mind, there's the knowledge that it's made
up. That someone made this for you. It's like a great
gift. Your husband sounds like my kind of guy-- the kind
of guy who can appreciate a gift. Yes, he would. ( Piano
playing continues ) he's, uh... dead is what he is. He
died last christmas. ( Stops playing ) uh... I'M... I'm
sorry. Was it expected? "Was it expected?" Well, I
didn't think he was an immortal being. It... it was a
stupid thing to say. It's all so cliché. All of it. "He
had such a full life." "This is just how he would have
wanted to go." Here's my favorite: "At least he didn't
have to suffer." Well, he didn't suffer. But to answer
your question, I expected that he would die at some
point. Just not that day. Please, play... play some
christmas music. ( Continues playing
"winter wonderland" ) oh, I know this one.
Are you listening
in the lane... you know, you don't expect. You don't
expect how you're going to feel.
We're happy tonight... "happy." When it all settles in,
and you... you realize that this whole person... is
gone. ( Softly ):
To face unafraid the plans that we made. ( Chuckles
softly ) oh, you know, he would just have loved this.
The whole world covered. It's so, uh... snow on
christmas is so him. You want to know something funny? I
picked this place because I wanted to find somewhere
where I knew it wouldn't snow. Because I didn't think I
could take that. But it snowed. And you have. This...
this is probably another one of those clichés, but maybe
this is him-- your husband, howard-- maybe he caused
this. Just... his way of telling you you're going to be
okay. What do you mean? It'd be pretty cool to have
someone love you that much. So much, that after they
were gone, they would cover the whole earth with a
memory of them. That's a real gift. Then again, maybe
this was you. Me? Maybe you caused this. Maybe, more
than anything, you wanted to remember the beauty of him,
and you wanted it enough to cover the whole earth. Thank
you. For the champagne. Didn't you want a glass? Miguel:
It's been two hours. You said two hours, and dad still
isn't here. He'll be here. What if he had an accident?
I'm sure he's fine. What if he wasn't? What if he was
dead? You'd be happy then, right? What? Why would you
say such a thing? I don't even want to have his damn
christmas. He never asked me. Don't do that! Don't blame
him. It's not his fault. Well, then whose fault is it?
It's nobody's fault! It has to be-- you said so when I
broke your green glass vase and lied about it. You said
green glass vases don't just jump off tables and break
themselves. Can I watch the damn cartoons? Fine! And
don't swear! Okay! Looks as though it might snow
forever. Yeah, look, judge, I've got to get on the road
here. Aren't you worried about the safety of your son? A
day like this... I told you to make whatever call you
need to, and I'll go get my son. Well, to tell you the
truth, mr. Mckinley, I don't see any evidence here of
your wife being a danger to your son. You're taking her
side now? What, some feminist group pay for your
election? What I do see is evidence of a woman who was
misrepresented, and who was muscled into making... are
you going to reopen this case, or do I need to go over
your head? Oh, no, mr. Mckinley, I want to reopen your
case, and as soon as possible. Well, that's more like
it. I want to reopen your case with an eye to voiding
shared custody and giving your wife full custody. You
will, of course, be allowed regular visitations, but I
until I rule on this, I want you to keep the boy right
where he is. Otherwise, I will find you in contempt!
Contempt? Of what? We're in a coffee shop! Contempt of
starbucks?! When I was a young man, I was standing in
your shoes. I divorced my wife, and I took our son. Not
out of love, not out of concern, out of pride; I wanted
to win. That's all my son was to me. Something I'd won.
The problem with winning things is that you can lose
them. Go home, mr. Mckinley. Yeah, we'll see about this.
You try to take my kid and I'll sue. And merry christmas!
Yeah, merry... up yours, judge! Another, please. A
double. What the hell. It's christmas. Come on, man. You
can't! Come on, man. I've got to go grab my kid, man!
You can't take my truck! Dude, this is not cool! It's
christmas. You have to... come on, man! ( Chuckling )
lattes for everyone, on me! Look at it. I can't believe
it. I did it!
We did it! My mother is going
to freak! I can't wait! I can't wait until she has to
choke back a fork full of that perfectly delectable
bird! Eat crow, mother! Ha! Eat goose! "I did never know
so full a voice issue from so empty a heart." My whole
life, you and my father have told me: "No, you can'T."
"No, you don'T." "No, you won'T." Well, guess what? I
can, and I will! I can't even imagine the look on her
face when she sees all of this. Guess what, dottie
lafferty, your son is not the village idiot! Merry...
what the... where'd you go, lula? ( Elevator bell dings
) where's the goose?! Aunt lula! Where are you taking my
goose? Lula, that's the roof! Does the goose need air?
Is it like wine? Does it need to breathe? Ah! We need to
have a little talk. Put the goose down and step away
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wedding. I got the other groom's pants. I didn't know
mini-me was engaged. You look nice. Thank you. I meant
her. Oh, I'm freezing. Well, here, here, here. Here. No.
Listen, jim, this is insane. You have to go back there.
You have to tell her the wedding's off. I don't know how
to just... talk to her, you know, the way I can talk to
you. Come on, paula. You have to help me. No. No way.
That is asking way too much. Why? She's your best
friend. Yes, but no. I am not going back there to talk
her into postponing your wedding. Why not? Because it's
your wedding. So? So it's your wedding-- you and stacey.
Okay, I was just asking. Paula: Your wedding, yours! Not
mine, and it should have been! What do you mean? I'll do
it. I don't know. Of course you don't know. Who could in
this weather? Her brain... I never knew. It's snow
dementia. How could you be so blind? Valentine's day.
We'll reschedule for then. So w-w-what are you saying?
It's beautiful in february. I just always thought... and
they'll fix your pants by then. And do you still? I'm
not sure. Not sure, not sure. That's as good as a no.
Yeah, no, it's not! Yes, it is! Stop it, both of you.
Yeah, stop it! Both of us. Stacey: Jim? Jim, I-I need my
veil. Yeah, well, uh, stace, your mom's stuck in houston.
No, she can't be. She has my veil. It's lace with a
little snowflake pattern. Well, there's no flights.
Well, then... you'll just have to go get her... in the
car. To houston? Well, if that's where she is, silly.
Okay, that's it. Stacey, stacey, listen to me. I know
this means the world to you. I know you want it really
bad, but... ...but the roads? It's not safe. People
aren't going to come out in this. Your mom can't get
here. You can't control the weather. You think I can't
see what's going on here? You did this. You-you wanted
this. You wished for this. You wished for it to snow so
the wedding would be called off so that you could marry
jim! You did? I wasn't thinking snow specifically.
You've always been jealous of jim and me, and now...
you're ruining my wedding. Your wedding. Your birthday.
Your prom. God, stacey, I am so sick of what is yours.
My whole life... ( sighs ): Well, you know what? No
more. Uh-uh. I am going to stop floating and start
rowing. It may be your wedding, but my... it is my
moment! And-and-and my snowstorm, and my life! There
goes the bride; here comes paula! Jim! Jim, make her
leave. Stace, it'S... I mean, it's snowing. That's all
you have to say? Wait a minute. Look, there is no reason
you two have to cancel. I mean, you have a bride. You
have a groom. You have this church. You have a minister.
You have a cake. Now, paula and i could be your
witnesses. How about that, paula? You and me... me and
paula. Does that sound good? I-I don'T... I don't
know... look, this is going to be one of those funny,
romantic stories you tell people for years to come.
There's no reason you can't marry this man tonight. Why?
Why would I marry him? Why would I marry someone who
can't give me what I want? I want our friends here. I
want my veil. I want my flowers, and I want to walk down
the aisle on christmas eve with candlelight reflecting
off the windowpanes and snow falling outside to the
simple yet hauntingly beautiful strings of the damn "boccherini
minuet"! Marry you? Are you kidding me?! Stacey! Jim?
Paula! Paula? Paula! Stop! ( Quacking ) out of my way,
you stupid ducks! Drive. I hate this stupid snow. Wish
it would stop. Oh, god, jim, I am... I am so sorry. Look
at it all. This snow-- I mean, it just won't stop. It
just covered everything up, and you can't tell what's
what, and... ( sighs ) stacey-- I mean, she's like that.
She's like this storm. She just sweeps in and falls on
you and covers you up until you can't breathe, and...
oh, god, I can breathe. I just... I feel so relieved. I
feel so... so... minty fresh. Jim? M-maybe you should
lie down. It was never stacey. I never loved stacey. It
was you. It was always you. Marry me, paula. What? Marry
me. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute. Look, I have
loved you since the first time I saw you in that
cafeteria. I didn't have the guts to say that then, but
I'm going to say it right now. Paula... you've got to
give me a chance. You're kidding, right? No, I am not
kidding. Come on. Come on. Oh... relax. It's only about
five stories. Seven. After three, what's the difference?
( Shivering ) all right. I'm up here. I am freezing and
I am terrified. Oh, this is good. Scared is good. It
heightens the senses. It... it makes you see clearly.
Listen, I was never a great actress. I wasn't a great
dancer. I wasn't great at anything. But I was great at
recognizing greatness in others, and, luke, I see it in
you. You do? I do. No one's ever said that to me before.
Well, that's because you kept it hidden inside for so
long. Now's the time to break through to that greatness
no matter how painful it might be. Throw away everything
that is holding you back, kid. How do I do that? Throw
the goose over the side. But it's the christmas goose. I
can'T. You can. It isn't important what your mother
thinks unless you make it so. But I cooked the goose!
There is the goose who ends up as christmas dinner, and
there is the goose who flies free. You know what's
inside of you. Let it fly. ( Grunts ) luke... ( grunts )
oh! ( Goose thuds ) ( car alarm blaring ) far out! (
Music box playing
"winter wonderland" ) you know, it's okay if you got mad
at me. I know. You know, you were right. Me and your dad
have made a lot of mistakes. And grownups... yes, we can
break things, too. And your dad-- he made some mistakes.
And me... I made some mistakes. Listen. Listen, baby. I
am so sorry that our mistakes hurt you. Okay? And there
is something that me and your dad, we did really,
really, really well. Me? Yes. And we both love you. We
love you very, very much. And forever? And forever.
Very, very much and forever. Okay? ( Whispering ): Come
here. The snow's stopping. C b/™[Happy chatter]
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I just, I don't know what to say. I never do. ( Typing )
"good evening, this is... "billy grogin, 24/7 weather.
"I am an incredibly insensitive jerk, "and I beg your
forgiveness "for taking out my own frustrations on you
"and talking to you "like a total ass, "and not noticing
until just now how really totally cute you are." (
Typing ) and I also wanted to say that I've been
thinking about what you said, when you said you cared.
And I wanted you to know that if that's all I had going
for me, fr this day on, that would be enough. You're
improvising. Well, it's about time. Kirk ( over pa
system ): Hey, guys, you need to come in and see this!
We got this from a local feed in seattle. It's a story
that reminds us of the magic of christmas. I'm just
outside seattle with brenda wyatt. You had a close call,
brenda. You want to tell us about that? Uh, my family,
we all live close. We've had this tradition for years.
We have christmas dinner at our house, and then we go to
my parents' to open presents. And I turned on billy
grogin on 24/7 weather, and it was something he said. He
thought people in the seattle area should stay in. So I
wouldn't go. Everybody was angry. But billy said stay
home. The fire department called about an hour later. My
parents' house collapsed. It was the weight of the snow.
It's a very old house. It just... it all came down. We
would have been in there when it fell. All of us. My
whole family, if he hadn't said that. So, I want to
thank him. Mr. Grogin, if you see this, thank you...
from my children. Male reporter: That's amazing, jordan.
Thank you. And from all of us at krlq
action news, may all your christmases be safe. Billy,
you need to hit the van. They want a live remote from
the airport. Okay. Billy:
And just as suddenly
as it began, the storm of the century stopped, leaving
the entire world covered in white. To some, the end of
the snow means digging out, trying to get things back to
normal, and for others, the opportunity for some
unlikely snow fun. Scientists will be arguing for
decades over why this happened. Changing weather
patterns, cosmic shifts, global warming... who the heck
knows? Maybe... maybe it's just too many people singing
the same old christmas carols. Maybe the hundreds of
thousands of people who have been wishing for a winter
wonderland, finally got their wish. This is billy grogin,
from the baltimore/washington international airport,
saying, may all your christmas wishes come true. That's
a wrap. Thanks, everyone. Happy holidays. Hey, kirk,
what do you say me and you grab an eggnog before you
take off... oh, thanks, weatherman, but you know,
family, "night before christmas," and all that crap. See
you tomorrow back at the studio, right? Right, merry
christmas, ki. And a ho-ho-ho! ( Chuckles ) hey, what
are you doing out of the pit? You feel all right? Merry
christmas. Merry christmas. Ah. Drink? At least. ( Both
chuckle ) come on. Can I get a beer, please? It's on the
house. What's the occasion? Are you kidding? Where have
you been? It's the storm of the century. Nothing's been
flying all day. All these folks here trapped here on
christmas eve, it's the least we can do. Merry christmas.
You got a phone I could borrow? It'll just be a second.
Here, use ours. Thanks. ( Dialing ) hello? Marjean, hey,
baby, it's me. Listen, I'm sorry I haven't called,
but... oh, warren, I can't really talk. I'm just on my
way out. Where you going? The airport, warren. Why? I
told you I can't get in. I'm still in... cincinnati, I
know. You said, four times. But see, I'm not at the
airport to pick you up. I'm flying out. Where you going?
I don't know, paris for starters. Paris? What the hell
for? A little vacation, you know, just me, all our
credit cards, both savings accounts. Oh, hold on,
warren. Oh, mr. Nesvick? I need you to step back to the
desk. I'm afraid your credit cards have been refused.
Refused? Marjean, they're telling me that my credit card
has been... what's that? It's a big disaster. Airport
terminal collapsed. Happened earlier this morning. They
evacuated everyone. The airport is going to be closed
for a month. Where? Cincinnati. Marjean? Marjean, you
still there? Oh, and listen, warren, I called the credit
card company. Someone has been using your card to check
you and i into a hotel in baltimore. And since I'm here,
and you're in cincinnati... ( marjean laughs ) ( groans
) I reported the card stolen. Marjean, marjean, marjean,
you can't do this to me. I don't have any cash. Without
that card, I can't make it home! Marjean, look. I'm
weak, baby. I'm weak, and I made a little mistake. I'm
sorry. Marjean, don't you leave me like this. I'm in
hell! No, warren, you're in baltimore. It just feels
Au revoir and merry christmas, you lying bastard. Would
you like to donate to the less fortunate? Are you
insane?! So how did it end this time? Did they get back
together? Yeah, and they lived happily ever after. I
know it's you, howard. I don't know how you did it, but
I know it's you. Jim: You just don't get it: We've been
friends since junior high. Mario: Well, I never stopped
thinking about her, and I wasn't the one who ran off and
got engaged to her best friend, huh? I told you, i
realized tonight never loved her? I made a mistake. When
did you realize it? Before or after she ran off and
joined a tractor pull? Paula... I know this is crazy.
But when I came in here and I saw you again, I just
knew. Knew what? You needed serious medical help? Hey,
einstein, if it wasn't for the snow, you'd be right now,
honeymooning with the stability princess. You don't even
know paula, so you don't know what she needs. Am I
right, paula? Paula? Paula? Paula? ( Goose honking ) it
all looks so different, doesn't it? It sure does. Mario:
Hey, paula? Paula? You okay? Can we get you anything?
Jim: Whatever you need. Look, obviously you've upset
her. Mario: Now she'd rather hang out with a gaggle of
geese than me.
He'll say are you married, you'll say, "no, man,
but you can do the job when you're in town"
later on, we'll conspire
as we dream... group:
By the fire
to face unafraid
the plans that we made
walking in a winter wonderland
in the meadow we can build a snowman... ( jazz band
"winter wonderland" ) luke: I couldn't find a chinese
place that was open, so instead, we're having... ...ethiopian.
Ethiopian? What is it, fried gazelle? Luke, I told
you... merry christmas, mother! I am so happy to have
you here. You are? It's such a treat. I love you, mom.
Oh, I love you, too. I'm going to get you a drink. I
better make mother's a double. Oh. A little something
for you for christmas. Oh, aunt lula, you don't have to
do this. Oh, yes, I do. But you've already done so much.
I mean, I couldn't have done this dinner without you.
Yes, you could have. You just needed a little shove. I'm
good at that. Is that enough to get you through the
year? Oh, yeah, like five! There's a catch. When you get
to be a famous author, you have to have your picture
taken with me. ( Laughs ) me and the unidentified woman.
You got it, ace. Aunt lula, can you afford this? Oh, my,
oh, yes. I got some really good investing tips when I
was with donald. Trump? Duck. ( Chattering ) ( dialing
phone ) ( line ringing ) hello? Hi, father. Luke? Yeah.
I hope I'm not calling too late, am I? No, no, it's
fine. It's fine. We're earlier here. Are you okay? Yeah.
Yeah, I'm great. I'm not really sure why I was calling.
You know, it's funny. I met someone just today, and it
got me thinking about you. I was... it was this storm.
Oh, yeah, sure was something. Anyway, I began thinking.
We haven't spent enough christmases together. Yeah, you
know, I was actually thinking about flying out there.
Uh, maybe around new year'S. So... you think you might?
I think that'd be nice. Good. I... I hope you do. Luke.
Yes? Merry christmas, son. Merry christmas. ( Presses
button ) ( laughter, chattering ) it goes christmas eve,
then sleep, then santa comes. This is the sleep part,
right? Honey... I don't think your dad's going to be
able to make it. Is that okay with you? Yeah. I think
it's just gonna be you and me for christmas morning. I
bet santa's going to be really, really happy. Oh, yeah?
Why is that? He won't have to look for me. I'll be home.
Yeah. You'll be home.
Later on, we'll conspire
as we dream by the fire
to face unafraid the plans that we made
walking in a winter wonderland ( all cheering )
a winter wonderland
let those sleigh bells ring ( camera clicks )
a winter wonderland
tell it like it is
a winter wonderland
slipping and a-sliding, here we go
a winter wonderland...
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