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Snow Wonder (2005)
CBS Nov 20 09:00pm
Movies, 120 Mins.
** (Rated NR) (Y) .

A Christmas Eve snowstorm magically affects the lives of various people across the country.
Cast: Mary Tyler Moore, Camryn Manheim, Jennifer Esposito, Eric Szmanda, Poppy Montgomery, Jason Priestley, Caroline McKinley, Julie Ann Emery, Josh Randall, David Sutcliffe, Michelle Krusiec.

Director(s): Peter Werner.
Producer(s): Mark M. Wolper, Ragna Nervik , Gideon Amir.
Writer(s): Rodney Vaccaro, Rodney Patrick Vaccaro.
Distribution: Buena Vista (Walt Disney)

 

 

 

Snow Wonder CBS

 

Airplane at Beginning - We don't know what this stuff is?

 

  The Secret Lives of Dentists - notes

Coors Beer "Love Train" - "Insiders seem to truly be haters so this commercial can be seen more as a warning or a threat. The snow symbolized transmatter.

December 1999 Martinez California the sky was filled with small white particles flying in the air, much like tiny snow flakes. Most people didn't care or didn't notice. The white particles eventually morphed into a thick air. Months later by August 2000 the air was much thicker heavier almost like a gaseous liquid. This substance has seeped into many things including people, plants, animal and equipment. (chemtrails)

 -reference Newsweek 4.30.01 cover picture - The Next Frontiers-

The Movie Snow Wonder - hints at this subject - pending review

 

   
   
   
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Script

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cbs

over the ground lies a mantle of white

a heaven of diamonds shine down through the night

two hearts are thrillin'

in spite of the chill in the weather

love knows no season, love knows no clime radio dj:

It's 10:00

eastern standard time

here at 24/7 weather

on this beautiful christmas eve

morning.

It looks like another perfect

day across the entire usa.

Sunny and mild temperatures

from california

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. Man:

The house was built

in the early 1700s,

on the site of

an indian burial ground.

It's one

of the oldest structures

in the whole mississippi river

valley region.

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 to get you. Weatherman:

With record-setting

precipitation,

this is turning into

not just the snowstorm

of the century, but perhaps

of the whole millennium.

Stay with us folks,

and we'll be right back

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From lean cuisine. 1g s/!O what in the hell is going on? 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 you?

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? Well, two less dinners you have to pay for at the reception. You always see the bright side. It's a gift. Qdwcy I ha a cold, but news happens fast.So I need relief fast. I need advil cold & sinus.

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Powerful cold relief. That's the power of advil

cold & sinus. Ys, it's time to getpumped! Thanksgiving's here, these phonesre gonna be ringing off the hook, so let's do it! Whoo-yeah!

[Anncr] This thanksgiving, you won't have to call for help with your turkey. Oven ready by jennie-o turkey store goes straight from your freezer to your oven, with no thawing, no cleaning -- and no hassles. Oven ready by jennie-o turkey store. Turkey made easy. Sfx: Phone ring operator: (Perky) turkey helpline... (lower voice) roger, I'm at work... wwc 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 ) ( sighs )

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 ) all right, as I remember, we need onions, celery, cranberries, I think, and more wine. ( Humming ) g tttt

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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 beeps off ) marjean? Hello? You're married? You son of a bitch. No, no, no. No! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! ( Car beeps ) great. It's frozen. This is perfect. Billy! Billy, 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 cares about it. I don't care about the weather. You love 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 meteorological high? Joey... billy, we have to get on! Come on, now! Ap0I%w this has been a family businessfor five generations. I learned a lot from my fatherover the years. Listening isa very important part of running a family business. (Man) you listen, draw yourinspiration from the consumer, make certain we have products the consumer can seethe difference in. (Man)to make our products better, we have to listen to peoplewho buy off! Or ziploc or all of our products. Listening, that's how wecome out with better products. (Female announcer) sc johnson, a family company.

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"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 clich. 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

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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 clichs, 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!

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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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[Inhales and exhales through nose] Ahhh... ahhh... ahhh... ahhh... announcer: Breath better all night long. Afrin. Ahhh... mazing. Ingeniously designed to help protect the things that need protecting. Energy-absorbing ace body structure, standard on the all-new civic. Only from honda. G I got ham and cheese or cheese and ham. Joey, 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 like hell.

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 playing

"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 )

walking in

a winter wonderland

let those sleigh bells ring ( camera clicks )

walking in

a winter wonderland

tell it like it is

walking in

a winter wonderland

slipping and a-sliding, here we go

walking in

a winter wonderland...

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