A Christmas to Remember (2016) - full transcript

A harsh TV personality needs a break from her own life, so she hops into a car and drives to a small town mountain retreat. On her way there, a blizzard veers her off the road and she crashes. When she comes to, she has complete amnesia and a friendly passerby takes her in.

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Oh, my gosh, I hope that we got
this whole wardrobe look thing right,

because last week Angela from
Duluth posted that she thought

that my look was too New York.

I mean,
what am I supposed to do?

I'm trying to stride
that fine line between,

like, fashion forward for the Midwest,
what the Midwest wants,

and I thought maybe they
would like this nice ice silver,

kind of like that movie where
they freeze everything?

You don't seem happy.
How can we make you happy?

- Oh, my gosh, it's so green.
- The tree?

And sad. Look, it's also, like,
dying on the bottom, look.

Can somebody cheer up this tree, please,
and make it less green?

- What's going on with all the cars?
- Traffic jam.

- We thought it'd be cute.
- But this is the...

The empire state building, I mean,
it's supposed to be magnificent.

It's just a gingerbread...

I know, but the scale, the scale.
It's like ixnay on the cars thing, OK?

You got it. You got it.
Get those cars out of there, Cynthia.

OK. But good job with everything else.

- Really good, love it.
- Yeah, really good. OK, where's that turkey?

I am so excited.
It's so beautiful!

I'm so sorry.

Oh, god, I spent an hour and a half
on the left thigh alone.

Don't worry,
we have a backup turkey.

- Got a backup turkey. All right...
- Oh, no.

OK, but we don't have
a backup shirt, do we?

- Bring in backup shirt.
- We don't have a backup shirt.

- That's not the same shirt.
- It's the same shirt, just a different color.

But it's green.

- I hate green!
- No green.

Hey, listen,
everything is going to be OK.

We can spray the backup turkey
and it will be good.

No, it won't be perfect.
Everything was supposed to be perfect.

- It's the holiday special.
- Yeah, no, no, no, it'll totally be perfect.

OK, people,
let's wrap that backup turkey!

It looks so delicious.

I just can't wait
to eat that turkey.

So, thank you so much for joining me
on my Christmas special.

I'm Jennifer Wade
and from all of us at Home Style,

we wish you
a Christmas to remember.

And cut.

That was fabulous,

Thanks, Paula, but was it
special enough for Christmas?

Honey, come on.
Nobody does Christmas like you do,

and your piece is about to
come out in Aroma Magazine,

which means
you've got some momentum

and soon everybody will know
who Jennifer Wade is.

So no pressure
is what you're saying.

No pressure.

Tell me you are coming
to my party tonight.

- Bring Brad.
- Come on, Paula.

I know he's not
your ideal man, but...

He's a very popular sportscaster and being
seen with him will build up your brand.

I feel like we're in the old country
and this is an arranged marriage.

No, Paula,
I think my brand and I

are just going to go home and take
a nice hot bath and go to bed.

I am just not feeling
very social tonight.

I know your feelings
about the holidays.

- What do you mean?
- Well, I know that they're very hard on you.

That's ridiculous.

I just did an entire show
based on Christmas.

Well, you always seem
to get so stressed out.

Music, you don't like eggnog...

Who does like eggnog?

- Well, I do.
- Yeah, right.

No, you know...

To be honest, it's just...

My mom made Christmas
so special and, you know,

she was so wonderful at it
and since she's been gone

it just hasn't really been
the same for me, but...

It'll be fine.

You know, your show is
going to be a huge success

and it's going to reach
millions of people.

If you come to my party,

I promise you won't have to do anything
for a whole week.

- You're serious?
- Yes.

Listen, I have the most gorgeous,
gorgeous chalet near Aspen.

Go there. Total peace and quiet,
you'll love it,

and it's right next to the best
hiking trails you could imagine.

- Hiking? Paula, this is me you're talking to.
- I know, right?

But it's also a stone's throw away
from the best spa.

I do love a good spa.

Sometimes you just gotta forget
about everything and get away.

All right, thank you, Paula,
that's an amazingly generous offer.

- Thank you.
- Stop. It's the least I can do.

Now, you come to my party tonight
and bring Brad.

- Well, I guess I have to now.
- You do.

- I'll see you later.
- Bye.

- Nancy, how you doing?
- Dr Blake, thank you so much for coming.

Kitty just doesn't seem herself.

Well, let's take a look
at the little patient.

There she is.

I guess
I'm just a nervous mom.

Hey, kitty.

How you doing, sweetie?

Feeling OK?
Let's take a look here.

A little bit of rest
is all she needs.

Kitty is going to be just fine.

- How are your kids?
- Good. Good.

Jamie's reading every book
she can get her hands on,

Kyle wants to be a vet,
just like his old man, and...

...Daisy's Daisy.

Have you decided what to do
about your practice?

Well, I've got my eye on a spot in town
where I'm thinking of setting up my office.

What about the barn
where your wife kept her horses?

Such a beautiful old building.

Yeah, it is.


I'm not sure I'm ready yet.

Well, I gotta get going.
I have a few more house calls to make.

Please don't get up,
don't get up.

What do I owe you for today?

No charge.
It's Christmas.

Yeah. He's a good man.

You're going to Colorado?

Well, I was hoping that we'd go to all
the holiday parties here in New York.

Well, sorry, Brad, but
when Paula offered me her...

...her cabin, I don't know, I just...
If I can't get away for the holidays

then I work the other 51 weeks
of the year.

I understand, it's just,
don't take too long.

Between your career and my career,
we'd be unstoppable.

- Honey, you look gorgeous.
- Thanks, Paula.

And, Brad, well, you look
as handsome as always.

My lady.

I am so glad that you came
and you came together.

Well, thank you, Paula.

Your party is amazing and
you and your apartment,

but especially you,
look stunning.

Thank you.
Can I borrow her?

Just for a minute.

Come with me and allow me to
introduce you to the network president.

He's right over here
by the crudites.

Thanks for coming.
Bye now.

- Jennifer, what are you doing?
- I'm cleaning the kitchen.

You've got so much here.
You can't do it all alone.

No. Stop.

As of now,
you are officially on vacation.

- Make that your last batch.
- All right.

Come on, I want you to have
a drink with me. Just leave all this.

Christmas is so much work.
Christmas comes with a stick.

But you are so good at it
and it's people like us...

...well, we don't know how to do
anything else but make it perfect.

Yeah, and when was the last time
that it didn't feel like work,

...that it felt
like a real Christmas?

Well, my darling,
if I tell you that,

then I'll be telling you
my age.

You know, I remember
this one Christmas, when...

my mom made me...
sewed me this special dress.

I was playing an angel
in the Christmas pageant at church...

And it was all sparkly and glowing,
almost iridescent,

and I loved it so much
I didn't want to take it off,

even when we got home, so she left me
fall asleep on the couch

waiting for Santa
and I fell asleep

with the sound of Christmas music
and the smell of gingerbread

and the feeling of her hand on my hair
and it was so magical...

And I just don't know if Christmas
is ever going to feel like that again.

I mean, it just... you know,
not this pressure to be perfect,

just the simple magic
of Christmas.

You know, your mom sounds like
she was a wonderful woman

and maybe you can have it
that way again.

Simple and perfect.

Here's to my mom
who made Christmas magical.

To your mom.

But I should be getting going

if I'm going to get to
Colorado in the morning.

- I have to, you know, pack.
- Yes, you do.

- I'll call you when I get there.
- Thank you, sweetheart.

- Well, this is nice.
- It is, it's nice.

I just can't believe we've never
been on a date before.

Cos you know I had a
crush on you in high school.

No, I definitely...
I didn't know that.

- Oh, come on.
- I...

I didn't.

But you were the quarterback
and I was the cheerleader.

- We should have been a couple.
- I guess so.

But then you got married
and then she...

I'm sorry. I don't know
why I brought that up.

It's OK. It's all right.

So, how...
how is your burger?

My burger, it was good,
it was fine.

- How's your tofu?
- Did you try it?

- Do you want you some?
- I didn't.

You should try it.
You should actually really try it.

- Honestly, I'm not a tofu...
- It's really good. Try, try, try. Come on.

It's good, right?
Do you like it?


Interesting consistency.

It's nice.

Guess who should be asleep
and not reading at this hour.

Dad, I'm just trying to
finish this chapter.

You're going to have to finish
the chapter tomorrow, really.

- No!
- Yes, the suspense will keep you awake.

Take your light off, please.

I'll figure it out,
you get in bed.

- Come on, I'll take those.
- It's OK.

All right.
All right, young lady.

- Nighty night.
- Night-night.

- Sweet dreams, OK? OK, love you.
- OK.

Hey, Biscuit.

- Dan!
- John.

What'd you make for dinner?

Stroganoff again?

Bunny made it.
It's simple, the kids love it.

You don't like it, I got some kibble
you can help yourself to.

No, I'll take the strog.

Double sixes, again.

For the love of Pete.

So how did things go
with what's her name?

she force fed me tofu.

Yeah, it wasn't a good fit.

I don't like being set up anyway,
tell you the truth.

I think these things should happen
naturally and organically,

come together easily, you know,
like two pieces of a puzzle.

Jennifer Wade.

- That Jennifer Wade, yes.
- We got a nice four wheel drive SUV.

Do you have anything
a little faster?

I was really hoping to get there
before it's too dark.

Thanks for coming down
with the storm coming in.

How's she doing?

- Not so good, it's a breech for sure.
- Your mare's having a foal.

That's right.
It's a good thing your dad's here.

- It's just in here.
- Well, let's get ready. You ready, buddy?

OK, sweetie.

There she is.

OK, Colorado,
you better be worth it.

Can't see anything.



Come on.

- Pretty amazing, right?
- Yeah, it was.

And she's going to be OK now.
And the foal?

She knows exactly what to do.

They're both going to be just fine,
don't you worry.

I was pretty worried
before you got here.

Hey, John...
Can I have a word?

Of course.
Kyle, why you head to the truck?

- I'll be there in a second.
- OK.

I hate to do this but...

We're a little bit short
right now.

Stan, don't worry about it,
it's the holidays.

- I will settle up with you in the new year.
- OK.

- Thank you, John.
- You got it.

In the meantime, you'll take
one of Holly's apple pies?

- She makes the best in the county.
- We would love that.

- Great.
- OK.

Wait a second, this is not...

No, this is not
where it's supposed to be.

Come on.

I need reception.

Come on.

- How's that pie?
- Still warm.

The estimate has been raised up
to three feet in mountain areas.

And we're expecting the storm
to land anywhere from 24 to 48 hours.

That sounds like
good sledding weather to me.

- You OK?
- Yeah.

- Hey, you stay right here, OK?
- OK.

Be right back.

Are you OK? Are you...

I'm so sorry, I didn't see you.

What are you doing?
What are you doing out here?

- I don't know.
- Hey, hey.

What's going on?
Did your car break down? Did you...

- Are you all right?
- I don't know.

I don't know. I don't know.
I don't know.

OK. All right, you've got
quite a head laceration there.

We should take care of that.

OK, Kyle, move over, buddy.

There we go.
Over there.

Up, up, up.
All the way, there we go.

All the way.
Watch your feet, watch your toes.

What is this?

- You just sat on a pie.
- A pie?

Look, that cut on your head,
it looks pretty bad.

We should get you back
and take a look at that, OK?

Hey, gentle, gentle.

- Really red.
- Yeah.

You know what? I'm...

- Just going to take a little nap.
- OK.

Dad, she fell asleep on me.

- Is she going to be OK?
- She's going to be fine.

The sooner we get her home,
keep an eye on her, the better, OK?

So what are we going to do
with her?

I actually have no idea.

Hi, I'm Daisy.
I'm four and a half.

This is my bedroom but you can
sleep in here if you want to.

Sometimes my friends sleep over.

That's my dog, Biscuit,
and this is my doll, Sally.

Do you have a doll?

- I don't think so.
- The pretty lady woke up!

- Where am I?
- You're OK. You're in our home.

I am John Blake and
this is my daughter, Daisy.

How you feeling?

- Kind of beat up.
- Don't worry, he's a doctor.

- He is?
- A doctor for animals.

Yes, I'm a veterinarian, but the
principles are pretty much the same.

- You mind if I take a quick look?
- Sure.

I'm just going to check out
your pupils, OK?

Yeah. This might be
a little bright in your eye,

but I just want to see
how responsive they are.

Now, I do have an MD coming
as soon as she possibly can,

but the roads are all closed
from the storm.

- Storm?
- Yeah, there was a big storm.

- Like a tornado?
- No, like a snowstorm, lots of snow.

The good news is your pupils
are completely responsive now,

no more signs of shock.

You do have a mild concussion,
a cut on your head and a laceration...

Gentle, gentle.
It's OK, it's nothing serious, though.

You actually...
you actually seem pretty good.

Do you remember anything?

How did I get here?

My son Kyle and I, we found you
wandering on the road.

Do you remember that?
You got in the truck, you...

- No.
- You sat on a pie.

- You remember any of this?
- No.

- No?
- None of it.

Can you tell me your name?

My name is...


I don't know my name.
Oh, my gosh, I don't know my name.

That's OK. Hey, it's OK. It's really
important to try and just stay calm right now.

Just work with what we do
and we'll work with the situation.

Let's rewind and what is the
first thing you do remember

...from before we found you?
Like, were you visiting someone?

Were you maybe driving
and got in an accident?

Do you remember any of that?

I don't remember.

You're going to be all right and you look
good in the pajamas, which is important.

Who dressed me in this?

The kids' grandmother, Bunny.

And I also helped
because I want to be a doctor...

...or a writer
or maybe even a pilot.

This is my eldest daughter,
Jamie, and...

You know,
you're going to be fine, really.

We borrowed some clothes for you,

so when you're ready
you just put these on,

you come downstairs and we'll get you
some food and fill your tummy.

I'm sure that'll make you
feel better, OK?

In the meantime, is there anything else
that you need from us,

anything else
that we can get you?

I don't remember if I do.

OK. Well, if you do remember,
you just let us know, OK?

We'll be right downstairs.

Careful there. A little bit hot.
Make sure Kyle gets it.

Kyle, be careful,
they're very hot.

- Hey.
- Morning.

Grab a plate, help yourself
to whatever you want,

we've got plenty of everything
and we've got...

...coffee, of course.
How do you take your coffee?

I don't know.

- Hot?
- Hot?

Good news,
I've got hot coffee.

There you go.

Keep it black and then if you
want any cream or sugar...

- Where's my glass?
- Do you know your name now?

No. No, I don't know it yet.
Not yet.

I know how to tie my shoe,
want to see?


- Daisy.
- On the counter? Seriously?

At least she's wearing
her slippers.

Yeah. Good job, good job,
good job.

OK, so my head's not bleeding
any more.

That's good.
Maybe I'm ready to go,

...cos I think I should find someone
who knows who I am,

so I think I'm just going to go
and find that human doctor

and... thank you, but, yeah.

Well, the doctor's going to be here as
soon as the roads are clear, I promise.

Oh, no, that's OK,
don't worry about me.

I'll just go to the doctor.
It's cool. Thank you.

Thank you. You're such a nice family.
Bye! Thank you.

There was a storm.

- Snow?
- Yeah, lots of snow. Lots of snow.

Let's go back inside.

I mean,
this has to be solvable, right?

I mean, you can't just get lost
in the world, can you?

I mean, I have to have a family
somewhere, right?

Cos everybody has some
kind of family or a friend,

like a best friend maybe,
who's looking for me.

Of course somebody's going
to be looking for you.

We're all smart people here,
so why don't we try to come up

with what we can figure out
about you now, OK?

OK, great.
So what do we know about you?


Kyle, not helpful
and secondly, not true.

Jamie, go get the chore board.

It isn't true because we know
you were out on the road that night,

so what were you doing
out there? You were...

...you were out for a walk?

In the snow?

We go for walks
in the snow.

But are you wearing
four inch heel boots?

Maybe you're a bank robber on the lam
and you're only pretending

to have amnesia long enough to find
the money stashed in the woods.

I'm going to guess you were out for a drive,
I'm going to go with that,

although I didn't see a car
anywhere near you that night.

But either way, Jamie,
put that... car.

- OK, dad.
- Put that down.

Wait. What about the clothes
that I was wearing?

Because maybe in the pocket
are the keys to that car

or some other clue
to identify me.

- I washed them.
- Why did she wash them?

You sat on a pie.


Wait, where's the rest of it?

It got tiny but I checked really
carefully in all the pockets

...and you didn't have anything.
I'm really sorry.

It's OK. It's all right,
let's get back to the board.

We're on a roll here,
we're figuring stuff out.

So you were out there...

So basically
putting it all together,

you're saying that I'm here with
no idea of where I came from

and no idea where I was going to

and no idea
if somebody is looking for me

and no idea who I am, but we do know
that I have this one thing to my name,

if I had a name.

Hey, it's gonna be OK,
it really is.

We have everything
that we need here.

Really, if you think about it,
we got wood for the fire to keep us warm,

- we have a whole cellar full of food...
- And Biscuit to protect us.

Somebody's going to come forward, OK?
I mean it.

And I'm going to go right now,
I'm going to go make some phone calls

and find out if anybody's
looking for you, OK?

You're gonna be good.
We're going to figure this out.

Is the sheriff around?
Well, I'd like to file a found person report.

No, not a missing person report.

We've found someone.
We found someone without any ID

and clearly suffering
a little memory loss,

but otherwise she seems fine.

Follow the yo-yo
back and forth.

You are getting sleepy,
very, very sleepy.

Are you a pilot?
Are you a ballerina?

Are you a dentist?

- I don't know.
- You're getting sleepy, very sleepy.

Are you a palaeontologist?

Are you a surfer?

- Are you an astronaut?
- You are getting very sleepy.

I'm getting very dizzy.

Well, just make sure
you get the word out, please.

Bye. All right, well,

I called just about everybody
that we know

and no luck yet but they are
going to get the word out

and the sheriff and his wife, the MD,
will be here tomorrow after they get back.

It's going to be OK.

I'm sure somebody's
looking for you right now.

I think I'm going to go
back to bed.

Thank you.

Hello, Jennifer. I'm sure by now
you've settled into the chalet

and are luxuriating in your solitude
and you've probably also found the spa.

Listen, darling, you don't have
to call me back right away

but do call me.

OK, ciao.

She coming for dinner?


- Can I have her hot dog?
- Yeah, sure can.

What are we going to do
about her?

She's lost. We have to help her
find her way home.

It's important
to help those in need,

including people
that we don't know...

Especially at Christmas, right?

Soon as we figure out who she is,
she'll go back to where she's from

and then everything here will be...
It'll be back to normal.

I like her.
She reminds me of...

- Good morning.
- Hi.

- Morning.
- Good morning.

- Good morning.
- Morning.

Hey, did anyone call for me?

Not yet. I'm sure
it'll be any minute, though.

How you feeling?

- I'm a little fuzzy still but I'm fine.
- OK.

- How about a baloney omelette?
- I don't think I've ever heard of that.

You've never heard of anything.

- Kyle!
- He's right.

- Can I help you?
- Yes.

- We'll help together.
- OK, cool.

- Baloney.
- Yummy.

I don't think this is part
of my regular diet.

I've got some friends coming over

that will hopefully be able
to help you out.

That's cool.

And... voila!

A rose for a Rose.

That's really fancy.

I don't know how I did that.

It smells delicious.

Hey. Good to see you.
Come on in, come on in.

Hey there, nice to see you.
It's cold out there. Come on.

OK, this is sheriff Tim Edwards
and his wife Dr Edwards.

- Pleased to meet you. Sylvia.
- Hi.

Can you tell me what happened?

I guess I got hit on the head,

but I don't remember
how it happened

and I remember nothing
from before that at all.

The first thing I can remember
is walking around in the road

and then John and Kyle found me
and then I sat on a pie.

Any nausea or fatigue?

No. I mean, I'm a little bit
groggy all the time but...

- I'm OK and I'm hungry a lot.
- That's good.

Can you follow my finger,

OK, and press down on my hands.

Good girl.

Do you remember
about where you were?

Well, we were coming back
from the Barbers' place.

That's pretty isolated
out there.

Do you think you might know
anyone around here?

Gosh, I wish I did.
I mean, maybe I do,

I just don't remember
if I do or did.

There's no sign
of any traumatic brain injury.

- Really?
- Motor functions and reflexes are good.

John did a good job on the cut.

Memory is a tricky thing but you
honestly seem perfectly healthy.

- If you don't mind?
- What?

There we go.

The deputy put out a county wide bulletin
with your description,

- but this picture here will really help.
- OK, great.

I hope so cos, I mean,

...there's gotta be somebody
out there looking for me, right?

- Hello, everybody.
- Bunny.

We came down
to meet the special guest.

Well, this is Bunny and Emmett,
this is the kids' grandparents.

It's so lovely to meet you.

You too.

OK, all right, everybody,
all right.

We've got everything we need,
we'll be on our way.

Thanks for coming.
Thank you.

- You take care.
- We'll see you soon.

OK, absolutely, great.
All right, sheriff and...

So when will I start
remembering things again?

Two days, two weeks, you never know.
But the good news is

you'll eventually come out of it,
I'm sure of it.

Well, isn't there anything
that I can do?

Good food, good sleep
are really the best medicine.

- Call me if you need me.
- Thank you.

She said I just need
to eat, sleep and relax.

Sweetheart, are you starting
to remember anything yet?

That I have not had
a baloney omelette before.

- Well, we can fix that.
- Yeah, we sure can.

You know, Bunny's also
a registered nurse,

I think I mentioned to you that she
was the one who took a look at you

the other night
to make sure that you were OK.

Oh, my goodness,
what are they calling you?

I don't know.
Nothing yet.

They get an animal in here,
it's named in five minutes flat.

What would you like us
to call you?

I don't know.
What do I look like?


That's your doll's name, Daisy.

Kerry, Bethany, Maggie, Jennie.


Maggie has a nice ring to it.

You look like a Maggie.

Thanks, I think.

Yeah, I like Maggie.

- Yeah, me too. Cool. Maggie.
- All right.


So, I have an idea.

What do you say we go for a ride,
we get outside,

we visit some people and see
if anybody recognizes you?

Sounds like a good idea.

Bunny, are you guys OK
watching the kids for a while?

Get out of here.

Enjoy yourself, there's nowhere
prettier in the world.

- Thank you.
- OK, come on.

Thank you.

- I'm not getting on that thing.
- Yeah, you are. Come on, hop on.

- Well, where are we going?
- Just around the neighborhood.

Hold on tight.

This is your neighborhood?

- John, good to see you.
- Good to see you.

We have been snowed in
the last few days with the kids,

so we decided
to make the best of it.


Really do up the tree this year.


Here, I just made eggnog.


- Wonderful.
- Family recipe.

Some day it'll get me on TV
and make me rich.

And you arrived just in time.
We are about to put the star up.

This is their favourite part.
Are you ready?

Where's the star?
One, two, three.

Now it feels like Christmas.


- You know stroganoff?
- I do.

- Yes.
- The mind is an amazing thing.

- Smells good.
- Hey, Dan.

Dan, Dan, this is Maggie.
Maggie, this is Dan.

- Hi.
- Hi.

- You want a bowl?
- Don't go to any fuss for me.

Hey, can I set the table?
I'd really like to.

Well... we never set the table,
but let's do that.

Pull up a chair. Looks like we're
having a formal dinner tonight.

So that friend of yours, Dan,
he's like a mountain man?


He kind of is, but he's also
a pretty famous painter.

- Really?
- Yeah.

Yeah, Dan Daniels is his name,
he moved out here years ago.

I actually have a book of his.

I like this one.

- I've seen this one before.
- You have?

- Are you sure?
- Yeah.

I've definitely seen it.

Is it in, like, a art museum
or something like that?

Well, it's called
"Bridge Over Blue River"

but it doesn't say where it is,
but I can ask him.

I mean, maybe it'll...
tell us where you're from.


"And when the presents were all unwrapped
and Christmas day was done,

"a single star shone in the sky
and its light warmed up the whole world."

It's not a very flattering picture.

You do look a little surprised
but it gets the job done.

Oh, my gosh.

I think I had a pair of mittens
just like that when I was a kid.

Is that...
is that possible,

that I could remember
something from that far back?

I don't think there is any rules
to how this all works but, I mean,

was it a good memory?



I think I asked my mom for a pretty pair
of mittens and she made them for me

with all the snowflakes and the beads
and even the ribbons.

Yeah, it's a really good memory.

Hey... when we were at the Barbers'
and they were...

...setting up their tree,

that was really nice, wasn't it?

Yeah, it was super beautiful.

So are you thinking about getting
a really huge tree for that big space?

Well, I've definitely let Christmas
sort of slide the last few years.

After what you've been through, John,
it's completely understandable.

The kids would love it, though,
wouldn't they?

Are you kidding me?

With the energy that they have,

they'd have that thing decorated
in three minutes flat.

Thank you.


Hey, it's the sheriff.

- Sheriff! Santa.
- John, Maggie.

Maggie, this is my deputy,
Darren Wilkes.

Is that your uniform?

No, it's my turn to be Santa in
the Christmas pageant this year.

Thought I'd walk around a little,
get into the part.

Now, you're that lady
who's missing, aren't you?

Or maybe I should say you're
the one who's been found?

I guess that's me, yeah.
So any news?

Well, we took your picture and description
and put it out over the wire and around town,

we also posted it to all those
missing persons sites online.

Have you seen the poster?

It's not a very flattering photo.

Well, that's...

...it's not really the point,

Just stay positive. Somebody's
bound to come forward.

Thank you, gentlemen. Enjoy.

Have a nice evening.

Honestly, after the storm that
we've had, things move a little slowly,

- but I wouldn't worry about it.
- I have seen your face everywhere.

- You have?
- Yeah, I'm Brooke.

The sheriff's been putting
your photos up all over town.

- OK.
- But you do look kind of familiar.

- Have we met?
- I don't know, have we?

You wouldn't know
cos you don't remember anything,

that's really stupid of me.
It's like I got hit on the head.

Anyways, I know everyone in town
so I'll just keep asking around.

- Thank you.
- Yeah, I mean, anything for Johnny.

OK, bye.

See you.


It was High School.

Hold it. Come on.

Come on,
what about this guy right here?

- What do you think?
- I think that's the one.

You think that's the one?
You guys too?

- Cut it down!
- I'm cutting it down, I'm going in.

This is definitely the one.

- You ready?
- I think so.

- OK.
- OK.

Swing your...
we'll overlap a little bit.


- This is not as easy as you would think.
- You got it.

- You got it.
- I do? I don't know.

- It feels really icy.
- That is beautiful.

Yours looks good.

Can I do mine again?

No, yours looks great and snow
angels aren't supposed to be perfect.

I see it.
I see it.


Well, I know I'm not very good
at remembering things but...

This is the most peaceful place
I've ever been.

Of that I am sure.

It's not always peaceful!

Are you kidding me?
You cheat!

Not you too!
Not my little angel!

Somebody help me!

All right, Jennifer,
I don't mean to be a nudge

since I was the one that sent you away,

but you should call me, darling,
just to let me know all is well.

OK, sweetheart?

Call me.

So, Dan...

How did you decide
to live here?

Well, I spent 15 years
living in the big city.

Some of them were good,
but out here...

I met a lot of good people,

made some loyal friends
I can count on

and, really, North Creek just seems
to be the place I'm supposed to be,

surrounded by people that I love.

Thanks for sharing that with me.

Hey, everyone, dinner is ready.

I mean, that looks delicious.

Did you make all of this?

- Like, from memory?
- Yes, I did.

I have no idea how I knew how to do it,
but I had a lot of fun.

OK, you gotta tell me,
what is this?

It's a holiday roast
with root vegetables.

- Potatoes.
- They're not just potatoes.

Oh, man.
Look at that.

Haricot verts, which means
green beans in French,

which means I know French.

And a Christmas pudding
for dessert.


You are a really, really
good cook.

I mean, you've got a
serious knack for this.

- I do?
- Yeah.

I do.

Where did you learn that?

My mommy sang it to me
when I was little.

Can you sing it one more time?

Sure, sweetheart.

Santa's sleigh
flies all night through

bringing joy to me and you

make a wish,
pick a dream

if you believe

it will come true.

Hello, Biscuit.

Hello, sweetheart.

Good morning.

OK, and...

All right.


It's ready, actually.

Nice, and I see
you got a fire started.

I did.

- There you go.
- Thank you.

I look like a giant green bean.
I'm supposed to be an owl.

Oh, Daisy, but you're
a really cute green bean.

Maybe I can help you.

I think I can.
I would just need a sewing kit.

I think I can find
one of those.

OK, watch your step right there.


- Look at this great space.
- It's cool, right?


Julie used to keep
her horse out here...

And I've been wanting to turn it
into an animal hospital

for a while now.
I mean...

I'd just love it if my clients
didn't have to drive 60 miles

to Boulder if their animal
needs surgery, you know?


I was actually meaning to ask you
about her, about Julie.


She passed away
a little over three years ago now.


She wasn't sick for all that long,
which was good, you know, if...

...if anything good
could come out of it.

- I'm so sorry.
- Thanks.

But, actually,
that's not really what I meant.


Actually wanted to kind of hear,
like, what was she like?

Like, a memory or something.


She would make...

freshly baked cinnamon bread
every weekend for the family,

she loved that...

And we would make sure to spend time
together every evening after our day

to talk about how things went,

usually over a glass of wine.

That was really important to us,
to do that.

And she loved Christmas.
I mean, Christmas was her whole life,

she just...

She just did it up right,
home-made stockings for the kids,

she did the handmade ornaments.

She would always make sure
the kids would get one present

that they really, really wanted
and then one present

that she felt would make them
better people.

And, you know, every year,
just about every year anyway,

the kids would really prefer
that present anyway, you know?

I know this might sound strange,
but she just had...

She just had a wonderful scent.

When I woke up in the morning,
even before I opened my eyes,

I would just know she was there,

I'd just know that she was
all around me.

She sounds
like an amazing person.

You must miss her a lot.

Hey, you know, if you did turn this
space into an animal hospital, then...

It would be like you were doing
something for Julie,

like in her memory, you know?

You know, I honestly never
thought about it like that.

I like that.

- Got it.
- Great.

What a neat looking sewing kit.


- Excited?
- Yep.

- A little nervous?
- I can't wait.

You look so cute.

Here we are. Hey.

She's an elf among green beans.

In Santa's workshop far away...

Santa's elves worked night and day.

These little elves make video games.

These little elves give dolls their names.

And Santa packs the gifts
in his sleigh

and takes them to kids
on Christmas day.

Merry Christmas!

Don't forget, in one hour
is the lighting of the tree.

Her costume really was amazing.
I mean, thank you.

I think I might have overdone it
a little bit.

Hey! There she is.

I had the best costume ever.

- You did.
- I don't think Daisy minds.

You did, you looked so good.

- Thanks, daddy.
- You were so sweet.

Everybody did a great job.

You might just get it from Santa.
Who knows?

Who wants a hot chocolate?

- Me! Me!
- Me too. Do you want one?

I ate, like, half a turkey.

Hey, Kyle, help me out.

We'll bring them back,
OK, guys?

- Maggie. Hey, kids.
- Hi.

What a lovely evening, huh?

Listen, Maggie, I wanted
to talk to you about your car.

We've been combing the woods
looking for it and I think we're close.

- Hey!
- Hey. Hi, Brooke.

- Hey. How are you?
- I'm great, great, how are you?

Look what I have.

- Wonderful.
- That's mistletoe.

And you're holding it up there.
Here you go.

Yeah, it is a great, great place
to live.

Three, two, one.

- So beautiful.
- It's so pretty. Look at all the lights.

- That's beautiful.
- Merry Christmas.

- Merry Christmas.
- It's really pretty, huh?

- Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.

They are out.

You OK?

John, I have to tell you something.

As much as I'm having the time
of my life here, or as far as I know...

I think that I should probably find
another place to stay cos...

I don't want to be selfish and
come between you and Brooke.


It's OK, I saw you guys...

Maggie, no.
No, no.

It's OK. You know,
I just fell out of the sky

like some crazy snowflake
with no memory.

I mean,
there's a whole world here

that I am not a part of
and I get that.

- It wasn't a real kiss.
- It looked like a real kiss.

Well, I mean, it was a kiss but
it was because of the mistletoe.

The point is it wasn't real.

I mean, we did go out
on one date once, but...

- You did?
- We did...

But it was so wrong,
it was not right.

She force fed me tofu.

I would never make you eat tofu...

...even if it did make you want
to kiss me.

Christmas has not been the same
around here for a few years now and...

And having you here with us, it just...

You've made it feel special again.


Yeah, and you're wrong,
you are part of this family.

I mean, part of this world here,
our world, you know?

And I know you're part
of another world too...

...and you're going to figure out
where that world is, but...

Until you do, I...

I guess I'm just trying to say that

we would love to have you
stay with us here.

Daddy, can I have some water,
please? I'm thirsty.

I guess there was a little bit
too much sugar.

Daddy, where are you?

- Better go.
- I want some water.

Hello. Sheriff, yeah,
what's going on?

OK, I...

Yeah, I will absolutely tell her.

Great, thank you.

- Tell me what?
- Well, as of today,

they're going nationwide to try and
find out if someone's looking for you.

So no-one has called?

I mean, that means no-one
actually is looking for me.

No friends or family.

I mean, it's been...
five days.

Maybe I'm really a horrible person
and nobody loves me.

No, don't say that, really.

I mean,
you can't possibly be the person

that we have come to know here
without really touching people,

really connecting to people
back when your memory was fine.

Think so?

I guarantee that.
They just haven't connected with us.

- It'll happen.
- OK.

Worst case scenario, you can
always move in here with us,

really make a name for yourself making,
like, elf costumes

and roasting
amazing root vegetables.

You know,
they're not just potatoes.


How would you feel about holding
down the fort for the day,

you know, with the kids?
I've gotta go into town,

and if you're not up for it
it's no problem, I mean,

- I can have Bunny come, but...
- You would trust me with your children?

Yeah, of course I would.

OK, that would...

- That would be great, I would love that.
- Kids, what do you think?

Maggie's going to hang out
with you for the day.

Yeah, I think they're good with it.

That must have been fun.

What was she like, your mom?

She liked to laugh a lot
and play music.

Her hair always smelled like toast.

I'm too little to remember.

And she liked
to make everything nice.

Like you.

Yeah. My mom...

...used to make things, too.

Feel like that's how I know how to
make all this stuff, because of her.

Do you remember your mom?

Yeah, you know,
I think I'm starting to.

I did it!

I was in town the other day and
saw these beautiful red mittens

in a shop window
and they looked just like

this pair that mom made me
when I was...

...a little girl.

So, yeah...

yeah, I remember her.

You know what?

I think...

That you and I both
had really great moms.

That's what I think.

OK, let's see
how this one came out.

You've just gotta cut,
like, little parts of it

not, like, all the way through cos
otherwise then you kind of cut

all the connective tissue, but...

Look, ta-da!

Who wants to help me make
a gingerbread house?


- All right, come on.
- Come on, Biscuit, come on.

Brooke. Hey.

- Hi.
- Hey.

What brings you here?
I mean, there's no mistletoe, you know?

Yeah. It's true.

I changed my mind and I'd like to go ahead

and file for those permits
for reconstructing my barn.

Well, that's too bad.

It would have been nice
to have your office in town.

You know, maybe we could
have had lunch or...

Yeah, that's true.

Let me get the forms and e-mail them
over to the county office,

but are you going to go
to the holiday party

at the community centre?
Cos I'm serving the punch.

Yeah, I wouldn't miss it.
I'll see you there.

OK, good.

Thank you.

I'm home.



Oh, my...

- What do you think?
- I...

Yeah, dad, what do you think?

I think it's beautiful.
I think it's...

...magical. It reminds me
of the way things used to be.

You guys, this is
the best surprise ever.

And we couldn't have done it
without Maggie.

The cookies.

The cookies.

You guys, this is amazing.

Look at this.

No, two more minutes.

I really need to thank you for that.
I mean, it's amazing and it...

- It means a lot to me.
- No, I should be thanking you.

I mean, while I was cutting
the snowflakes

and making the gingerbread
houses with your kids,

I started remembering

something we used to do with
my mom when I was a kid at Christmas.

We used to make these little
home-made cardboard ornaments

where we'd fold the cardboard into little
boxes and then we'd cover it with foil

and put glitter shapes of a Christmas
tree or a cross or a star and...

The house would always smell
so delicious, like gingerbread,

and there'd be Christmas music playing
and I remember all that

and I remember my mom...

And I know it's from a really long time ago

but this really beautiful memory
is coming back, so thank you.

That's great.
I mean, that's really great.

Yeah. You know, I've been
so focused on,

like, who am I and where am I going
and I have to figure that out right now,

but this is all kind of
so good-feeling and happy

and I'm just wondering maybe I could
just forget all that for a few days

and just enjoy Christmas.
Would that be all right with you?

Yeah, that's OK. I would really
love that. I mean, I think...

We would all love you to stay
for Christmas.

Great. Thank you.

- Where are the cookies?
- There's no cookies.

I don't know
what you're talking about.

You don't like chocolate
chip cookies, do you?

Walk away from the cookies,
walk away from the cookies.

Wait, you're coming to the party
tomorrow night, right?

What party?

Every year there's a big Christmas
party at the Community Centre.

It's a lot of fun,
there's a band, there's dancing.

I mean, everybody
from North Creek'll be there.

That sounds like fun.

- Do I need to dress up?
- Yeah.

You don't need to dress up.
I mean, you always look great.

- It's nice to dress up, OK?
- OK.

The serious look there, I get it.

- Cookies here.
- Yes.

Maggie said we should
save the star for you.

She did? Thanks, buddy.

Hey, how about I boost you up?
Here we go. Up you go.

All right.
Let's see if you can reach it up there.

Do your best.

You all right?

- Yeah.
- OK, let's check that out.

- Nice job.
- Thank you.

- That looks great.
- Just what we needed.

All right, Jennifer, you've got me
really worried now,

but you need
to call me back, now.

- Anything?
- Nope.

No answer from the chalet.

She hasn't made it
to the spa either.

I am extremely concerned.

Right, I'm going to call the airline.
Time we get on a plane.

What a surprise.


Did you do all this?

No, no, no, no. I just cut down the tree

and Maggie and the kids
did everything else.

What brings you out here?

I brought the paperwork
for the barn remodel.

I just need a couple more signatures
and then I can send it back.

- So you're doing the barn?
- Yeah.

That's fantastic.

- Hey, little Kevin.
- It's Kyle.

Really nice of you to bring this
all the way out here, thank you.

Would you like
a chocolate chip snowman?

They're really, really good.

They're gorgeous.

You know, I...

I know. I know you from somewhere,
I just can't...

Oh, well.

Well, thanks a lot
for bringing them out.

- I love what you did with the place.
- Yeah, doesn't it look good?

I'll see you at the party
tomorrow night, OK?

- Sure, OK. Bye.
- Safe drive. Bye.

I'll have a cookie.

Yeah, thank you.

- Hey.
- Hey.

That was the sheriff.
He feels like he's getting closer

and might even know
something tomorrow.

OK. I guess we'll find out
tomorrow, then.

I guess so.

Knock knock.
What's for dinner?

- Hi, Maggie.
- Hi, Dan.

- What?
- You just handed me that.

- Where's your mind at?
- I'm sorry.

I'm thinking about Maggie.

Actually. I mean,
it's so interesting.

She says that she's happy here.


I know it's been nuts...

But I love having her here,
the kids love having her here.

Well, that's all good.

But it's going to end. I mean,
she's going to figure out who she is

and where she's from and then...

Then she's going
to go back there, so...

So what do I do?

When I was nine years old,

up behind my daddy's barn
I found a baby rabbit.

Brought it in and I bottle fed
that little guy for six weeks.

And one day my mamma says to me
if I love something I had to let it go

and see if it came back.

So I went outside,

set it down,

it hopped away.

And I never saw that bunny again.


Are you...

...comparing Maggie
to a baby rabbit?

No, of course not.

I'm saying everything happens
in its own good time.

If some day she has to leave,
then she has to leave.

It's enough to just be happy
right now, just be happy now.

It's the hardest thing
you'll ever do.

I used to wear this on Christmas
when I was dating Emmett.

It is so pretty on you.

Thanks, Bunny, it's beautiful.

Of course, sweetheart.

You know...

now that our Julie
is no longer with us...

The holidays have been
a little bit different around here.

Still nice but different.

But this year,

well, it's feeling like Christmas again
and it feels good.

Christmas is beautiful, isn't it?

Getting to be with the people
that you care about and...

...sharing the traditions
with the children.

I feel like I forgot all of that
a long time ago, but...

It's coming back to me now.

Well, if this is what this experience
has brought into your life, then

it's been worth it,
don't you think?

Yeah, as crazy as that sounds, yeah.

Well, I have to tell you that I love
the way John is with you around.

The kids, too.

You've been a nice addition
to this family this past week

and it makes me happy
to see it.

Thank you for what you said, Bunny.

You're so welcome.

She's Jennifer Wade.

From New York?

Paula Marshall.

Paula Marshall.

Hi, this is Brooke Hanson.

I'm calling from North Creek, Colorado.

I have some
really interesting information

regarding your client,
Jennifer Wade.

If you want to call me back
at this number,

that would be great.
Thank you.

Everyone gets to open
one present today.

- OK.
- All right?

Here, you go first.

- For me?
- Guess who it's from.

Thanks. OK.

How beautiful.

John, you pick those out?

Well, actually Maggie did,
I guess, right?

I mean, you said they gave you
a good memory and...

I thought that we could use
all the help that we can get.

Thank you so much.

I don't know what to say.
They're beautiful, I love them.

But I didn't
get you guys anything.

What do you mean?
You just being here is, like,

the best Christmas present
we could ever ask for, really.

- I think we all agree with that, right?
- Yeah. Don't you see?

You brought Christmas back
to our family.

Looks like we found it.

- Bye, dad. Bye dad.
- OK, bye.

- Here, let me get your coat.
- Thank you.


Merry almost Christmas.

- Merry almost Christmas.
- Marry almost Christmas.

Maggie, you look just lovely
in that dress.

Thank you.
It's Bunny's, actually.

And I love that color,
it really brings out your eyes.

Thank you.

We should go find the kids.

- OK.
- OK. OK.

Yeah, come on.

All right.

Yes, yes.

This is nice.

Yes, it is.

Maggie, I gotta tell you...

...and I know some day you're
going back to where you're from...

But right here, right...


Go on.

Where is she?
Where is she?

Oh, gosh. I'm sorry.

I am looking for someone.



There you are.

Thank goodness.
Oh, sweetie, thank goodness.

Honey, you had me so worried.

I thought something awful
had happened to you.

And, well, here you are,
having fun at a party.

Is everything all right?

Yeah, everything's fine.

Jennifer. Excuse me, excuse me,
excuse me, excuse me.

I'm so glad you're OK.

- Who's this?
- This is so confusing.

I don't know who that is.

We found it!
We found the car.

- Recovered everything.
- My car?

You had a car accident,
your vehicle went off the road

but it had everything in it,
your bags, ID.

Sheriff stayed back to clear up the site
but he sent me with this.




I'm Jennifer Wade.

I remember my name!

And I'm from New York
and this is Paula, my friend,

my friend who came looking for me.
Thank you.


And this is Brad.

Right, it's Brad,
Paula's boyfriend.

No, no.
Brad, your boyfriend.

I don't think so.

So how did you find me?

I had a very helpful phone call
from a woman named Brooke.

- Yeah.
- That's me.

So you remembered
where you knew me from.

- It was the interview in Aroma Magazine.
- You knew when?

- Last night.
- And you called them, not us?

Why didn't you tell me?

I wanted to tell you
as soon as you guys arrived.

I don't know,
everyone just seemed so happy.

I'm so sorry.

It's OK.

It's OK that you didn't tell me
because it gave me today.

We had today.

We had a lot of days.

Thank you so much for everything
you've done for me.

And thank you, all of you,
for making me feel so welcome.

You really should see a doctor
in the city.

Honey, we gotta go home now.

- But I don't want to just leave.
- We got a flight to catch.

I got you a spot on the Network's Float
for the Christmas Day Parade.

- Next to me.
- Yes, right?

Don't go.

Sweetheart. I...

I wish I didn't have to
but I think I do.

- I love you.
- I love you too.

I love all of you.

OK, guys, OK.

I always knew.
I knew you had to go.

Just don't forget us.

- Never.
- We gotta go.

Excuse us.

Come on, sweetheart.

Thank you.
Thank you so very much.

I have your bags.

Everything's going
to be there waiting.

Thank you, but we gotta rush.

I am so glad I found you...

Now, I want you to stay
a few days here with me.

At least until we can get you
checked out by a doctor.

Then you can go back
to your place.

I'm fine, Paula.

How did you live out there
with those people for a week?

I mean, it's so...

Not New York.

- I'm going to get a drink.
- OK.

You know where it is.
Make yourself at home.

Darling, how are you feeling?

Are you happy to be back?

- I don't know.
- Well, you will feel better

once you get back into
the routine of things.

Lots of exciting things happened
while you were away.

We got a call from a...

You know what?
Maybe we'll...

Maybe we'll talk about this
a little later.

I'll go put the kettle on.

What are you doing awake?
You should be asleep, young lady.

I'm writing a letter to Santa
asking him for what I want.

Well, that's a very smart thing
to do.

What do you want?

It's a secret
or else it won't come true.

But I can tell you I want him
to bring Maggie back on his sleigh.

Well, I will make sure Santa
gets your letter and you get to sleep,

Come on, now, get in there.

Sweet dreams.

I am just going to pop over to your
apartment and pick up a few things,

since everything was destroyed
in the crash.

Paula, how long have you had that?

What? The painting?

Just a few years.

It's beautiful.

I know the artist.

Honey, why don't you go
and soak in the tub?

I will be back before you know it.

You can drive me.

Yeah, sure,
just let me know when you're ready.

I'm just going to grab my purse.

What you got there,
hand me downs?

Brad, who do you think that I am?

You know who you are,
you're Jennifer Wade.

I think that the definition
of who that is has changed,

or maybe I'm actually now
who I was always meant to be.

I'm really sorry, Brad,
you're a wonderful guy

and you're going to make some
lucky woman incredibly happy.

It's just not going to be me.

Paula, you don't need to go
to my apartment. I...


Make no apology.
Do not explain.

You go do
what you gotta do.

I'll make sure that there's a ticket
waiting for you.

Thank you, Paula.

You're an angel
and a wonderful friend.

I wish you both
a very wonderful Christmas.

Oh, sweetie,
Merry Christmas to you too.

OK, so am I driving you or not?

Here you go, Jamie.

I bet you can't guess
what that is.

Kyle, here you go.


What is this?

I think you're going to like it.
Open it.

Hey, guys.

It's from Maggie.

It looks beautiful.

It's the coolest present ever, Maggie.
Look at all the animals.

I wish I could take a bite.

It's our barn for the animals
and there's you, dad.

- It's all of us.
- It's the prettiest thing I've ever seen.

It's amazing.

That's it, guys.

Enough of this. Everybody up,
I want you to get your coats on...

Cos we're going to get her.
Come on!

Boots on, boots on!

- You got it?
- Yes! Let's go!

Yeah, come on,
let's go, let's go!

Maggie, you came back!

You came back!

- I can't believe it!
- Christmas!

Best Christmas ever.

- Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.

Kids, come in.
Let's give them some privacy.

Come on, let's go to the presents,
open some more presents.

- Hi.
- Hi.

I'm Jennifer Wade.

From New York.

I don't have any family.

I'm not sure if I will ever get
100% of my memory back, but...

I know that I love your kids...

...and I love your dog...

...and I'm a pretty decent cook.

I like Jennifer from New York

as much as Maggie from North Creek, right?
You know that.

- You do?
- Yeah.

Well, what would you say
to Jennifer from North Creek?

I would say I like that a lot.

- Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.

- Come on, let's go inside.
- OK.


I hope you've all really enjoyed
our holiday edition of Home Style.

- OK, come on. Come on.
- I'm Jennifer Blake...

And this is my family.

- How is it?
- Good!

And from all of our family and
everyone here in North Creek,

we wish you
a very Merry Christmas.

- Merry Christmas!
- Merry Christmas.

And that's a cut.

That seemed to go pretty good.


All I know is this is a Christmas
I will never forget.

by VaVooM