Christmas Every Day (1996) - full transcript

Billy Jackson is not having a good Christmas. He got a basketball and just can't make a jump shot. His Uncle David is coming to town to open a Valu-Mall, which will put his Dad's store out of business. When he tells his little sister Sarah that there is no Santa, she makes a wish that it would be Christmas every day. He now has to relive Christmas Day over and over again.

♪ EVERYDAY IT'S CHRISTMAS ♪

♪ WHEN YOUR HEART
IS GIVING ♪

♪ SHARING LOVE BETWEEN US ♪

♪ THAT'S THE KEY TO LIVING ♪

♪ FOR IT'S THE THOUGHT
AND NOT THE GIFT ♪

♪ THAT WILL NEVER
FADE AWAY ♪

♪ AND IT'S CHRISTMAS
EVERY DAY ♪

Boy: OK, I JUST MADE
MRS. JOHNSON'S DELIVERY.
CAN I GO NOW?

Man: DID YOU--

YES, I MADE
A FRESH POT OF COFFEE,
AND I SWEPT THE FLOOR.

CAN I GO NOW?



YOU CAN JUST ABOUT
RUN THIS PLACE
WITHOUT ME, HUH?

HA. DON'T EVEN
THINK ABOUT IT, DAD.

THIS PLACE IS NOT
MY IDEA OF HAVING A LIFE.

SMALL TOWN,
SMALL LIVES.

MAYBE SOMEDAY,
YOU'LL REALIZE
IT'S NOT SO BAD.

ALL RIGHT, DAD,

LET'S JUST SAY
I THINK THERE'S MORE
TO LIFE THAN THIS.

WELL, MAYBE.

LISTEN, I NEED YOU
TO MAKE ONE LAST
DELIVERY FOR ME.

ANOTHER DELIVERY?!

DAD, I ALREADY
MADE A DELIVERY!

IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE!

I SHOULDN'T HAVE
TO BE MAKING DELIVERIES
ON CHRISTMAS.

I ALREADY TOLD MIKE
I'D MEET HIM
AT THE FIREHOUSE.



YOU'RE WORKING
ON YOUR JUMP SHOT?

YEAH, I GUESS.

GOOD. PRACTICE,
PRACTICE, PRACTICE.

BUT THIS WON'T
TAKE VERY LONG.

DO I HAVE TO?

I SURE WOULD
APPRECIATE IT.

FINE!

THE BAG'S ON THE COUNTER,
AND MRS. PATRICK'S ADDRESS
IS IN THE CASH REGISTER.

[DING]

WHY DON'T YOU
JUST PUT THE STORE
ON COMPUTER, DAD?

WE'RE LIVING LIKE
THE FLINTSTONES.

HOW MUCH
DO I COLLECT?

UH, THERE'S NO CHARGE
ON THIS ONE.

NO CHARGE?

THIS IS JUST
CAT FOOD AND CANDY.

YOU'RE NOT
SUPPOSED TO QUESTION
THE CUSTOMER'S ORDERS.

YOU JUST DELIVER IT.

AND AFTERWARDS,
HUSTLE ON OVER
TO THE PAGEANT.

YOUR MOM'S EXPECTING YOU
TO TRY ON YOUR COSTUME.

I DON'T WANT TO BE
IN THE PAGEANT
THIS YEAR, DAD.

WHERE'S YOUR
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, BILLY?

I FORGOT TO BUY IT
ON THE HOME SHOPPING
NETWORK.

HA HA.
THAT'S VERY FUNNY.

HENRY, HOLD ON. AM I GLAD
YOU'RE STILL HERE.

YOU'RE JUST THE MAN
I'M LOOKING FOR.
LOOK AT THIS! LOOK!

50 NEW SIGNATURES
ON THE PETITION.

OH, I'D LIKE TO SEE HIM
TRY TO GET IN HERE NOW.

IT'S JUST A RUMOR,
MR. CHARMERS.

YOU'RE JUST WORRYING
ABOUT IT TOO MUCH.

OH, YEAH? YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED
OVER THERE IN MELVILLE

WHEN THEY LET THEM
BUILD THAT VALUEMALL.

WELL, HALF
THE SMALL STORES
HAD TO CLOSE.

YOU'RE WORRYING
WAY TOO MUCH.

NOW GET ON OVER HERE
AND HAVE A CUP
OF COFFEE.

WE'RE BREWING
HAZELNUT, SANTA'S
FAVORITE.

KEEP PRACTICING, SON.
YOU'LL GET IT.

Man: HO HO HO!
HO HO HO!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I HATE CHRISTMAS.

Toy Santa: HO HO HO!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

AH, SHUT UP.

HO HO HO!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

HO HO HO!

Boy: OVER HERE!

HI, DIANE.

HI.

WHOO!
OH, YES!

LISTEN, FELLAS.
I GOT TO GO.
GOOD GAME, YOU GUYS.

HEY, BILLY, GET IN HERE.
WE NEED YOU. IT'S 20-20.

WHAT DO YOU
NEED HIM FOR?

WE ALREADY GOT
A COUPLE OF GIRLS
TO BE CHEERLEADERS.

AH, DON'T WORRY.
I WON'T HOLD THAT
AGAINST YOU.

HERE.

LOSERS OUT.

FOUL!

IT'S A CONTACT SPORT.

DEAL WITH IT.

LET'S GO!

COME ON!
PUT IT UP!

GOOD PASS.

BILLY, TO THE LEFT.
GOOD JOB! SHOOT IT!

HE DOESN'T NEED GUARDING.
NO WAY HE MAKES THE SHOT.

Diane: SHOOT IT!
SHOOT IT!

Boy: YOU CAN DO IT,
BILLY.

Boy:
SEE, HE DOESN'T
HAVE A SHOT.

LITTLE OUT
OF YOUR LEAGUE,
AREN'T YOU?

DON'T WORRY.
YOU'LL GET HIM NEXT TIME.

Boy: BILLY, GUARD HIM!
GUARD HIM, BILLY!

ARGH!
AND HE SCORES.

THAT'S 21 AND GAME.

WELL, I GOT TO
HAND IT TO YOU.

YOU ARE THE DENNIS RODMAN
OF GREENWOOD FALLS.

WELL, I DO HAVE
THE REBOUNDS.

NO. I JUST THINK YOU LOOK
A LITTLE MORE NATURAL
IN A DRESS.

[BOYS LAUGH]

JOEY!

COME ON.

[MOUTHS "SORRY"]

I HATE THAT GUY!

I HATE BASKETBALL!

I'M NEVER PLAYING
THE STUPID GAME AGAIN.

HEY, YOU COULD HAVE
MADE THAT SHOT EASY.

DON'T LET JOEY
GET TO YOU.

YOU KNOW,
I HATE THAT GUY.

HE TOTALLY
DOESN'T DESERVE DIANE.

SHE'S GOING TO REALIZE
WHAT A JERK HE IS
SOON ENOUGH.

OH, YEAH, RIGHT,

AND THEN SHE'S
GOING TO BEG ME
TO BE HER BOYFRIEND.

YEAH...
IN A PERFECT WORLD.

TURN AROUND.

AH, THIS IS GREAT.

IT'S JUST...

HI, BILLY.

DON'T GO FAR.
YOU'RE NEXT.
HI, MIKE.

HI, MRS. JACKSON.

LOOK, MOM, I ALREADY
TOLD DAD

I DON'T WANT TO BE IN
THE PAGEANT THIS YEAR.

WELL, IT'S
A LITTLE LATE FOR THAT.

YOU'RE THE NARRATOR.
THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

JUST GET SOMEONE
WHO CAN GIVE A--

Boy: KEEP IT STEADY!
DON'T SPILL IT!

ISN'T JOEY STAGE
MANAGER THIS YEAR?

AS FAR AS I KNOW.
GREAT.

UH, MOM,
I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

I'M ALMOST READY
FOR YOU.

COME ON.

THIS IS TOO GREAT.

YOU'RE A GENIUS.

JUST WHEN I THOUGHT
THIS WAS GOING TO BE
ANOTHER BORING CHRISTMAS.

BILLY!

WHAT ARE YOU
DOING UP?

IT'S ALMOST MIDNIGHT.

I THINK I HEARD SANTA.

THAT'S JUST MR. KELLY
ACROSS THE STREET.

HE DRINKS
A LITTLE TOO MUCH,
DRESSES UP LIKE SANTA

AND LETS HIS HORSE
PULL HIM AROUND TOWN
FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

ARE YOU SURE?

LOOK OUT THE WINDOW.

Man, drunkenly:
♪ JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS ♪

♪ JINGLE ALL THE WAY ♪

♪ OH, WHAT FUN
IT IS TO RIDE ♪

♪ IN A ONE-HORSE-- HA HA--
OPEN SLEIGH ♪

CAN I SLEEP WITH YOU?

OH, SARAH, I THOUGHT
YOU WERE OVER THIS.

THERE'S SOMETHING
UNDER MY BED. I HEARD IT.

THIS IS THE LAST NIGHT.
I PINKIE-SWEAR IT.

THERE'S NOTHING
UNDER YOUR...

OK, FINE.
ONE MORE NIGHT.

DO YOU THINK
SANTA WILL COME?

OH. HE COMES
EVERY YEAR, SARAH.

HE'LL COME
THIS YEAR.

NOW GO TO SLEEP
SO HE CAN GET HERE.

Radio Announcer: IT'S 7 A.M.
ON YOUR NUMBER ONE MUSIC STATION
IN GREENWOOD FALLS.

Sarah: SANTA CAME!
SANTA CAME!

Mom: LET'S SEE WHAT
HE BROUGHT YOU!

Sarah: CAN I OPEN THIS ONE?

Mom: WHAT IS IT?

SANTA BROUGHT
THIS ONE FOR ME.

I WANNA OPEN IT!

PLEASE, MOM?

HEY, BILLY,
HURRY UP!

ME FIRST! ME FIRST!

AH!

Both: LOOK WHAT
SANTA BROUGHT!

WOW.

GEE, I WONDER
WHAT THIS IS.

Dad: HA HA!

HEY, BILLY, I THINK
I HEARD SANTA

OUT ON THE FRONT
LAWN LAST NIGHT.

LET'S GO
TAKE A LOOK.

WELL...LOOK AT THIS.

NOW WE CAN PRACTICE
YOUR JUMP SHOT.

THANKS, DAD.
THAT'S GREAT.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
MR. CHARMERS.

WHAT'S MERRY ABOUT IT?
I HATE CHRISTMAS.

MOLLY MADE YOU SOME
CHRISTMAS COOKIES.

I'LL HAVE SARAH
BRING 'EM OVER
TO YOU.

YEAH? FINE.

JUST DON'T FORGET TO
REMIND THAT BROTHER OF YOURS

THAT WE'RE NOT LETTING HIM
BACK INTO THIS TOWN
JUST TO DESTROY US.

THAT MUST BE ROUGH,
BEING SO LONELY.

[CAR HORN HONKS]

AREN'T THEY
A LITTLE EARLY?

AMAZING.
NOT A SCRATCH.

50 GRAND BEFORE TAX
AND LICENSE

AND WORTH
EVERY PENNY.

I'LL HAVE IT FIXED
BY 5:00.

ON CHRISTMAS DAY?

EVERYBODY HAS
THEIR PRICE, BILLY.

REMEMBER THAT,

YOU'LL BE DRIVING
ONE OF THESE BABIES
BY THE TIME YOU'RE 30.

COME ON, JACE.
OUT OF THE CAR. WE'RE HERE.

Aunt:
MERRY CHRISTMAS,
DARLING.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.
HEY, JACEY.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
MOLLY.

THIS WAS SUCH
A GOOD, IF NOT
A GREAT, IDEA.

THIS IS WAY COOL.

I MEAN, WHO'D WANT
TO BE IN HULALAND
ON TINSEL DAY

WHEN WE COULD BE...
HERE INSTEAD?

LOOSELY TRANSLATED...

WELL, WE WERE
SUPPOSED TO GO
TO HAWAII,

LIKE WE'D PLANNED
ALL YEAR,

BUT THIS IS
SO MUCH BETTER.

[PAGER BEEPS]

THAT'S ME.
OK.

YOU WANT TO COME IN
AND SEE MY NEW TOYS?

YOU STILL GET TOYS?

I GOT
A SPREE IN HEAVEN.

GIFT CERTIFICATE
AT THE MALL.

AH. WELL, COME ON IN.
IT'S COLD.

COME ON, SWEETIE.

OH, MOLLY,
WE SHOULDN'T
HAVE COME.

YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE
OF REPAIRS.

WE ARE?

MY MISTAKE.

DAVE...

I'M SO GLAD
THAT YOU CALLED,

BECAUSE THIS IS
THE WAY IT SHOULD BE--

TOGETHER FOR
THE HOLIDAYS.

I COULDN'T AGREE MORE.

NOW, THIS IS
A LOVELY TREE.

ISN'T IT PRETTY?

Dave: I LOVE THAT.

MOLLY PAINTED THAT
YEARS AGO.

IT'S VERY NICE.

Molly: THANK YOU.

Jacey:
MEGA PICASSO.

TOTALLY
TECHNICOLOR.

SHE LIKES IT, TOO.

WELL,
2 CHILDREN LATER,
I DON'T PAINT MUCH.

AH. TELL ME
ABOUT IT.

HOW MUCH YOU WANT
FOR IT?

HA HA.
IT'S NOT FOR SALE.

ALL RIGHT, I'LL GIVE
YOU $1,000 RIGHT NOW.

IT'S NOT FOR SALE
EVER.

OK.

1,500.

YOU NEED 3 THINGS
TO PLAY BASKETBALL.

PRACTICE,
PRACTICE, PRACTICE.

RIGHT. OK.
NOW, TAKE A SHOT.

IT'S, UH...

IT'S A GOOD EFFORT.

OK, LOOK,
TUCK YOUR--

MY ELBOW'S
NOT THE PROBLEM.

WELL, THEN, WE'LL
FIND THE PROBLEM.

NOT NOW.

HEY-- COME ON, BILLY.

♪ JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS,
JINGLE ALL THE WAY ♪

♪ OH, WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE
IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH ♪

♪ HEY ♪

♪ JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS,
JINGLE ALL THE WAY ♪

♪ OH, WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE
IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH ♪

[ALL LAUGH]

WHAT NEXT?

HOW ABOUT
SILENT NIGHT?

Billy: WAIT. THERE'S
A BULLETS GAME ON.

Dave: WHAT TIME?

HEY, HEY.
IT'S CHRISTMAS.

YOUR UNCLE DAVE
AND I HAVE BEEN
SINGING CHRISTMAS CAROLS

EVER SINCE
WE WERE...

Billy:
♪ 'TIS THE SEASON
TO BE JOLLY ♪

HEY, EASY.

EGGNOG.
COOKIES?

GOOD! OH!

Billy:
I'M OUT OF HERE.

HEY, BILLY! WHAT'S
THE POINT SPREAD?

TV Announcer: AND IT'S
CHRISTMAS AT THE ARENA.

HOPEFULLY, SANTA WILL
BRING THE BULLETS
THEIR CHRISTMAS WISH

AND LET THEM WIN
THIS GAME.

OH, NOT ANOTHER BITE.

MOLLY, THIS WAS
THE BEST MEAL I EVER HAD.

WHAT DO YOU CALL IT?

TURKEY, MASHED POTATOES,
AND PEAS.

PEAS. PEAS MUST BE
THE SECRET INGREDIENT.

I DON'T COOK MUCH.

YOU KNOW HOW IT IS
WITH WORKING MOTHERS.

YOU DON'T WORK.
YOU WORK OUT.

THAT'S NOT
THE SAME THING.

LIKE MAINTAINING
A SIZE 6 IS NOT WORK.

I DON'T CONSUME ANYTHING
THAT CAN SMILE.

SHE'S A VEGETARIAN.

I'LL JUST HAVE
THE FRUIT PLATE.

AND TELL THE COOK
NO MANGO, PLEASE.
IT MAKES ME HURL.

JACEY.

KIDS.

Molly: WELL, LET'S NOT
LOSE SIGHT OF THE TIME.

WE DON'T WANT TO BE LATE
FOR THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT.

OH, THAT'S
RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, BEFORE WE GO,

I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

I HAVE A GIFT FOR YOU,
BIG BROTHER.

HOLY SMOKES,
ANOTHER ONE? YOU'RE
GOING TO SPOIL ME.

I AM ABOUT
TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

I HAVE DECIDED TO
BRING A VALUEMALL

RIGHT HERE
TO GREENWOOD FALLS.

HEAR, HEAR!
HA HA!

WHAT? I THOUGHT
THAT WAS JUST A RUMOR?

YOU CAN'T DO THAT.
HERE'S THE BEST PART.

I'VE DECIDED
TO MAKE YOU MANAGER
OF THE WHOLE STORE.

YOU'LL TRIPLE YOUR SALARY
IN NO TIME,

AND YOU'LL BE ABLE TO
MOVE OUT OF HERE.

WELL, THANKS, BUT
I'M NOT INTERESTED.

THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.
IT'S THE OPPORTUNITY
OF A LIFETIME.

IF YOU BRING
A VALUEMALL HERE,

ALL THE
SMALL BUSINESSES
WOULD GO UNDER.

IT WOULD CHANGE
THE WHOLE TOWN.

CHANGE IS GROWTH.
GROWTH IS MONEY.

WITHOUT CHANGE,
YOU NEVER MAKE PROGRESS.

THAT'S SOMETHING
YOU NEVER UNDERSTOOD.

I LIKE MY STORE
THE WAY IT IS,

THE WAY IT WAS
WHEN DAD LEFT IT.

I LIKE KNOWING
MY CUSTOMERS,

TOUCHING
THEIR LIVES.

THAT'S SENTIMENTAL
HOGWASH.

THAT'S WHY YOU GUYS
ARE STUCK IN MAYBERRY

AND WE LIVE
IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

WE LIKE IT HERE.
THIS IS OUR HOME.

SERIOUSLY?
YEAH, SERIOUSLY.

AND IT'S LOVELY,
BUT...

OUR LIVES HERE
ARE NICE.
WE LIKE IT HERE.

I'M NOT GOING TO
LET YOU COME IN HERE
AND DESTROY--

SMELLS LIKE HALLOWEEN.
DID YOU-- [SNIFFS]

NO. IT SMELLS LIKE
HALLOWEEN ON FIRE.

[GASPS] MY PIES!

OH! OH,
MY PIES!

[COUGHING]

OH!

♪ SILENT NIGHT ♪

♪ HOLY NIGHT ♪

♪ ALL IS CALM ♪

♪ ALL IS BRIGHT ♪

♪ 'ROUND YON VIRGIN MOTHER
AND CHILD ♪

♪ HOLY INFANT,
SO TENDER AND MILD ♪

BOY, I DO LOVE
THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

♪ SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE ♪

HI, MR. CHARMERS.

Dave:
SOME NEIGHBORHOOD.

HE WAS A MISERABLE OLD GUY
EVEN WHEN WE WERE KIDS.

♪ SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE ♪

OH!

MAKE A BASKET,
BILLY.

YEAH, BILLY,
MAKE A BASKET.

IF HE CAN.

WATCH YOUR ELBOW,
SON.

SHOOT! SHOOT! SHOOT!

THAT'S OK, SON.

Dave: NICE TRY, BUDDY.

DID YOU MAKE
A GUESS, SON?

YES. 2,459.

I HOPE YOU'RE RIGHT,
SWEETHEART.

WE COULD USE THE MONEY.

THEY'RE ABOUT TO ANNOUNCE
THE WINNER!

COME ON, HURRY!

Woman:
I KNOW I CAN WIN IT.

Second woman: OH,
I'M SO EXCITED.

QUIET, QUIET. QUIET.

OK, HERE WE GO,
EVERYBODY.

THE WINNER OF
THE JELLYBEAN CONTEST,

WITH A GUESS OF 2,456,
IS JOEY MANCUSO.

CONGRATULATIONS, JOEY.

Chorus: ♪ JOY TO THE WORLD,
THE LORD IS COME ♪

♪ LET EARTH RECEIVE
HER KING ♪

AND THE ANGELS FOLLOWED THE STAR
TO FIND THE BABY JESUS.

♪...PREPARE HIM ROOM ♪

I DON'T KNOW WHY
YOU'RE BEING
SO STUBBORN.

JUST TAKE THE JOB.

I'M NOT INTERESTED.

♪ AND HEAVEN
AND NATURE SING ♪

♪ AND HEAVEN AND HEAVEN
AND NATURE SING ♪

♪ JOY TO THE WORLD,
THE SAVIOR REIGNS ♪

I REMEMBER THIS.
I HAVEN'T SEEN IT
IN YEARS.

WE WERE IN THIS
WHEN WE WERE KIDS.

NOW MY KIDS ARE IN IT.

THAT'S WHAT
IT'S ALL ABOUT:

FAMILY, GROWING UP
IN A COMMUNITY.

♪ REPEAT THE SOUNDING JOY ♪

♪ REPEAT, REPEAT
THE SOUNDING JOY ♪

WE'RE VERY PROUD.

Billy: AND THE BABY JESUS
WAS BORN IN THE MANGER,

AND MARY AND JOSEPH
WATCHED OVER THE BABY

AS THE ANIMALS SLEPT
AND THE ANGELS SANG.

[BLOWS PITCH PIPE]

♪ SILENT NIGHT ♪

♪ HOLY NIGHT ♪

♪ ALL IS CALM ♪

♪ ALL IS BRIGHT ♪

♪ 'ROUND YON VIRGIN... ♪

AND A LIGHT SNOW BEGAN TO FALL
ON THE FIRST CHRISTMAS.

♪...MOTHER AND CHILD ♪

♪ HOLY INFANT
SO TENDER AND-- ♪

[SCREAMING AND YELLING]

MY NEW DRESS!

YOU DID THIS
ON PURPOSE!

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

THIS IS JUST LIKE
THAT FOURTH OF JULY

WHEN YOU SOAKED ME
WITH A FIRE HOSE!

WE WERE 7!

I HAD NOTHING
TO DO WITH THIS.

THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE
TRYING TO PRESERVE?

THIS IS THE TOWN
YOU'RE SO PROUD OF?

THIS IS WHY
YOU DON'T WANT
A VALUEMALL HERE?

IT SURE IS.
IT SURE IS.

AND I CAN TELL YOU,

YOU'RE NOT COMING BACK TO
THIS TOWN AND DESTROY IT
WITH YOUR LOUSY STORE.

WE'VE GOT A PETITION.

DAVE...

YOU SIGNED THIS.

WHAT CHOICE
DID I HAVE?

CAROLINE,
GET JACEY.

WE'RE OUT
OF HERE!

UHH!

Molly: SARAH!
SARAH!

Sarah: MOMMY!

OH, IT'S OK.
IT'S OK. IT'S OK.

THERE'S SOMETHING
UNDER MY BED.

GO AWAY, SARAH.

THIS IS THE LAST NIGHT.
I PINKIE-SWEAR IT.

GEE, THANKS.

WHAT'S WRONG, BILLY?

I HATE CHRISTMAS.

HOPE WE NEVER
HAVE ANOTHER ONE.

SHH. SANTA MIGHT
HEAR YOU,

AND THEN HE MIGHT
NOT COME AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

YEAH? WELL, I GOT
NEWS FOR YOU, SARAH.

THERE'S NO SUCH THING
AS SANTA CLAUS, OK?

IT'S JUST
SOME STUPID LIE
PARENTS MAKE UP

TO KEEP YOU ACTING
GOOD ALL YEAR.

YOU'RE WRONG.
I ASKED FOR A DOLL,
AND I GOT ONE.

DOLLS ARE FOR BABIES!

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO
GROW UP AND GET A LIFE?

I ASKED SANTA CLAUS
FOR A JUMP SHOT.

I DIDN'T GET ONE.
WHAT DOES THAT
TELL YOU?

SANTA DOESN'T GIVE JUMP SHOTS.
YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE.

BE LOGICAL, SARAH.

YOU REALLY THINK
THAT ONE GUY

CAN GO TO
MILLIONS OF HOUSES

AND DELIVER
THOUSANDS OF PRESENTS
IN ONE SINGLE NIGHT?

COME ON. EVEN YOU'RE
NOT THAT STUPID.

YOU'RE LYING!

SANTA'S REAL,
AND CHRISTMAS IS
THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR.

YEAH? WELL, THINK
ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED
ON THIS CHRISTMAS.

UNCLE DAVID CAME,

AND HE DECIDED TO
BRING A VALUEMALL
TO GREENWOOD FALLS.

DO YOU KNOW
WHAT THAT MEANS?

THAT MEANS THAT DAD'S
GOING TO LOSE THE STORE

AND WE'LL HAVE TO
MOVE OUT

AND NOTHING WILL EVER
BE THE SAME AGAIN!

AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT,

I GOT TO CLEAN OUT
THE GARAGE FOR THE REST
OF CHRISTMAS VACATION!

NONE OF THAT'S
EVER GOING TO HAPPEN!

IF YOU LOVE CHRISTMAS
SO MUCH,

YOU BETTER WISH IT
WAS CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY

BECAUSE AFTER TOMORROW,
EVERYTHING CHANGES.

OUR LIVES ARE RUINED.

FINE. I WISH IT WAS
CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY.

YEAH. GOOD LUCK.

I WISH IT WAS
CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY.

JUST GO TO SLEEP,
SARAH.

SAY YOU WISH
IT WAS CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY.

NO. IT'S STUPID.

SAY YOU WISH IT WAS
CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY!

FINE! THEN WILL YOU
GO TO SLEEP?

YES.

FINE! I WISH
IT WERE CHRISTMAS
EVERY DAY.

Radio Announcer: IT'S 7 A.M.
ON YOUR NUMBER ONE MUSIC STATION
IN GREENWOOD FALLS.

Sarah: SANTA CAME!
SANTA CAME!

Molly: OF COURSE HE DID.

LET'S SEE
WHAT HE BROUGHT YOU.

CAN I OPEN THIS ONE?

WAIT, WAIT, WAIT. LET'S WAIT
UNTIL BILLY GETS DOWN.

HEY, BILLY,
HURRY UP.

ME FIRST! ME FIRST!

I'M SORRY WE STARTED
WITHOUT YOU,

BUT SARAH
WAS SO EXCITED.

Both: LOOK WHAT
SANTA BROUGHT!

OK, WHAT'S GOING ON?

HEY, BILLY...

I THINK I HEARD SANTA
OUT ON THE FRONT LAWN
LAST NIGHT.

LET'S GO TAKE A LOOK.

OH, MY GOODNESS.

COME ON.
OVER HERE.

WOULD YOU LOOK
AT THAT?

NOW WE CAN PRACTICE
YOUR JUMP SHOT.

OK, DAD, IF THIS
IS ABOUT LAST NIGHT,

SOME KIND
OF PUNISHMENT,
I'M REALLY SORRY.

I DIDN'T MEAN TO
RUIN THE PAGEANT.

I'LL NEVER
DO IT AGAIN.
I'M SORRY, DAD.

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
MR. CHARMERS.

WHAT'S MERRY ABOUT IT?
I HATE CHRISTMAS.

MOLLY BAKED YOU
SOME CHRISTMAS COOKIES.

I'LL HAVE SARAH
BRING THEM OVER TO YOU.

YEAH? FINE.

JUST DON'T FORGET TO
REMIND THAT BROTHER OF YOURS

THAT WE'RE NOT LETTING
HIM BACK INTO OUR TOWN
JUST TO DESTROY US!

WHAT'S HAPPENING,
DAD?

WHY DID HE JUST
SAY THAT AGAIN?

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

WHAT'S GOING ON?

AM I ON AMERICA'S
FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS
OR SOMETHING?

OR CANDID CAMERA?

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

OK. ALL RIGHT.

I GET YOU.
HA HA!

WHERE'S THE CAMERA?

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

[CAR HORN HONKS]

THEY'RE BACK.

ALL RIGHT, NOW, DON'T
LET HIM BULLY YOU AGAIN.

STAND YOUR GROUND
THIS TIME.

WHAT?

AMAZING.
NOT A SCRATCH.

50 GRAND BEFORE TAX AND LICENSE
AND WORTH EVERY PENNY.

I'LL HAVE IT FIXED
BY 5:00.

YOU DID THAT
YESTERDAY!

BILLY, WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

UNCLE DAVE
HASN'T BEEN HERE
FOR MONTHS.

YOU KNOW THAT.

COME ON, JACE,
GET OUT OF THE CAR.
WE'RE HERE.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
DARLING.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.
HEY, JACEY.

THIS WAS SUCH
A GOOD, IF NOT
A GREAT, IDEA.

WELL, UM, COME ON IN.
IT'S COLD.

OH, YEAH.
COME ON, SWEETIE.

BILLY! SARAH!

WELL, THEY'RE
JUST SO EXCITED.

FAMILY MEANS
EVERYTHING TO THEM.

OK, NOW, TELL ME
THE TRUTH, SARAH.

IS THIS SOME KIND OF
ELABORATE PUNISHMENT
ABOUT LAST NIGHT?

BECAUSE IT'S REALLY
FREAKING ME OUT.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT?

DON'T YOU REMEMBER
WHEN YOU WISHED IT WAS
CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY?

NO. WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT, BILLY?

IT WORKED, SARAH!
IT'S CHRISTMAS AGAIN.

YOU BETTER STOP
TRYING TO SCARE ME,

OR I'M GOING TO
TELL MOM AND DAD.

♪ JINGLE BELLS,
JINGLE BELLS ♪

♪ JINGLE ALL THE WAY ♪

♪ OH, WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE ♪

♪ IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH ♪

HA HA!

WHAT NEXT?

HOW ABOUT
SILENT NIGHT?

Billy: THERE'S
A BULLETS GAME ON.
I'M GOING TO WATCH IT.

NO, I DON'T KNOW
THE POINT SPREAD!

NO, I DON'T WANT
EGGNOG! I GIVE UP!

OH, MAN.

Announcer: HOPEFULLY, SANTA
WILL BRING THE BULLETS
THEIR CHRISTMAS WISH

AND LET THEM WIN THIS GAME.

NO!

[THROWS DOWN REMOTE]

OH, NOT ANOTHER BITE.

MOLLY, THIS WAS THE BEST
MEAL I'VE EVER HAD.

WHAT DO YOU CALL IT?

TURKEY, MASHED POTATOES,
AND PEAS.

PEAS! PEAS MUST BE
THE SECRET INGREDIENT.

I DON'T COOK MUCH.
YOU KNOW HOW IT IS
WITH WORKING MOTHERS.

OK. WHY IS EVERYONE
DOING THIS AGAIN?

I KNOW WHAT EACH OF YOU IS GOING
TO SAY BEFORE YOU SAY IT!

IT'S LIKE I CAN READ
YOUR THOUGHTS!

THAT'S PART OF BEING
A FAMILY, KNOWING
EACH OTHER THAT WELL.

LET'S KEEP AN EYE
ON THE TIME, OK?

WE DON'T WANT TO BE LATE
FOR THE PAGEANT.

THAT'S RIGHT.

BEFORE WE GO...

I HAVE A GIFT FOR YOU,
BIG BROTHER.

HOLY SMOKES!
ANOTHER ONE?

HE'S BRINGING A VALUEMALL
TO GREENWOOD FALLS.

HE TOLD YOU THAT
YESTERDAY, DAD.

HOW'D YOU KNOW THAT?
YOU CAN'T DO THAT.

BILLY!

Dave: WITHOUT CHANGE,
YOU NEVER MAKE PROGRESS.

THAT'S SOMETHING
YOU NEVER UNDERSTOOD.

Henry: I LIKE MY
STORE THE WAY IT IS,

THE WAY IT WAS
WHEN DAD LEFT IT.

I LIKE KNOWING MY
CUSTOMERS, TOUCHING
THEIR LIVES.

Dave: THAT'S
SENTIMENTAL HOGWASH.

THAT'S WHY YOU GUYS
ARE STUCK IN MAYBERRY,

AND WE LIVE
IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Molly: [GASPS] MY PIES!

NO! NO!

NO, NO, NO!

♪ SILENT NIGHT ♪

♪ HOLY NIGHT ♪

♪ ALL IS CALM ♪

♪ ALL IS BRIGHT ♪

♪ 'ROUND YON VIRGIN MOTHER
AND CHILD ♪

BOY, I LOVE THIS.

GREAT
COMMUNITY SPIRIT.

HI, MR. CHARMERS.

THAT'S COMMUNITY SPIRIT?

HE WAS A MISERABLE OLD GUY
EVEN WHEN WE WERE KIDS.

MAKE A BASKET, BILLY.

I DIDN'T MAKE IT
YESTERDAY. WHY WOULD
I MAKE IT TODAY?

♪ JOY TO THE WORLD ♪

♪ THE LORD IS COME ♪

AND THE ANGELS FOLLOWED THE STAR
TO FIND THE BABY JESUS...

AGAIN!

♪ LET EVERY HEART ♪

♪ PREPARE HIM ROOM ♪

I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU'RE
BEING SO STUBBORN.
JUST TAKE THE JOB.

I'M NOT INTERESTED.

♪ AND HEAVEN
AND NATURE SING ♪

♪ AND HEAVEN AND HEAVEN
AND NATURE SING ♪

AND THE BABY JESUS
WAS BORN IN THE MANGER...

AGAIN!

AND MARY AND JOSEPH WATCHED
OVER THE BABY AGAIN...

AND THE ANIMALS SLEPT AGAIN,

AND THE ANGELS SANG AGAIN,
AND EVERYTHING HAPPENED AGAIN,

AND EVERYONE WAS TOTALLY
CONFUSED AND SCARED.

[BLOWS PITCH PIPE]

♪ SILENT NIGHT ♪

♪ HOLY NIGHT ♪

AND THE WHITE SNOW BEGAN TO FALL
ON THE FIRST CHRISTMAS.

♪ ALL IS BRIGHT ♪

NO!

[SCREAMING]

MY LIFE'S ON REWIND.

♪ DECK THE HALLS
WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY ♪

♪ FA LA LA LA LA LA
LA LA LA ♪

♪ 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY ♪

♪ FA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA ♪

[KNOCK ON DOOR]

COME IN.

HI.

YOU FEELING BETTER?

MOM, THIS HAS BEEN
A REALLY CONFUSING DAY.

WELL, IT HAS BEEN
FOR ALL OF US, HONEY.

I MEAN, IT WAS A SHOCK
UNCLE DAVID ANNOUNCING

HE WANTED TO BRING
A VALUEMALL IN HERE.

I THINK YOUR DAD
IS UPSET AS YOU ARE.

YOU KNOW, YOUR REACTION
SURPRISED HIM.

I DON'T THINK HE KNEW
THAT YOU CARED THAT MUCH
ABOUT THE STORE.

WHAT IF THIS ALL
HAPPENS TOMORROW?

IT WON'T, HONEY.

IT WOULD TAKE MONTHS TO EVEN
START BUILDING THE STORE,

AND HOPEFULLY BY THEN
DAD WILL TALK UNCLE DAVID
OUT OF BRINGING IT HERE.

WHAT IF HE DOESN'T?

I HAVE A LOT
OF FAITH IN YOUR DAD.

EITHER WAY,
YOU'LL BE OK.

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

BECAUSE I HAVE A LOT
OF FAITH IN YOU, TOO.

THANKS, MOM.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

I'LL SEE YOU IN
THE MORNING, OK?

ALL RIGHT.

I HOPE SO.

WHAT'S WRONG, BILLY?

SAY YOU WISH THAT
CHRISTMAS WAS OVER.

IT IS OVER.

JUST SAY IT OR YOU GOT
TO GET OUT OF MY ROOM.

FINE. I WISH
CHRISTMAS WAS OVER.

OK. GOOD.

I WILL NOT SLEEP.
SLEEP IS VERY BAD.

SLEEP IS BAD, BILLY.

YOU WON'T SLEEP.
I WON'T SLEEP.

[SIGHS]
I WON'T SLEEP.

Radio Announcer: IT'S 7 A.M.
ON YOUR NUMBER ONE MUSIC STATION
IN GREENWOOD FALLS.

Sarah: SANTA CAME!
SANTA CAME!

NO WAY!

ME FIRST! ME FIRST!

LOOK WHAT
SANTA BROUGHT!

MOM, DAD, I GOT TO TALK
TO YOU RIGHT NOW,

IMMEDIATELY,
THIS MINUTE.

IT'S CHRISTMAS AGAIN!

I KNOW. HERE,
OPEN YOUR PRESENT.

NO, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

IT'S BEEN CHRISTMAS
EVERY DAY FOR
THE PAST 3 DAYS.

IT'S LIKE
THE CHRISTMAS EPISODE
OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

SEE, I KNOW EVERYTHING
THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

I'M GOING TO GET A BALL.

WELL, THERE'S
NO SECRET THERE.

AND UNCLE DAVID'S
GOING TO COME AND
RUIN EVERYTHING,

AND THE PIES WILL
BURN, AND THE PAGEANT
WILL GET RUINED,

AND JOEY WILL BEAT
ME UP, AND I'LL HAVE TO
CLEAN OUT THE GARAGE,

AND THERE'S NOTHING
ANY OF US CAN DO ABOUT IT.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE
YOU SEEING US ON
CHRISTMAS DAY, DOC.

WELL, THERE'S
NOTHING WRONG WITH
HIM PHYSICALLY.

THERE'S NO INFECTION
AND NO VIRUS.
HE'S FINE.

BILLY'S ALWAYS
BEEN ONE OF MY
FAVORITE KIDS.

13 IS A DIFFICULT
AGE, BUT
IT WILL PASS.

NO, IT WON'T.
GOSH, DON'T YOU GET IT?

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO
WITH HORMONES OR ANYTHING.

I'LL BE 13 FOREVER.
I'M IN SOME KIND OF
PUBERTYVILLE.

I'M WORRIED
ABOUT HIM, DOCTOR.

HE WAS ACTING
ABSOLUTELY...

DELUSIONAL.

DON'T WORRY. I SEE
THIS ALL THE TIME.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

REMEMBER NOW.
DON'T WORRY.

THANKS, DOCTOR.

WELL, SEEMS SIMPLE.

NO STAR TREK, STAR WARS,
X FILES, OR GOOSEBUMPS
FOR 3 WEEKS.

AND NO PEANUT BUTTER
OR BANANAS BEFORE BED.

YEAH. THAT
OUGHT TO DO IT.

♪ OH, WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE

♪ IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN
SLEIGH-EIGH-EIGH ♪

WHAT NEXT?

HOW ABOUT SILENT NIGHT?

I'M GOING TO WATCH
THE BULLETS GAME.

THEY WIN BY 12, MAKING
THE POINT SPREAD BY 2.

CHRIS WEBBER
SCORES 30 POINTS
AND HAS 12 REBOUNDS.

IT'S NOT AS MUCH FUN
KNOWING, BUT THEN AGAIN,
WHAT IS?

CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW
MUCH MONEY WE'D MAKE IF
HE ACTUALLY KNEW THAT?

WHOO.

♪ SILENT NIGHT ♪

♪ HOLY NIGHT ♪

♪ ALL IS CALM ♪

♪ ALL IS BRIGHT ♪

SO, BILLY, HOW DID
YOU KNOW THE SCORE?

LUCKY GUESS?

NEXT TIME YOU'RE
FEELING LUCKY,

GIVE ME A CALL.

HI, MR. CHARMERS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MAKE A BASKET, BILLY.

I KNOW
I'M GOING TO MISS.

HAVE A LITTLE
CONFIDENCE, SON.

THAT'S OK, SON.

NICE TRY, BUDDY.

SOMETIMES TRYING
ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH.

HEY, I'LL CATCH UP
IN A FEW MINUTES, OK?

HURRY UP.

WE DON'T WANT TO BE
LATE FOR THE PAGEANT.

ALL RIGHT,
I'LL BE THERE.

BILLY, WHAT
ARE YOU DOING?

I GOT NOTHING
TO LOSE ANYMORE.

EXCEPT MAYBE
YOUR LIFE.

I'M REALLY SICK OF THE WAY
YOU'VE BEEN TREATING ME.

NOW, YOU'VE BEEN MEAN TO ME
EVER SINCE KINDERGARTEN,

AND NOW IT'S GOING TO STOP.

IT'S NOT GOING TO CONTINUE
INTO THE EIGHTH GRADE.

IF YOU DON'T LET GO
OF THE BALL,

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LIVE
TO FINISH THE EIGHTH GRADE.

BILLY, WHAT'S UP, MAN?
IS EVERYTHING OK?

I KNOW
WHAT I'M DOING.

HEY, BILLY,
'CAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS,

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU
A BREAK, LET YOU RUN
FOR YOUR LIFE.

NO WAY! I'M NEVER
RUNNING AGAIN.

FROM NOW ON,
I MAKE THE RULES.

IF I WANT TO HOLD
THE BALL,

I'LL HOLD THE BALL.

IF I WANT TO THROW
THE BALL AT YOU,

I'LL THROW
THE BALL AT YOU,

AND IF I WANT TO WALK
RIGHT UP TO DIANE,

WHO I THINK IS THE PRETTIEST
GIRL IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL,

AND KISS HER,
I WILL.

WHAT DO YOU THINK
YOU'RE DOING?!

YOU KISSED
MY GIRLFRIEND!

OK, ALL RIGHT, MAYBE
I WENT A LITTLE TOO FAR,

BUT THIS IS THE LAST DAY
OF MY LIFE,

AND THERE'S
NO CONSEQUENCES.

I'M AS FREE AS A BIRD!
NO ONE CAN HURT ME!

THERE'S NO TOMORROW!
DON'T YOU GET IT?

THE ONLY TOMORROW
IS TODAY!

COME OUT. YOU'VE BEEN
UNDER THERE FOR HOURS.

I DON'T CARE.

I MAY
NEVER COME OUT.

I'M BEING FORCED
TO LIVE THE SAME DAY
OVER AND OVER AGAIN,

AND I'M NOT
EVEN GOOD AT IT.

I'M GOING TO HAVE
A BLACK EYE TILL
THE END OF TIME.

WHAT'S REALLY WRONG,
BILLY?

I TOLD YOU EVERY SINGLE
NIGHT FOR DAYS AND DAYS,
BUT YOU NEVER REMEMBER.

I COMPLETELY AND
TOTALLY GIVE UP.

YOU KNOW, I JUST
DON'T CARE ANYMORE.

JOEY WILL ALWAYS BE
ABLE TO BEAT ME UP,

AND DIANE WILL NEVER
EVEN CARE ABOUT ME.

WHY GO ON?

REMEMBER WHEN I WAS 5
AND I DIDN'T WANT
TO GO TO SCHOOL

'CAUSE THE KIDS
WERE MAKING FUN OF ME?

'CAUSE YOU COULDN'T
READ YET.

YOU READ ME
ONE FISH TWO FISH
RED FISH BLUE FISH

EVERY NIGHT
FOR A WHOLE MONTH.

AND YOU
MEMORIZED IT.

I PRETENDED I COULD
READ IT TO THE CLASS,

AND THEN THEY STOPPED
MAKING FUN OF ME.

YEAH, I REMEMBER.

YOU KNEW I WOULD
LEARN TO READ, AND I DID.

YOU'RE MY BIG BROTHER.
YOU'RE TOO SMART TO GIVE UP.

MAN...

MAYBE SHE'S RIGHT.

Radio Announcer: IT'S 7 A.M.
ON YOUR NUMBER ONE MUSIC STATION
IN GREENWOOD FALLS.

Sarah: SANTA CAME!
SANTA CAME!

IS THIS ONE FOR ME?

CAN I OPEN
THIS ONE, PLEASE?

Molly: LET'S SEE
WHAT HE BROUGHT YOU.

I WANNA OPEN IT.

Molly: WHAT IS IT?

SANTA GOT THIS ONE FOR YOU.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
EVERYBODY!

I GOT A BASKETBALL,
WHICH IS JUST WHAT I WANTED!

WHAT WOULD BE
EVEN BETTER IS A HOOP
TO GO ALONG WITH IT.

LET'S JUST SEE
WHAT WE GOT.

OH, MY GOODNESS!

WOULD YOU
LOOK AT THAT?

THANKS, DAD.

CAN WE SHOOT SOME NOW?

I DON'T SEE WHY NOT.

ANXIOUS TO GET
PRACTICING YOUR
JUMP SHOT, HUH?

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
MR. CHARMERS.

WHAT'S MERRY ABOUT IT?
I HATE CHRISTMAS.

HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?
CHRISTMAS IS THE BEST
DAY OF THE YEAR. PRESENTS...

AND DON'T WORRY. MY DAD
WON'T LET MY UNCLE DAVID
COME IN AND RUIN THE TOWN.

OH, THAT'S JUST A RUMOR,
SON. THAT WILL NEVER...

[CAR HORN HONKS]

AMAZING. NOT A SCRATCH.

50 GRAND BEFORE
TAX AND LICENSE
AND WORTH EVERY PENNY.

WILL YOU SIGN MY PETITION
TO HELP STOP VALUEMALL?

THANK YOU.

EXCUSE ME,
GOVERNOR ALLEN,

COULD YOU SIGN
MY PETITION TO HELP
STOP VALUEMALL?

I'LL BE HAPPY TO.

I KNOW ALL THE PEOPLE
HERE IN GREENWOOD FALLS
ARE OPPOSED TO IT.

I REALLY APPRECIATE
YOUR GREAT LEADERSHIP,
YOUNG MAN.

THANKS A LOT, GOVERNOR,
I APPRECIATE IT.
MERRY CHRISTMAS.

SAME TO YOU.

YOU GOT 2
BRUCE LEES, CHAN...

[MAKING KARATE YELPS]

MOLLY, THIS IS
THE MOST DIVINE MEAL
I'VE EVER HAD.

WHAT DO YOU CALL IT?

WE CALL IT
THE BEST HOME COOKING
IN THE WORLD.

OH, WHAT A NICE
THING TO SAY.

WHAT DO YOU SAY WE CUT
PAST ALL THE CHITCHAT
ABOUT WEIGHT AND FRUIT

AND GET TO
THE IMPORTANT STUFF?

DAD, UNCLE DAVID IS
BRINGING A VALUEMALL
TO GREENWOOD FALLS,

AND HE WANTS YOU
TO RUN IT.

NOW, WE ALL KNOW
THAT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA
FOR YOU OR THE TOWN,

SO STAND RIGHT UP
TO HIM AND TELL HIM,
"NO, THANK YOU."

ALL RIGHT,
WHO TOLD YOU?

THERE'S A SPY
IN YOUR COMPANY.

HE TOLD ME
EVERYTHING.

WHO IS HE?
WHO IS HE?

I'D TELL YOU, BUT THEN
I'D HAVE TO KILL YOU.

NOW, DAD, HE'S
GOING TO GIVE YOU

A BUNCH OF
MUMBO JUMBO ABOUT
PROGRESS AND GROWTH,

BUT DON'T BUY IT.
STICK TO YOUR GUNS!

MOM,
CHECK YOUR PIES!

OH!

MAY I?

SURE.

DAD LIKES THE STORE
JUST THE WAY IT IS,

THE WAY IT WAS WHEN
GRANDPA STARTED IT.

HE LIKES KNOWING
HIS CUSTOMERS AND BEING
A PART OF THEIR LIVES.

THAT'S RIGHT, BILLY.

THAT'S SENTIMENTAL
HOGWASH.

THAT'S WHY YOU'RE
STUCK HERE IN MAYBERRY

AND WE LIVE
IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

THIS IS
A WONDERFUL TOWN.

WE'RE AGREED! NO
VALUEMALL! GREAT!

LET'S DO THIS AGAIN
NEXT CHRISTMAS.

WAIT-- WAIT A SECOND!
THIS IS NOT OVER!

YEAH, I WAS AFRAID
OF THAT.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, MAYBE
WE SHOULD JUST HEAD ON
OVER TO THE PAGEANT

AND DISCUSS THIS LATER.

PLAN "B."

♪ JOY TO THE WORLD ♪

♪ THE LORD IS COME ♪

AND THE ANGELS FOLLOWED
THE STAR TO FIND THE BABY JESUS.

♪ LET EVERY HEART ♪

♪ PREPARE HIM ROOM ♪

I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU'RE
BEING SO STUBBORN.
JUST TAKE THE JOB.

I'M NOT INTERESTED.

♪ AND HEAVEN
AND NATURE SING ♪

♪ AND HEAVEN AND HEAVEN
AND NATURE SING ♪

THERE WERE NO SUPERSTORES
IN BETHLEHEM.

ALL THE LITTLE STORES
WERE PROTECTED FROM
THE BIG, BAD CONGLOMERATES,

AND ALL THE ANGELS STOOD UP
TO THEIR BIG, BAD
ANGEL BULLY BROTHERS.

AND THERE WERE ONLY
BIG, POWERFUL ANGELS

WITH GIRLFRIENDS
AND JUMP SHOTS.

AND A LIGHT SNOW BEGAN
TO FALL ON THE FIRST CHRISTMAS.

GIVE ME THAT.

[SCREAMING]

I CAN'T BELIEVE
YOU DID THIS.

WHAT ARE
YOU TALKING ABOUT?

I HAD NOTHING
TO DO WITH THIS.

HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW
ABOUT IT. I DID IT.

THAT'S EVEN WORSE.
YOU PUT YOUR SON
UP TO IT.

I DIDN'T TELL BILLY
TO DO ANYTHING!

WHAT KIND OF
FATHER ARE YOU?

HE'S A WONDERFUL FATHER!
DON'T YOU DARE--

I DON'T NEED YOU
TO DEFEND ME TO HIM.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT KIND
OF FATHER I AM!

A PETITION!
TELL HIM!

Crowd: NO STORE! NO STORE!
NO STORE! NO STORE!

THIS WAS SIGNED
BY EVERYONE IN THE TOWN?

Crowd: NO STORE! NO STORE!
NO STORE!

HONEY, IF THEY
DON'T WANT A STORE--

WAIT A SECOND! WHOSE
SIDE ARE YOU ON HERE?

YOURS! BUT IF THEY
DON'T WANT A STORE--

BUT WHAT?!

UNTIL YOU MAKE ENOUGH
MONEY TO SUPPORT
THIS FAMILY,

KINDLY KEEP
YOUR TRAP SHUT!

NO STORE! NO STORE!
NO STORE!

FINE! I'LL GO BACK TO
DOING HAIR AND MAKEUP.

I WAS THE VIDAL SASSOON
OF GEORGETOWN UNTIL
YOU CAME ALONG.

SAVED YOUR LIFE.

I WAS GOOD AT MY JOB,
AND I LOVED IT!

NO STORE! NO STORE!
NO STORE!

MOM!
WHAT?

CAN WE GO?

ALL THIS SCREAMING
IS GIVING ME
A MAJOR MIGRAINE.

ABSOLUTELY.
COME ON, JACEY.

DAD, I JUST THOUGHT
I'D TEACH THEM A LESSON.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE
TO APOLOGIZE TO ME,
I WILL BE AT HOME.

MOLL-- MOLL--

MOM. MOM, I'M SORRY.

THIS IS
ALL JEALOUSY.

YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN
JEALOUS OF ME.

JEALOUS OF WHAT?

MY SUCCESS,
OF MY MONEY.

YOU CAN'T STAND
THE FACT THAT I'VE DONE
SO MUCH BETTER THAN YOU.

I CAN'T--
YOU ARROGANT, LITTLE--

OH HO! LOOK
WHO'S TALKING! YOU
SMALL-TOWN LOSER!

OHH! I OUGHTA...

ALL RIGHT.
THAT'S IT.

I AM BRINGING
MY STORE HERE,

AND I'M GOING
TO BURY YOU!

I HOPE IT BURIES
ALL OF YOU!

DAVE!

I JUST THOUGHT I'D MAKE
HIM REALIZE WHAT A BAD IDEA
THE STORE WAS, DAD.

I'M SORRY!

HOW COULD YOU DO SOMETHING
SO...SO STUPID?

LET HIM GO.

[MAKING KARATE YELPS]
AAH!

[MAKING KARATE YELPS]

TRY YOUR
BOGUS KARATE NOW!

WHAT GOT INTO YOU
TONIGHT, SON?

[SIGHS]
I DON'T KNOW.

I GUESS I JUST GOT
SICK OF JOEY
BULLYING ME

AND UNCLE DAVID
BULLYING YOU.

BULLYING A BULLY ISN'T
THE ANSWER. YOU KNOW THAT.

YEAH.

I TRIED TO STOP UNCLE
DAVID, BUT NOTHING WILL.

HE'S GOING TO BRING
A VALUEMALL HERE,
NO MATTER WHAT WE DO.

MAYBE HE SHOULD HAVE
GONE TO HAWAII AFTER ALL.

HE WASN'T ALWAYS
LIKE THIS, YOU KNOW.

WE WERE VERY CLOSE ONCE...

WHEN WE WERE KIDS.

BUT AFTER GRANDPA DIED...

I DON'T KNOW.

I STAYED. HE LEFT.

I GUESS WE JUST
GREW APART.

HMM.

OH, BY THE WAY,

YOU'RE SPENDING
THE ENTIRE DAY TOMORROW
CLEANING OUT THE GARAGE.

YOU GOT TO LEARN
THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES
FOR YOUR ACTIONS.

DAD...

WHAT WAS
THE FIRST PRESENT
YOU EVER GOT MOM?

THE FIRST...

BOY-- [CHUCKLES]

A CUCKOO CLOCK.

AND HOW'D YOU KNOW
SHE'D LIKE IT?

I ASKED HER MOM FIRST.

HA! GOOD IDEA.

OOPS! I HAD A GOOD IDEA?
ARE YOU FEELING OK?

YOU HAVE A GIRL YOU WANT
TO BUY A GIFT FOR?

YEAH, I THINK SO.

MMM....
LUCKY GIRL.

SHE MUST BE
VERY SPECIAL.

YEAH.

I LIKE THAT.

WHAT?

SEEING YOU SMILE.

[CHUCKLES]

HI, BILLY.

SARAH...

WHAT WOULD YOU DO

IF YOU HAD TO LIVE
THE SAME CHRISTMAS
OVER AND OVER AGAIN?

I DON'T KNOW.

I GUESS I'D GET
MILLIONS OF PRESENTS,

TONS OF CHOCOLATE,
NO BEDTIME.

I GUESS I'D HAVE
THE MOST PERFECT CHRISTMAS
IN THE WHOLE WORLD.

THAT'S IT!

SARAH,
YOU'RE A GENIUS!

REALLY?

YEAH! THAT'S
THE ANSWER!

WHAT ARE
YOU TALKING ABOUT?

THE MOST PERFECT
CHRISTMAS IN THE WORLD.

Radio Announcer: IT'S 7 A.M.
ON YOUR NUMBER ONE MUSIC STATION
IN GREENWOOD FALLS.

Sarah:
SANTA CAME! SANTA CAME!

CORRECTION.
SANTA'S HERE.

WELCOME TO
THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS.

Sarah: IT'S SO COOL!

[DIALING]

YES, I NEED IMMEDIATE
SERVICE, PLEASE.

THE JACKSON HOUSE.

THANK YOU.

THANKS, DAD. NOW WE CAN
PRACTICE THAT JUMP SHOT
OF MINE.

HA HA HA! LOOK.

OH, HE'S SUCH A GOOD BOY.
HE'S SUCH A GOOD BOY.

THAT OUGHT TO KEEP HIM
FROM FEELING LONELY.

[CAR HORN HONKS]

HERE WE GO.

[CRASH]

THANKS A LOT
FOR COMING SO FAST.

BETTER JUST TOW THEM
RIGHT BACK TO THE SHOP

AND GET THEM
UNTANGLED THERE

AND BRING THEM BACK
LATER FOR DINNER.

Driver: SURE THING.

[METAL SCRAPING]

NOW WE CAN HAVE
THE PERFECT DAY.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, DAD.

BUT, UH...
DON'T WORRY.

[AS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER]
THEY'LL BE BACK,
AND SO WILL I.

CHUCK NORRIS...
CHUCK NORRIS...

UH...JOHN WAYNE.

UM, CAN I PAY
WHEN I RETURN?
MM-HMM.

GREAT.

SLAP LEATHER, PARTNER.

[GUNSHOT]

Woman: HELLO?

UH, HI. THIS IS
BILLY JACKSON.

UM, IS THIS
DIANE'S MOTHER?

HI. UM...CAN I ASK YOU
A FEW QUESTIONS?

WHOSE CAR IS THAT?

IT'S MY UNCLE DAVID'S.

AND HE JUST
HANDED YOU THE KEYS?

WELL, HE LEFT THEM
IN THE IGNITION,

WHICH IS PRACTICALLY
AN INVITATION.

AND YOU WANT ME
TO GO WITH YOU.

IT WOULD TOP OFF
THE MOST PERFECT DAY.

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU
KNOW HOW TO DRIVE.

THERE'S NOTHING TO IT.
I'VE BEEN WATCHING
MY DAD FOR YEARS.

Mr. McGregor: OK,
QUIET, EVERYBODY. QUIET.

THE WINNER OF
THE JELLYBEAN CONTEST

WITH A GUESS OF 2,450
IS BILLY JACKSON.

[APPLAUSE]

CONGRATULATIONS.

Boy: A VERY LUCKY GUESS.

YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ME
IN THE FIRST GRADE.

YES, I DID. YOU HAD
MRS. LUCKY, AND YOU
SAT IN THE FRONT ROW

BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T
SEE VERY WELL,

AND YOU WORE LITTLE
ROUND GLASSES,
BUT YOU HATED THEM,

AND THEN
YOU GOT CONTACTS
IN THE FIFTH GRADE

WHICH TURNED
YOUR EYES

INTO A BEAUTIFUL
SHADE OF BLUE.

THEY MAKE YOU
BLINK MORE, BUT YOU
DON'T SEEM TO MIND.

BILLY, HOW DID YOU
FIND THIS OUT?

I KNOW EVERYTHING
ABOUT YOU.

OH, HERE.

I GOT YOU A PRESENT.

A PRESENT FOR ME?

JUST A LITTLE
SOMETHING.

A BRACELET WITH
MY NAME ON IT?
I LOVE IT.

IT'S JUST LIKE
THE ONE MY DAD GAVE ME
THAT I LOST AT SCHOOL.

I JUST THOUGHT
IT'D MAKE YOU HAPPY.

HEY! WHAT DO YOU THINK
YOU'RE DOING?

WELL, I JUST
CAME TO TOP OFF

THE MOST PERFECT DAY
OF MY LIFE

AND TO GIVE
DIANE A GIFT.

YOU GAVE DIANE A GIFT?
NOT A SMART IDEA.

Boys: WHOA!

[AS ROBERT DeNIRO]
YOU TALKIN' TO ME?

'CAUSE, UH...
I DON'T SEE ANYONE
ELSE AROUND HERE.

ARE YOU
TALKING TO ME?

HA HA HA!
HA HA HA!

HE'S MINE!

YOU'RE DEAD!

[AS CLINT EASTWOOD]
GO AHEAD.

MAKE MY DAY.

AWAAAH!

[THUD]

OH. MY GOODNESS.

[AS JOHN WAYNE]
COME ON, PILGRIM.
LET'S TANGLE.

YOU'RE TOO CRAZY
TO FIGHT.

SWEET DREAMS, PILGRIM.

[APPLAUSE]

EXCUSE ME. EXCUSE ME.

OH, SORRY ABOUT
THE RUCKUS, SIR.

UH...

THIS SHOULD COVER
ALL MY FRIENDS.

COME ON.
WE'RE OUT OF HERE.

WHAT?

YOU AND ME, BABE.
WE'RE SPLITTING.

WHY?
BECAUSE I SAID SO.

YOU'RE KIDDING.

[AS HUMPHREY BOGART]
I NEVER KID, DOLL.

I THOUGHT YOU
WERE DIFFERENT,
BUT YOU'RE NOT.

YOU'RE EXACTLY
LIKE JOEY.

YOU SEEM LIKE
A NICE GUY,

BUT YOU'RE REALLY
JUST A JERK.

MRS. PATRICK'S
DELIVERY!

[CAT MEOWS]

[CATS MEOWING]

IS THAT GOOD?

AHEM.

I WOULD THINK
VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE
SPEAKING, YOUNG MAN.

THE KEYS TO MY CAR.

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

YOU WON'T BELIEVE ME.
YOU NEVER DO.

TRY ME.

OK. I WATCHED
THE BULLETS GAME,

AND THEN I TOOK
UNCLE DAVID'S CAR,

WHICH I RECENTLY LEARNED
HOW TO DRIVE,

AND I WENT
FOR A JOYRIDE.

OH, BILLY, THIS JUST
ISN'T LIKE YOU.

NOT EVEN THAT YOU'VE
DONE SO MANY
THINGS WRONG,

BUT THAT YOU
WOULD RUIN CHRISTMAS

FOR YOUR SISTER
AND YOUR COUSIN
AND FOR US.

I'M SORRY, MOM.

SORRY ISN'T GOING
TO CUT IT.

YOU'RE GROUNDED.

YOU GO TO YOUR ROOM.

WE'LL TALK
ABOUT THIS LATER.

HE'S LUCKY.

FINE. NO SCRATCHES.

YOU KNOW, YOU'RE FOOLING
YOURSELF IF YOU THINK
YOU KNOW YOUR KIDS.

PROBABLY IN A GANG.

Caroline: OH, DAVID.

BUT, YOU KNOW,
MAYBE YOU HAVE BEEN
TOO HARD ON HIM.

DAVID TOLD ME
ABOUT THE TIME

THE 2 OF YOU
SNEAKED OFF TO SEE
THE STONES CONCERT.

WEREN'T YOU
ABOUT BILLY'S AGE?

WELL,
THAT WAS DIFFERENT.

WHY, BECAUSE YOU
DIDN'T GET CAUGHT?

DAVID TOLD ME THAT
WAS ONE OF THE BEST
NIGHTS OF HIS LIFE.

HE HAS TO KNOW THERE
ARE CONSEQUENCES
FOR HIS ACTIONS.

WELL, OF COURSE,
BUT IT'S CHRISTMAS.

CAN'T YOU PUNISH HIM
ANOTHER DAY?

IT DOESN'T HAPPEN
LIKE THAT!

IT'S REALLY NOT
HIS FAULT ANYWAY.

WHAT?

IF YOU MADE
SOME REAL MONEY,

YOU COULD SEND HIM
TO PRIVATE SCHOOL

JUST LIKE OUR KIDS.

FOR CRYING
OUT LOUD...

THAT'S WHERE VALUEMALL
COMES INTO THE PICTURE.

Henry: IF I HEAR
ONE MORE WORD ABOUT

THAT MONSTER
STORE OF YOURS,
I'M GOING TO THROW--

MONEY'S NOT
EVERYTHING, DAVE!

I KNOW. IT'S ABOUT YOUR
FAMILY AND YOUR HOME.

THOSE ARE WHAT
ARE IMPORTANT.
YEAH!

WELL, YOUR HOUSE
IS FALLING APART.

YOUR WIFE BURNS THINGS.

YOUR DAUGHTER'S AFRAID
OF HER OWN SHADOW.

YOUR SON IS PRACTICALLY
A JUVENILE DELINQUENT.

ONE TIME--

AT LEAST I
SPEND TIME WITH
MY FAMILY. I'M HOME.

YOU HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE HOW
TO LIVE. YOU'RE HOPELESS!

WORKING 18 HOURS
A DAY AND NEVER
SEEING YOUR FAMILY

IS NOT MY IDEA
OF MAKING A LIVING.

I KNEW THIS
WAS A MISTAKE.

I KNEW YOU'D NEVER
APPRECIATE WHAT I WAS
TRYING TO DO FOR YOU.

ALL RIGHT,
LET'S JUST TRY TO
SIT DOWN AND TALK.

CAROLINE, GET JACEY.
WE'RE OUT OF HERE.

IF WE HURRY, WE CAN BE
IN HAWAII BY MORNING.

JACEY! WE'RE
GOING TO HAWAII!

YOU KNOW,
UNFORTUNATELY...

Dave: I HAVE EVERY RIGHT
TO BRING A VALUEMALL
TO GREENWOOD FALLS.

THIS IS MY HOMETOWN,
TOO, AND IF I WANT TO
COME BACK HOME, I WILL!

YOU WANT TO MOVE
BACK HERE?

WELL, NOT NOW.
NOW JUST THE STORE,

AND THEN, WELL,
WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPENS.

FINE, AND IF I
WANT TO JOIN
THE COMMUNITY

TO TRY TO STOP YOU,
THEN...FINE!

FINE!
FINE!

FINE!
FINE!

Caroline:
MERRY CHRISTMAS.

FINE!

FINE!

HA! FINE!
FINE!

FINE!
FINE!

FINE!

FINE.

DAD...

I'M SORRY.
I NEVER MEANT TO--

IT WAS MY FAULT.
I LOST MY TEMPER.

DON'T GET ME WRONG,

YOU'RE STILL
GROUNDED FOR LIFE,

BUT WHAT HAPPENED
BETWEEN MY BROTHER AND I

WAS...MY BROTHER AND I.

I COULD TELL YOU
EVERYTHING WILL BE
OK TOMORROW,

BUT YOU'D NEVER
BELIEVE ME.

EVEN IF THINGS
DO LOOK BETTER
IN THE MORNING, BILLY,

YOU'VE GOT TO TRY
TO LEARN FROM TODAY,

TRY NOT TO MAKE
THE SAME MISTAKES.

I SAW THE OLD LADY,
DAD--

MRS. PATRICK.

THE DELIVERY
FROM CHRISTMAS EVE.

SHE WAS EATING
CAT FOOD.

IF I HAD DELIVERED
THE TUNA--

SHE WON'T BUY
THE TUNA

BECAUSE IT'S
TOO EXPENSIVE.

SHE'S GOT TO EAT,
SHE'S GOT TO FEED
HER CATS,

SO I CHANGED THE LABELS.

I PUT THE CAT FOOD
ON THE TUNA.

I'D GIVE IT TO HER,
BUT SHE'S TOO PROUD.

SHE WON'T ACCEPT
ANY CHARITY.

THEN WHEN I
DELIVER IT TO HER,

WELL, I TELL HER THAT
I'LL SEND HER THE BILL,

BUT I DON'T,
AND SHE FORGETS.

WHOA!

SHE'S ALWAYS BEEN
A GOOD CUSTOMER,
AND A GOOD FRIEND.

YEAH,
BUT SHE DOESN'T
BUY ANYTHING.

WELL, YOU CAN'T
BUY FRIENDSHIP, BILLY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO
SPEND MONEY ON SOMEONE
FOR THEM TO BE YOUR FRIEND.

GOOD NIGHT, SON.
MERRY CHRISTMAS.

WHAT'S WRONG, BILLY?

WE'RE LUCKY
TO HAVE MOM AND DAD.

I KNOW.

NO. SOME PEOPLE
DON'T EVEN HAVE
ANYTHING, SARAH,

EVEN ON CHRISTMAS.

I MEAN,
MOM AND DAD...

MAN, THEY GIVE US
SO MUCH.

MOM AND DAD HELP
A LOT OF PEOPLE, TOO.

WE SHOULD
DO SOMETHING, TOO.

WHAT CAN WE DO?
WE'RE JUST KIDS.

GOOD NIGHT.

Radio: WELL, IT'S 11 P.M.
CHRISTMAS NIGHT.

IT WASN'T A MERRY CHRISTMAS
AT THE FERGUSON HOME
ON CHESTER STREET.

AROUND 10:00 THIS MORNING,

A FIRE SPARKED
BY A DRY CHRISTMAS TREE

DESTROYED THE FAMILY HOME
AND EVERYTHING INSIDE IT.

Woman: AND EARLY
THIS CHRISTMAS MORNING,

A YOUNG UNIDENTIFIED BOY
BROKE INTO THE FERGUSON HOME

AND, USING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER
HE JUST HAPPENED TO BE CARRYING,

EXTINGUISHED A BURNING
CHRISTMAS TREE

BEFORE IT HAD TIME TO CAUSE
ANY DAMAGE TO THE HOME.

THIS STORY GOES TO PROVE
THAT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

IS ALIVE AND WELL
IN GREENWOOD FALLS.

I'M KENDALL CASEY
REPORTING.

EXCUSE ME, YOUNG LADY,

HOW DID YOU FINALLY FIND YOUR
WAY OUT OF THE FOREST?

I DON'T KNOW.
WE WERE HUDDLED
TOGETHER CRYING,

HOPING SOMEONE
WOULD FIND US,

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN,
THIS BOY COMES
WALKING UP TO US

AND TELLS US
TO FOLLOW HIM.

HE GAVE US ALL
HOMEMADE
CHRISTMAS COOKIES.

HELLO?

HELLO? ANYBODY HERE?

HELLO?

OH, MY GOODNESS.

GOODNESS GRACIOUS.

Radio: AND THERE
WERE SEVERAL CLOSE CALLS

IN AND AROUND
GREENWOOD FALLS TODAY,

BUT CHRISTMAS 1996
WAS STILL FULL OF TRAGEDY.

THE WAVERLY NURSING HOME
WAS FLOODED EARLY THIS MORNING,

AND THE--
[SHUTS RADIO OFF]

WHAT'S WRONG, BILLY?

YOU CAN'T FIX
THE WORLD.

IT DOESN'T MATTER
HOW HARD YOU TRY
OR WHAT YOU DO,

YOU CAN'T
FIX EVERYTHING.

MORE BAD STUFF
KEEPS ON HAPPENING.

TALK TO ME, HENRY.

I CAN'T.

WELL, I SURE
WISH YOU WOULD

BECAUSE WE'RE
IN THIS TOGETHER.

IF HE BRINGS
THE STORE HERE, THEN
WE CAN'T SURVIVE.

IS THAT WHAT
YOU WANT TO HEAR?

THEN TALK TO HIM.

TELL HIM HOW MUCH
KEEPING THE STORE
MEANS TO US.

I DID.

NO, YOU DIDN'T.
YOU TOLD HIM HOW MUCH

IT WOULD MEAN
TO THE COMMUNITY,
BUT YOU DIDN'T TELL HIM--

DO YOU WANT
ME TO BEG?

DO YOU WANT
ME TO BEG
MY LITTLE BROTHER

TO LET ME KEEP
MY STORE?

THAT'S WHAT
YOU'RE ASKING
ME TO DO, MOLLY.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?
DO YOU WANT TO MOVE?

DO YOU WANT TO
LEAVE THIS TOWN
WHERE WE GREW UP

AND THIS HOUSE WHERE
BILLY AND SARAH WERE BORN

JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE
TOO PROUD TO TALK TO
YOUR LITTLE BROTHER?

THAT IS SO UNFAIR.

BECAUSE I DON'T
WANT TO LEAVE, HENRY.

I'M NOT LEAVING.
THEN STAY.

HEY, DAD.

WHAT ARE YOU
DOING UP, BILLY?

COULDN'T SLEEP.

I WISH I COULD
FIX THINGS, DAD.

YOU KNOW,
LIKE THE STORE
AND YOU AND MOM.

THAT'S NOT
YOUR JOB, BILLY.

YOUR JOB
IS TO BE 13.

BE THE BEST
13 YOU CAN BE.

I'LL WORK ON
THE OTHER STUFF, OK?

YEAH, BUT DOESN'T IT
EVER BOTHER YOU

THAT YOU JUST CAN'T
FIX EVERYTHING?

NO.

I'LL TELL YOU ABOUT
SOME ADVICE I GOT

FROM ONE OF
THE SMARTEST MEN
I EVER KNEW,

MY DAD.

HE SAID LOVE
YOUR FAMILY AND
LOVE YOUR FRIENDS.

EVERY ONCE
IN A WHILE,

STEP OUTSIDE
YOURSELF SO YOU
CAN REALLY SEE

THOSE PEOPLE
THAT YOU CARE ABOUT,

AND DO YOUR BEST
EVERY DAY,

AND LIFE WILL FALL
INTO PLACE.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

IT MEANS
I CAN'T WORRY
ABOUT THOSE THINGS

I CAN'T DO
ANYTHING ABOUT.

I JUST HAVE TO LOVE

AND PROTECT
MY FAMILY
THE BEST I CAN.

YOUR MOM AND
YOUR SISTER AND YOU,
YOU'RE MY LIFE.

THERE ISN'T ANYTHING
I WOULDN'T DO
TO PROTECT YOU.

YEAH, BUT WHAT ABOUT
UNCLE DAVID?

WELL, IF UNCLE DAVE
WANTS TO BRING
HIS STORE HERE,

THERE MAY NOT
BE MUCH I CAN
DO ABOUT IT.

I KNOW THAT
DISAPPOINTS YOU...

BUT MAYBE IT'S
SOMETHING THAT
HE HAS TO DO.

NO. I'M NOT
DISAPPOINTED IN YOU.

I LOVE YOU, DAD.

I LOVE YOU,
TOO, SON.

AND RIGHT NOW,
I GOT TO GO
TALK TO YOUR MOM.

Radio Announcer: IT'S 7 A.M.
ON YOUR NUMBER ONE MUSIC STATION
IN GREENWOOD FALLS.

[GROANS]

Sarah: SANTA CAME!
SANTA CAME!

Molly: OF COURSE HE DID.

OH, WHAT
COULD IT BE?

LET ME HELP.
LET ME HELP.
LET ME HELP.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

OH, LOOK WHAT
SANTA BROUGHT!

HEY.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.
LOOK WHAT
SANTA BROUGHT.

WHAT A COOL PRESENT, SARAH.
THAT'S COOL.

I DIDN'T REALIZE
YOU STILL LIKED DOLLS.

DON'T BE IN A HURRY
TO GROW UP.

WHAT DID YOU GET, DAD?
WHAT DID YOU GET, MOM?

OH, WELL, AS
A MATTER OF FACT--

THIS...

HMM...

OH, A BOOK
ON IRELAND!

OH, HONEY,
THESE PAINTS
ARE GORGEOUS.

THANKS.
THANK YOU.

WELL, I MISS
WATCHING YOU PAINT.

YOU KNOW, YOUR MOM
IS A WONDERFUL ARTIST.

I KNOW YOU WANT TO
GO THERE SOMEDAY.

AS LONG AS I CAN
TAKE YOU, TOO.

CAN I TAKE
THESE PAINTS?

MM-HMM.

Billy: OH, AND I GOT
A BASKETBALL,

WHICH IS JUST
WHAT I WANTED.

I'M NOT THAT GOOD,
BUT IF I PRACTICE,
I'LL GET BETTER.

ALL RIGHT.
YOU GUYS JUST KEEP ON
OPENING YOUR PRESENTS,

AND I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

LET'S SEE.
AH, IT'S TO YOU.

IT'S TO ME?
OH...

WHO'S IT FROM?

WELL...

OH, HONEY.

[DING, CUCKOO]

YOUR DAD
AND YOUR UNCLE DAVID,

THEY USED TO
DELIVER MY GROCERIES
WHEN THEY WERE KIDS.

MY DAD AND UNCLE DAVID
USED TO WORK TOGETHER?

THEY SURE DID, RIGHT UP
UNTIL YOUR GRANDPA DIED.

AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED?

I DON'T REALLY KNOW.

I GUESS THEY, UH...
[CAR HORN HONKS]

I'LL BE RIGHT BACK,
MR. CHARMERS.

IT WAS GOOD
TALKING TO YOU.

OH...
HEY, BILLY.

AMAZING CAR,
UNCLE DAVID.

MUST HAVE HAD TO WORK HARD
FOR A CAR LIKE THAT.

HOW MANY HOURS A DAY
WOULD YOU SAY YOU PUT IN?

MORE THAN
I CAN COUNT, BILLY.

MORE THAN
I CAN COUNT.

COME ON, JACE.
OUT OF THE CAR.
WE'RE HERE.

GLAD YOU COULD COME,
AUNT CAROLINE.

I KNOW IT'S NOT HAWAII,

BUT MY MOM'S
A GREAT COOK,

AND OUR FAMILIES
DON'T SPEND ENOUGH
TIME TOGETHER.

WELL, YOU'RE RIGHT,
BILLY.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

HI, JACE.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
BILLY.

WELL, IT IS CERTAINLY
NOT LIKE I SIT AROUND
EATING BONBONS ALL DAY.

NO. I DRIVE JACEY
TO DANCE CLASS
AND TO TUTORS,

AND I DO CHARITY WORK.

YEAH, BUT STILL I CAN SEE
HOW YOU'D WANT MORE.

WELL,
I DID LOVE WORKING.

MAKING MY OWN MONEY
MADE ME FEEL
REALLY SECURE.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD
GO BACK TO IT.

OH, YOUR UNCLE DAVID
WOULD NEVER HEAR
OF THAT.

OH...

GIN.

IT TAKES 3 THINGS
TO PLAY BASKETBALL.

PRACTICE, PRACTICE,
PRACTICE-- AND YOU KNOW,

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY
RIGHT, DAD.

OK. NOW TAKE A SHOT.

GOOD TRY, BUT YOU'VE GOT
TO TUCK IN YOUR ELBOW.

LOOK...

YOU LOOK AT THE BALL.
LOOK AT THE HOOP.

LOOK BACK AT THE BALL.
CLOSE YOUR EYES.

PICTURE THE BALL
GOING IN.

TRY IT AGAIN.

THAT WAS
A GOOD EFFORT, SON.
OK. TRY IT AGAIN.

I COULD GET ONE
OF MY OLD BIKES OUT

IF YOU WANT TO
RIDE WITH SARAH.

NO, THANKS.

YOU CAN'T EXACTLY
RIDE A BIKE

IN CLOTHES
LIKE THESE.

SO YOU CAN BORROW SOME JEANS
AND A T-SHIRT FROM ME.

I ONLY WEAR
DESIGNER JEANS.

THOSE OTHER JEANS
MAKE ME DIZZY.

SO BORROW SOME SHORTS.

IT'S TOO COLD!

CAN'T RIDE A 2-WHEELER,
CAN YOU?

MY DAD SAID
HE WOULD TEACH ME.

HE GOT BUSY.

I COULD TEACH YOU.

OK.
COME ON.

DON'T LET GO.
I WON'T.

DON'T LET GO!

I'M NOT.
I WON'T.

HEY, JACEY!

I'M DOING IT!
I'M RIDING ALONE!

BILLY, SARAH, LOOK,
I'M RIDING ALONE!

EXCUSE ME. I'M LOOKING
FOR A BRACELET.

IT SAYS "DIANE" ON IT.

I, UH, GOT YOU
A PRESENT.

REALLY? WHY?

BECAUSE I...
I LIKE YOU.

I LOVE IT!

I WANTED ONE
EVER SINCE I LOST
ONE MY DAD GAVE ME.

THAT'S THE ONE
YOUR DAD GAVE YOU.

HOW DID YOU
FIND THIS?

SCHOOL LOST AND FOUND.

THANKS.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

OK. OK. QUIET, EVERYBODY.

THE WINNER OF
THE JELLYBEAN CONTEST

WITH A GUESS OF 2,456
IS...

TERRY MARTIN.

YOU DID IT, SON.
YOU GUESSED IT
RIGHT.

OH, I'M SO PROUD
OF YOU.

♪ SILENT NIGHT ♪

♪ HOLY NIGHT ♪

♪ ALL IS CALM ♪

♪ ALL IS BRIGHT ♪

♪ 'ROUND YON VIRGIN MOTHER
AND CHILD ♪

♪ HOLY INFANT
SO TENDER AND MILD ♪

♪ SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE ♪

♪ SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE ♪

MAKE A BASKET,
BILLY.

Boy: COME ON, BILLY!
SHOOT IT! COME ON, MAN!

[APPLAUSE]

HEY, WAY TO GO.

WHERE DID YOU
LEARN THAT?

SANTA GAVE IT TO ME.

WELL, I AM
VERY IMPRESSED.

WATCH OUT, SON.

YOU'RE BEGINNING
TO ENJOY CHRISTMAS.

♪ SILENT NIGHT,
HOLY NIGHT ♪

♪ ALL IS CALM,
ALL IS BRIGHT ♪

♪ 'ROUND YON VIRGIN... ♪

AND A LIGHT SNOW BEGAN TO
FALL ON THE FIRST CHRISTMAS.

♪ HOLY INFANT
SO TENDER AND MILD ♪

♪ SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE ♪

♪ SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE ♪

AND PEOPLE EVERYWHERE LEARNED
THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.

IT'S NOT ABOUT PRESENTS
OR MONEY.

IT'S ABOUT FAMILY
AND COMMUNITY...

KNOWING YOUR FAMILY,
UNDERSTANDING WHO THEY ARE,

APPRECIATING THEM,
AND KEEPING THEM CLOSE.

CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT
TREATING YOUR COMMUNITY
LIKE MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY,

CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER.

WE ALL NEED TO LEARN TO
DO OUR BEST EVERY DAY,

AND LIFE WILL
FALL INTO PLACE.

♪ CHRIST THE SAVIOR
IS BORN ♪

♪ CHRIST THE SAVIOR... ♪

HI, MRS. PATRICK.

I'M BILLY
FROM JACKSON'S
GENERAL STORE.

MY DAD TOLD ME
TO TELL YOU

THAT YOU WON
OUR CHRISTMAS
CONTEST.

HERE'S YOUR PRIZE.

OH, THANK YOU, SON.
THAT'S VERY SWEET.

AND MY MOM
ALSO ASKED ME
TO ASK YOU

IF YOU COULD
COME TO OUR HOUSE

FOR A LATE DINNER
TONIGHT.

I WISH I COULD,
BUT LOOK AT MY CLOTHES,

AND MY HAIR
NEEDS FIXING.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

OH, THIS IS GOING TO BE
SO MUCH FUN, MRS. PATRICK!

I JUST LOVE MAKEOVERS.

[DOORBELL RINGING]

I'LL GET IT.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

OH, IT'S SO GOOD
TO SEE YOU.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

HEY.

Man: THE TREE
IS BEAUTIFUL.

OH, YOU CAME!

WHY WOULDN'T I?

I THOUGHT
YOU HATED CHRISTMAS.

WHAT? IMPOSSIBLE.
NOBODY HATES CHRISTMAS.

[LAUGHS]
COME ON.

Molly:
LOOK WHO'S HERE.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.
THANK YOU.

I'M SO GLAD
YOU COULD COME.

THANKS
FOR THE COOKIES.

OH, ANYTIME,
ANY HOLIDAY.

MR. CHARMERS,
MERRY CHRISTMAS.

THANK YOU.

EGGNOG?

I DON'T SEE WHY NOT.

MR. CHARMERS,
I WOULD LIKE YOU
TO MEET...

MRS. PATRICK.

MRS. PATRICK,
MERRY CHRISTMAS
TO YOU.

WHAT A LOVELY DRESS.
VERY FESTIVE.

Mrs. Patrick:
THANK YOU.

NICE WORK.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
HONEY.

GREAT PARTY.

THANK YOU.

YOU KNOW,
I STILL LOVE THAT.

YOU SURE YOU WON'T
LET ME BUY IT?

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
DAVID.

AND SHE SAID, "YOU KNOW,
THE ONLY THING I WISH

IS THAT WE COULD HAVE
SOME SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS."

IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES,
IT STARTED TO SNOW,

AND IT DIDN'T STOP
FOR ABOUT 4 DAYS.

WE COULDN'T SEE THE HOUSE
FROM THE FRONT.

I BET SHE WISHED
FOR THAT AGAIN
ONE TIME.

SO, UM...

AM I ALLOWED TO
HUG YOU IN PUBLIC?

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
HONEY.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MOM.

OH, I ALMOST FORGOT.
I GOT A PRESENT FOR YOU.

FOR ME?

YEAH. COME ON.

[GASPS]
HONEY!

OH!

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

YOU ARE...

THE MOST
WONDERFUL SON

ANY MOTHER
COULD EVER HAVE.

OH!

ME. ME. ME.

[CHUCKLES]

YOU.
YEAH, ME.

OH, NO. REMEMBER THIS?
YOUR FIRST CAR.

WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK!

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
I LOVED THAT CAR.

YOU DIDN'T SEEM TO
HAVE ANY PROBLEM

ASKING ME TO
TAKE YOU ANYWHERE
YOU WANTED TO GO.

YEAH, RIGHT.
WHAT DID WE CALL IT?

THE CHICK-MOBILE.

WE DROVE IT ALL THE WAY
TO THE MOUNTAINS

JUST TO MEET
DEBBIE JANSEN'S COUSIN,
REMEMBER?

YEAH. THAT WAS
THE YEAR DAD DIED.

YOU MOVED TO D.C.

I SURE MISSED
WORKING WITH YOU
IN THE STORE.

WELL, IT WAS YOUR STORE.

WHAT ARE YOU--

HE LEFT IT
TO BOTH OF US.

I HAD DREAMS OF MY OWN.

I WANTED TO
RUN A DIFFERENT
KIND OF STORE...

BIGGER.

BETTER?

I DON'T KNOW.

YOU JUST WANTED
TO PROVE TO DAD

THAT YOU COULD
RUN A STORE
AS WELL AS I COULD.

THAT WAS STUPID.
DAD WAS DEAD.

THAT'S RIGHT, DAVE.

DAD'S DEAD.

THERE'S NOTHING LEFT
TO PROVE ANYMORE.

I GUESS.

YOU'VE BUILT
A HUGE EMPIRE.

DAD WOULD HAVE BEEN
SO PROUD OF YOU.

I'M PROUD OF YOU...

EVEN IF YOU DO HAVE
YOUR NAILS DONE.

I WAS THINKING
OF MOVING BACK HOME.

YEAH, I KNOW, BUT I GOT
TO TELL YOU AGAIN,

I'M JUST NOT
INTERESTED IN WORKING
IN THAT VALUEMALL.

OH, FORGET ABOUT
THE VALUEMALL.

SOMETHING ABOUT
THIS CHRISTMAS,

BEING HERE TOGETHER,

IT'S MADE ME REALIZE
HOW MUCH I'M MISSING.

I NEVER SEE CAROLINE.

MISSED MOST OF JACEY'S
CHILDHOOD.

I SHOULD JUST SELL
THE WHOLE CHAIN.

ACTUALLY, I'M THINKING
OF COMING BACK TO WORK WITH YOU.

WITH ME?

IN THE STORE.

MAKING
DELIVERIES.

Both: THE CHICK-MOBILE!

YEAH.

[FOOTSTEPS]

HEY.
HEY.

HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY
HOW PROUD I AM OF YOU?

YOU TRY TO TEACH YOUR KIDS
THE THINGS YOU THINK
REALLY MATTER,

BUT YOU NEVER KNOW
IF THEY'RE LISTENING.

THANKS FOR LISTENING,
SON.

SURE, DAD.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
DAD.

THERE'S SOMETHING
UNDER MY BED.

CAN I SLEEP WITH YOU?

THERE'S NOTHING
UNDER YOUR BED, SARAH.

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

LET'S GO AND SEE.

SEE? THERE'S NOTHING
TO BE AFRAID OF.

LOOK UNDER MY BED.

THERE'S NOTHING
UNDER YOUR BED.
LOOK AND SEE.

NO WAY.
IT'S TOO DARK.

SARAH, LOOK UNDER
YOUR BED.

I'M SCARED.

IT'S OK.

IS THIS ALL FOR ME?

YEP.

A LITTLE HOUSE
AND CHRISTMAS TREES.

THIS IS
SO TOTALLY GREAT.

I'M GLAD
YOU LIKE IT.

I LOVE IT, BILLY.
THANKS.

NO SWEAT.

I THINK I'LL SLEEP
IN HERE TONIGHT.

OK.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
BILLY.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
SARAH.

[BELL RINGING]

GETTING BETTER, MR. KELLY.
ALMOST LOOKS REAL.

[BELLS RINGING]

HO HO HO HO!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

SANTA?!

HO HO HO!
HO HO HO!

HO HO HO!

IS THAT IT?

IS IT OVER?
IS CHRISTMAS OVER?

SARAH,
THERE IS A SANTA.

I WAS WRONG.

HE'S REAL.

I KNOW.

YOU'RE THE ONE
THAT DIDN'T BELIEVE.

Radio Announcer: IT'S 7 A.M.
ON YOUR NUMBER ONE MUSIC STATION
IN GREENWOOD FALLS.

Sarah: SANTA CAME!
SANTA CAME!

MAN!

Molly: YOU HAVE TO WAVE
TO DADDY FIRST,

AND NOW YOU CAN GO AHEAD.
OH, BUT WAIT...

I'M SORRY.
DID WE WAKE YOU UP?

SARAH JUST WANTED
TO WATCH THE VIDEO
OF CHRISTMAS.

[WHISPERING]
A doll.

[SIGHS]

IT'S OVER.

THIS WAS THE BEST
CHRISTMAS EVER,
WASN'T IT?

I WAS VERY PROUD OF
YOU TWO YESTERDAY.

AND YOU SEEMED TO
ENJOY CHRISTMAS
THIS YEAR

MORE THAN YOU HAVE
SINCE YOU WERE
A LITTLE BOY.

WHAT WAS DIFFERENT
THIS YEAR?

I GUESS I FINALLY
JUST GOT IT.

GOT WHAT?

WELL, CHRISTMAS. YOU KNOW,
THE MEANING OF IT--

US BEING HERE TOGETHER,
APPRECIATING THIS.

I CAN'T WAIT
UNTIL NEXT CHRISTMAS.

364 MORE DAYS 'TIL
THE MOST PERFECT
DAY IN THE WORLD.

DON'T YOU JUST WISH THAT
IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS
EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR?

NO!

♪ CHRISTMAS BELLS
ARE RINGING ♪

♪ AND I CAN FEEL IT
IN MY HEART ♪

♪ WE HAVE TO LIGHT THE WAY ♪

♪ AND IT'S CHRISTMAS
EVERY DAY ♪