Jules Daly is struggling to raise her orphaned niece and nephew (Maggie and Milo) alone, but it isn't easy after getting downsized out of her antique sales job while Milo rebels against the death of his parents through petty theft. With things looking bleak for Christmas, an English butler named Paisley arrives with an invitation for all to come see the kids' emotionally distant grandfather who lives in Castlebury Hall, somewhere near Liechtenstein. With nothing to hold them back, they go, but the grandfather - Edward, Duke of Castlebury - is rather cold over their visit to his castle. So is his other surviving son, Ashton, Prince of Castlebury. Before long, they're all having a good time and looking forward to hosting a Christmas Eve ball, but Jules overhears a conversation from which she draws a wrong conclusion. Written by
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The limousine used in the film is a vintage Daimler, manufactured by Jaguar. See more
When Prince Ashton is playing the violin, Debussy's "Claire de Lune" is heard. The actor's fingering on the violin's fretboard and his bowing are completely out of sync with the music and with the notes. He should be using vibrato which would synchronize with the music and the actor is fingering the fretboard too quickly and touching notes which would not produce a vibrato. See more
Edward Duke of Castlebury
Well, children, is there anything you would like to ask your grandfather?
Yeah, how come you gave us the shaft all these years?
[Jules does a spit-take
References Dawn of the Dead
The Nutcracker Suite
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky See more