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.
Did You Know?
Director cameo: Michael Damian appears as the owner of the antique store at the beginning of the movie. See more
Ashton is wearing a black waistcoat with white tie and tails. The waistcoat should be white for white-tie. 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 Night of the Living Dead
The Nutcracker Suite
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky See more