One: At a clinic Syd is talking to a little
girl, Reneé in a reindeer outfit. She
has injured her leg, and is walking on crutches;
they walk to the girl's father.
... No more reindeer games for a
I promise Dr. Hansen.
Heeey Sweetie, ready to go home?
(Chuckling) Mr. Henderson, you need to have this
hoof elevated and iced.
Yes Doctor (shakes her hand), thank you.
(Waking away with his daughter) Merry
Two: With her dead mother, Lynda, as a guide
Syd goes to her family home. It is decorated
for Christmas and three children -- a teen age
boy,Todd, and teen girl, Jane,and a little girl
dressed in a reindeer outfit, Reneé from
the clinic -- are in the living room dressing
the tree. The little girl is confused and frightened
and calls for her father.
DADDY THERE'S A STRANGE
LADY IN THE HALLWAY. DADDY DO SOMETHING!
Sid, through the hall towards her father who
is in another room.
(Carrying a model airplane) what is it
He pushes her
into the room and walks down the hallway.
Kids, go see if your mom needs help
making cookies in the kitchen.
(She and her brother walk towards the kitchen)
Merry Christmas lady.
(Pointing at him) I know you your Mr. ahh--
...Henderson (obvious annoyed).
Right! Your daughter had the sprained ankle.
(Frowning, obviously thinking something is wrong
with her) There's nothing wrong
with her ankle. You must be thinking of someone
else. Noooww, what exactly do
I want to know what are you doing
in this house?!
This is our home! And I think
it is time that you left!
This is not your home. This home
belongs to the Hansen family!
Ahh (walking into the family room, and pointing)
this is our furniture.
Ohh, now I understand. You're
looking for the previous (motioning
with his hand) owners. We bought this house from
Jim Hansen last spring, lock, stock, and barrel.
What happened to his vet clinic?
We converted it to a wreck room for the kids.
Do you know where he went?
about to go look)I have his address around here
somewhere, but.... Actually I have a pile of his
vet magazines if you wouldn't mind taking them
along. Why don't you just sit down (pointing to
her) and I'll be right back.... Okay.
He leaves the
room, turns around and smiles. Then as he walks
off her mother's ghost pops up. She explains
that since Syd never returned home everything
Scene Three: Throughout the day her mother shows
her how much things have changed for her family
-- all for the worse. Later that night, Syd
peeks at the window, watching the Henderson
family happily celebrating Christmas as a family;
Christmas music is playing in the background.
It is like the ones she and her family always
Good... all right... Oh, tumble
down. Tumble down. Tree's all set honey. All right...we're
going to be getting... Jane. Oh, there's Reneé.
Whoa, we almost ran into each other. There's Todd.
Just then Syd's
mother pops up behind her, she looks over her
shoulder into the house.
Take a picture, Darling, it'll last longer.
Ohh, that's mine... be careful with that one...
draws the curtains. So Syd on longer can watch
the happy family gathering.
Syd and her mother
walk off. Of course she has learned her lesson,
and she awakens the following morning, in her
family home, and nothing has changed.