Lucy is hired to write the script for a remake of a beloved holiday movie. She joins a tour of the grounds and when she knocks an hourglass over, she finds herself transported back in time to 1946.
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"A Biltmore Christmas" originally aired November 26th, 2023. And it went a little something like this...
The movie kicks off showing us some scenes from a classic movie, His Merry Wife, starring Jack Hutson. Screenwriter, Lucy Hardgrove, has been tasked with writing a remake of His Merry Wife, and she wants to change the ending. Her boss Michael is like, “you know what I think you need? To see Biltmore in all it's glory. It'll help show you that you don't mess with a classic.”
Her problem with the original is that the happy ending just isn't realistic. You know what is realistic? Balsam Hill trees with those beautiful ornaments. She makes it to Asheville and heads straight to the Biltmore for a very magical tour.
She is shown this giant hour class from the movie. She takes a call and during the call, the hourglass falls over. She picks it back up and walks out of the room and she is on set in 1947. She sees Jack Hutson and freaks out and runs back to the room. She closes her eyes and when she opens them, she's back in 2023. She then sees some people in cosplay for the movie, so she assumes that’s what she must've seen. But she can't stop wondering....was it real?
She heads back to the library and flips the hourglass again. Suddenly, she's back in 1947. Someone on set assumes she must be in the movie, so she is rushed to wardrobe and handed a dress. Next thing she knows, she's holding candy in the background of a scene. After the scene, Jack comes up and he's like, “hey it's you.” She says her name is Sandra Bullock and Dan is immediately aroused.
She tells him she knows what happens in this movie but he's like, “no that's not the ending, but I’ve been thinking it should be a happier ending.” She runs back to the library and waits for the hourglass to expire. She realizes that may the original ending is exactly what she's looking for, so she decides she gonna keep going back until she finds out what the original ending was and why they changed it.
So she starts poking around and obviously Jack takes a notice. She tells him that she is here from the studio. In all of the frenzy, she accidentally knocks the hourglass over and it breaks. So now she's stuck in 1947 which is bad news aside from the fact that she gets to spend a ton of time with Jack Hutson. The sparks are FLYINGGGGG.
They get back to the hotel and she sees the director sitting at the bar. She goes to talk to him and accidentally leaves a note behind from the lead actor asking to replace the lead actress. She finds this note and decides to quit. Now this would be bad news because she'd be changing the future, so she and Jack rush to the train office to help convince her to stay.
Jack asks Lucy to be his date at the Christmas party. She says yes.
The director tells her that he's decided to do the happy ending. Jack and Lucy slow dance as if the night would never end...and they kiss! He gives her his watch so that anytime she's running late, she can think of him. She realizes she done goofed and has fallen in love, so she leaves. She finds out that the hourglass has been fixed.
Just then, Balaban, the studio exec, shows up and he's real mad. Someone has been meddling where they don't belong! So they chase her into the library and Jack locks the door. She tells him the truth and he agrees to distract everyone until she gets to the hour glass and they kiss big ones. She tries to warm him about his death on Christmas eve 1948, but she gets chased out before she can say what happens on that day.
She finds it sideways in the prop guys truck. Jack calls out to her. She looks back. And she flips the hourglass and poof. She disappears.
She's back in 2023! There's a screening of the movie at the Biltmore and you can see Lucy in the background as the candy girl. Cut to one year later and the movie is filming at the Biltmore with Wes Brown and Rachel Boston. Lucy kept the happy ending. She goes to see the hourglass one last time and walks out of the Biltmore. She looks behind her and Jack is there!
He says he tried a million times to get the hourglass and wouldn't you know it on Christmas Eve 1948, it finally worked. The hourglass gets locked away sideways, and he'll be here forever. They kiss as it fades out to see the Biltmore one last time.
And that my friends was A Biltmore Christmas!”