With the holiday season around the corner, we all want to rest in our beds with thick socks covering our toes, our hands holding a warm cup of hot chocolate, and a nice, sweet, and romantic movie playing on our TV screens. Don’t we?
A Biltmore Christmas is the new Hallmark movie shot exclusively in Biltmore that checks off all our boxes. The film follows Lucy, who is hired to write the script for a holiday movie. As a scriptwriter, this is THE job offer of her life. It’s a remake of a Christmas classic film, His Merry Wife, and she is determined to do her best.
But when she changes the original ending, giving it a modern touch, her boss, Michael Balaban, is not too thrilled. She reasons with him, saying that they must give something modern and relatable to the young audience. But instead of getting him to agree with her, she is sent to the historic Biltmore house for research purposes and inspiration.
Michael thinks that the original castle might inspire her since the writer of the original film also stayed there. With no other choice, Lucy agrees to do it and braces herself for the journey.
Lucy In The Castle
As soon as she settles in the castle, she is invited for the house tour, which brings a twist to her boring story. During the house tour of the ginormous castle, Lucy mistakenly flips an hourglass and somehow ends up traveling back in time to the 1947 set of His Merry Wife. At first, like all the surprises, she wondered what was happening, if it was a prank.
But when she realizes what is going on, she chooses to look at the bright side. This could be a perfect opportunity to get to know more about the original movie, she thinks. This way, she believes, she could write a better script.
But, it’s not as easy as it seems because there are other factors to consider, such as traveling back in time to her world, the time she doesn’t have. Lucy can easily return to her time and life by just putting the hourglass upside down, but before that happens, she needs to find out something else.
Lucy’s Quest To Learn About The Ending
She runs into Jack Huston and learns that William West has decided on an alternate ending for the movie. A tragic ending that resembled the kind she wrote. However, she can’t learn more about it because everyone related to the film is long gone.
She needs to know why William changed the ending to convince Michael to choose her alternate ending, and she needs to do it quickly. In her real timeline, the hourglass is going to a curator’s private collection after the Christmas party, which means she has one day to fix everything.
Will Lucy’s Luck When It Comes Love Change?
The film progresses, and Jack falls for Lucy’s innocence, but since she hasn’t been completely honest with him, she reveals her situation. She returns to her original timeline, but this time, she is not the same and is nursing a broken heart. She might be here, but she can’t get Jack out of her mind, and her love story remains unfinished.
Due to this whole incident, Lucy realizes that Michael was indeed right and accepts that happy endings can happen in real life as well. She thinks she can’t have a happy ending in her life, but Christmas is filled with unexpected miracles, and she gets one of her own.
Jack uses the hourglass to travel into the future, giving up his acting career, and both of them share a kiss in front of the castle that brings them together.
In the beginning, Lucy felt she would never get her fairy tale ending while Jack’s character was going through some things of his own. By the end, they unlearn their thoughts and get their happy endings.