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Director  Kevin Lima
Music director  Bruce Broughton
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Family, Comedy, Drama
Country  United States
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Writer  Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight, Elizabeth Chandler
Release date  November 22, 2003
Awards  Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Childrens Programs
Cast  Julie Andrews (Nanny), Sofia Vassilieva (Eloise), Kenneth Welsh (Sir Wilkes), Debra Monk (Maggie), Jason Jones (Bartender)
Similar movies  The Nightmare Before Christmas, A Christmas Tree Miracle, Elf, The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, Scrooged

Eloise at Christmastime is a live-action film based on the 1958 book of the same name written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight. The film was produced by Handmade Films and DiNovi Pictures for Walt Disney Television with distribution handled by the ABC Television Network. It was released on both VHS and DVD in 2003 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. As of 2009, the movie was shown in the 25 Days of Christmas programming block on ABC Family, but it was not part of the block in 2010. In 2011 to 2013, it was aired on the Hallmark Channel as part of their "Countdown to Christmas". In 2016, it was aired on Discovery Family.


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The film stars young Sofia Vassilieva as Eloise, a six-year-old girl who lives in the penthouse at the top of the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

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This story takes place immediately after the events of Eloise at the Plaza; Eloise receives a package full of Spy stuff from her friend Leon, the supporting character in the previous film who did spy work with Eloise.

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The movie begins with a shot of the Hotel Lobby, with a large pink gift box leaning on the display table, in the middle of the room. The hotel manager, Mr. Salamone, asks one of the staff to take the box to the package room. Two of the staff take the gift box to the package room. When they leave, the box is opened and we see Eloise crawling out. Eloise is on a mission to find any presents in the package room from her mother, who has taken a trip to Paris.

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When Eloise does not find any packages from her mother, she then leaves the room in a large mess. She skips towards the lobby, and pushes into a long line at the check-in desk and interrupts a conversation between Mr. Salamone and two patrons, wishing to upgrade their current hotel suite to a park-side view room.

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Eloise asks Mr. Salamone if there have been any packages from her mother in Paris, and he replies that there hasn't. He pushes her away, telling Eloise that he is currently very busy. Eloise pushes in the line again, offering Mr. Salamone some unnecessary assistance. Mr. Salamone declines, pushing Eloise away from the hectic line.

Eloise leaves, but is instantly back in a flash, when she notices a suspicious man waiting in the queue. She thinks that this patron is a spy, but Mr. Salamone declines, and instantly changes the subject so that Eloise can leave the line. He requests Eloise to look out for the hotel's Christmas Tree Delivery, which is due to be at the Plaza any moment. He tells Eloise to inform him when the delivery arrives.

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Eloise leaves the line, and tells the "spy" that she is keeping her eye on him.

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The main focal point of the story deals with the impending marriage between Rachel Peabody, the hotel owner's daughter, and a bachelor named Brooks Oliver, who was chosen by Rachel's family to be her husband.

Eloise eventually learned that Oliver is into doing something suspicious. She also found out that Rachel had taken a liking to Bill, a room service waiter and one of her friends, four years earlier. When Mr. Peabody became aware of his daughter's relationship with Bill, he then sent his daughter to a university, hoping to break his daughter's ties with the waiter. Eloise then intervened with the relationship, much to the disappointment of Rachel's father.

She then succeeded at restoring Bill and Rachel's romance with each other; Oliver is then arrested for forgery, and Mrs. Thornton, who was in danger of being evicted, is granted a permanent stay at the Plaza. And to top it off, Eloise's mom arrives and they rejoice.


  • Sofia Vassilieva as Eloise
  • Julie Andrews as Nanny
  • Kenneth Welsh as Sir Wilkes
  • Debra Monk as Maggie
  • Gavin Creel as Bill
  • Rick Roberts as Brooks
  • Sara Topham as Rachel Peabody
  • Corinne Conley as Mrs. Thornton
  • Christine Baranski as Prunella Stickler
  • Jeffrey Tambor as Mr. Salomone
  • Araxi Arslanian as Head of Housekeeping
  • Tannis Burnett as Miss Thompson
  • Neil Crone as Agent Kringle
  • Arlene Duncan as Lily
  • Sean Gallagher as Rick
  • Graham Harley as Walter
  • Colm Magner as Thomas the Maitre'd
  • Debra McGrath as Cornelia
  • Gerry Quigley as Jerry
  • Julian Richings as Patrice
  • Cliff Saunders as Max
  • Tony Sciara as Assistant Chef Marco
  • David Sparrow as Charlie, the 59th Street Doorman
  • Victor A. Young as Mr. Peabody
  • References

    Eloise at Christmastime Wikipedia
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