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Eloise At Christmastime (2003)

Julie Andrews , Sofia Vassilieva , Kevin Lima  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Julie Andrews, Sofia Vassilieva, Kenneth Welsh, Debra Monk, Gavin Creel
  • Directors: Kevin Lima
  • Writers: Kay Thompson, Elizabeth Chandler
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Unknown)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002VEWY2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,440 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Eloise At Christmastime" on IMDb

Special Features

"The Making Of ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME" -- A look at how this classic book was adapted for the screen.

Editorial Reviews

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It's tinsel and holly and "fa la la lolly" when Eloise lends her unique brand of holiday spirit to this made-for-television movie inspired by Kay Thompson's book of the same name. Sofia Vassilieva shines as ruckus-raising Eloise, who can simultaneously exasperate and exhilarate the genteel staff of New York's Plaza hotel. In the days before Christmas, Eloise learns that Rachel (Sara Topham), the daughter of Plaza owner Mr. Peabody (Victor A. Young), is returning after a long absence to marry mystery man Brooks Oliver (Rick Roberts). Eloise insists on helping with the Yuletide nuptials while plotting a matchmaking scheme of her own--to find true love for her best pal Bill (Gavin Creel), a free-spirited hotel waiter. Meanwhile, Eloise keeps busy sprinkling holiday mirth on everyone, including her beloved Nanny, played "rawther" marvelously by Julie Andrews. Whereas Eloise at the Plaza portrays the precocious 6-year-old as mostly mischievous, this film showcases her compassionate side which, together with the strong ensemble cast, offers plenty of Christmas cheer. Watch for the sizzling chemistry and musical talents of Topham and Creel. (Ages 5 and older) --Lynn Gibson

Product Description

Julie Andrews, Sofia Vassilieva. Look in on how precocious six-year-old Eloise drags her Nanny" around with her as she finds the most interesting ways to celebrate Christmas. 2003/color/87 min/NR.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Divine December 12, 2004
Format:DVD
Eloise, she is such fun. And I wish that I could live in the Plaza and share her adventures, and be her 'Mostly Companion.' Eloise played by Sophia Vassilieva was a perfect choice and was absolutely divine. And of course Julie Andrews!!! She is wonderful!

Everyone, in this film, is just so wonderful, that you feel that you are there! Everything is realistic, but make believe at the same time! Eloise, the clever, bratty, fun, loveable, sweet, and so caring is just the character that little girls love!

This movie is about 4 really main characters: Eloise (of course), Bill (the waiter) Nanny (Nanny), and Rachel, (The Plaza owners daughter). Eloise becomes involved in matchmaking. When Rachel returns from college with her fiance, Eloise and her become friends. And she finds out that Rachel loved the plaza when she was her age. She also finds out that her and Bill are old sweethearts and still secretly in love, against the will of her father who wants her to marry someone of importance.

And Brooks, her fiance is in his opinion perfect. But Eloise discovers Brookes secret, and contrives plots to get him out of the way and to put Bill in his place. Whether it's being kidnapped, spying, or helping the awful Mrs. Thornton have a Merry Christmas, Kevin Lima makes Eloise shine in the true spirit of the holidays!

Merry Christmas!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eloise is such fun!! December 7, 2004
By Adorem
Format:DVD
Eloise is a six-year-old girl. While her mom travels the world, Eloise (Sofia Vassilieva) spends most of her time in New York City's Plaza Hotel, where she lives with her "mostly companion", rawther British Nanny (Julie Andrews). Eloise has quite the reputation at the Plaza; all of the employees know her routine daily adventures of curiousity and mischief.

Eloise at Christmastime is the second Wonderful World of Disney television movie adapted from Kay Thompson's popular line of picture books. Filmed directly after Eloise at the Plaza, this 2003 film retains director Kevin Lima and all of the relevant cast of its predecessor.

It's Christmastime in New York City, and Eloise anticipates her mother's return home. Meanwhile, in her ritual explorations, Eloise discovers a different return: the daughter (Sara Topham) of Plaza owner Mr. Peabody (Victor Young) has come home to be married on Christmas Eve to Brooks Oliver (Rick Roberts), a Harvard-educated young man that Eloise has her suspicions about.

Eloise's journeys around the Plaza also uncover that the crabby Mrs. Thornton's days at the Plaza may be numbered, though not as she first assumes. And the precocious girl later learns that her best friend and regular room service provider Bill (Gavin Creel), still has feelings for his ex-girlfriend, the soon-to-be-wed Rachel Peabody who he hasn't seen in years.

The film is comfortable in exploring the Plaza with the same pace and perspective of its rambunctious young matchmaker protagonist. It's never in any hurry to bring you the upbeat conclusion you seem to anticipate, instead choosing to bask in the drama and fun of Eloise's experiences.

From the title, you can imagine that Christmas figures largely in the film, and it does.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than The First February 19, 2005
Format:DVD
I can't say that I toatlly enjoyed the first Eloise made for T.V. movie by Disney but, my youngest cousin wanted to give this a go for family movie night around the holidays. I watch it and was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it.

Little Eloise is done wonderfully by Sophia who plays the michviously little girl who just loves Christmas at the plaza. Eloise manages to change lives close to Christmas day having old friends re-connect as lovers and rescue a friend from a doomed marriage or help a grieving mother manage to stay at her home. Not to mention getting into plenty of trouble and buying heaps of presents. Eloise all in all has the life every little girl wants to have. I found myself dreaming about being at the Plaza at Christmastime myself.

My little cousin loved the movie and I enjoyed it myself. It's a perfect movie to add to your Christmas collection or just to watch with your kids. Right now, we're watching it in Febuary!!! It's a great treasure and I can only hope this isn't the last in the Eloise series.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I grew up reading the Eloise books and always loved them. We read those stories over and over and thought that Eloise and all of her antics were hillarious to the point that my sister and I wanted to BE Eloise. However, when my sister purchased this movie for my 3 year old daughter I was a little concerned. Though I love the Eloise stories, I didn't necessarily think that Eloise was the best role model for my impressionable young daughter. However, to my very happy surprise, Disney has managed to present an adorable, sweet, caring version of the little girl from the books, while still staying true to so many of her little quirks and mischief that make her so lovable and entertaining.

This movie is very well acted all around, especially by the Eloise and Nanny (Julie Andrews) characters, both of whom have a warmth and sweetness not evident in the book that only adds to movie version and makes it much more appropriate for kids. Purists of the book that are looking for pure sass and troublemaking in Eloise may thinik the movie too soft, but it is a perfect interpretation for family viewing.

This is a great movie that can be enjoyed not only at Christmas, but throughout the year!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fave.
Received quickly. This is my absolute favorite children's movie and it arrived in perfect condition. No issues at all! Thank you! LOVE!
Published 16 days ago by Nicole Westhoff
5.0 out of 5 stars cute kid movie
Cute kid movie I've never see before and it was very cute. I was not aware of the books. Its kinda funny to see Julie Andrews w a sorta drunken voice. Ive enjoyed the movie!
Published 22 days ago by DogBreath101
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Eloise.
We bought a slew of holiday movies because it is so hard to rent them around Christmas. Only thing I don't like about this movie is that it is so sad to hear what became of Julie... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Theodocia
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love it!
As with the first Eloise, I just love it! This too is a classic! My granddaughter and I watch it together and we just howl! Read more
Published 24 days ago by cr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
I love this movie very much!
My wife loves it even more.
I wish all movies were this charming and fun to watch!
Published 29 days ago by SaintlyMic
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful!
Delightful story that takes place at Christmas time. Safe for children to watch & adults will like it too. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ArelenMills
5.0 out of 5 stars nannersgrum
I absolutely love, love, love this movie. Would recommend to anyone who loves good clean movies, there is no cursing or sex in it, that is why I loved so much.
Published 1 month ago by Ann Strickland
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely love this movie.
I absolutely love this movie. It is always cute to see her getting into trouble for "true love's sake. Read more
Published 1 month ago by blp
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandchildren loved
I didn't like so much, I thought she was a spoiled brat but my grand kids love it and that's what counts!!!
Published 1 month ago by AWV909
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining!
I am a die hard New Englander & enjoy seeing as much of New York as possible during the Holiday Season. This movie entertains me & allows me to see New York!
Published 2 months ago by Elayne D. Lindsey
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