The Polar Express   View more episodes

Aired at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 (12/22/2009)      View all transcripts from this day

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00:00:00DAD: Santa will be here before you know it.
00:00:03(whispers): So go to sleep.
00:00:07(soft jingling) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:00:35Hm.
00:00:39Mm-hmm.
00:00:50"Stark... barren." "Devoid of life." (footsteps approaching) (door creaks softly) DAD (whispering): He's got to be asleep by now.
00:01:11MOM: He used to stay awake all night, waiting for Santa.
00:01:16I think those days are just about over.
00:01:18Oh, that would be sad if that were true.
00:01:21Yeah, an end of the magic.
00:01:26Merry Christmas, sweetheart.
00:01:36DAD: See? He's out like a light.
00:01:38An express train wouldn't wake him up now.
00:01:44BOY: "End of the magic"?
00:01:55(clock ticking) (ticking grows louder) (ticking stops) (soft metallic rattle) (clattering in distance) (low rumbling) (clattering, rumbling grow louder) (clattering, rumbling grow even louder) (steam whistle blowing) (train chugging) (chugging slows) (brakes squeaking) (fabric rips) (marbles clattering) (train brakes squeaking) (chugging slows to a stop) (deep whooshing) (deep clank) (squeak, metallic groan) (squeak echoing) (steam hisses) (metallic groaning, steam hissing) (steam hissing) (squeaking) (hissing, squeaking continue) CONDUCTOR: All... aboard!
00:04:06All aboard!
00:04:10(deep, echoing squeak) (quiet, sustained squeaks) (train quiets) Well? You comin'?
00:04:39(steam hisses) Where?
00:04:43Why, to the North Pole, of course!
00:04:46This is the Polar Express!
00:04:50The North Pole?
00:04:52(smacks lips): I see.
00:04:55Hold this, please.
00:04:57Thank you.
00:04:59Is this you?
00:05:04Yeah.
00:05:05Well, it says here, no photo with a department store Santa this year, no letter to Santa, and you made your sister put out the milk and cookies.
00:05:13Mm, mm.
00:05:14Sounds to me like this is your crucial year.
00:05:16If I were you, (quietly): I would think about climbing on board.
00:05:23Come on, come on, come on.
00:05:25I've got a... schedule to keep.
00:05:27(grunts): Oh!
00:05:31Suit yourself.
00:05:34(steam hisses) (train whistle blowing) (train chugging slowly) (squeaking) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:05:59♪♪ ♪♪
00:06:09(train wheels clacking) (conductor clears throat) (children singing faintly) ♪♪ ...And join the fun, ♪♪ 'Cause that's the way things happen on the Polar Express! ♪♪
00:06:37(singing and playful shouting) You'll get cooties on 'em!
00:06:40♪♪ Ding, ding, her bell will ring ♪♪
00:06:42♪♪ Golly, look at her go ♪♪
00:06:43♪♪ You can wonder if she'll get there soon ♪♪
00:06:45♪♪ It's anybody's guess ♪♪
00:06:46♪♪ 'Cause that's the way thing♪
00:06:51♪♪ When we get there ♪♪
00:06:53♪♪ We'll scream "Yay!" ♪♪
00:06:54♪♪ We'll arrive with a bang, bang, bang ♪♪
00:06:56♪♪ A woo, hoo, hoo, laughing all the way ♪♪
00:06:59♪♪ With a comfy seat and lots to eat ♪♪
00:07:01♪♪ Boy, it's just the best ♪♪
00:07:02♪♪ Wish it wouldn't ever have to end ♪♪
00:07:06♪♪ With a little luck ♪♪
00:07:06♪♪ We'll be on time, there's no need to stress ♪♪
00:07:08♪♪ 'Cause that's the way things happen on the Polar Express. ♪♪
00:07:16Hey. Hey, you.
00:07:18Yeah, you. Do you know what kind of train this is?
00:07:21Huh?
00:07:22Train!
00:07:22Do you know what kind of train this is? Well, do ya?
00:07:25Uh...
00:07:27Of course.
00:07:29It's a magic train.
00:07:30We're going to the North Pole.
00:07:32I know it's a magic train.
00:07:34Actually, it's a Baldwin 284 S3 class steam locomotive, built in 1931 at the Baldwin Locomotive Works.
00:07:40It weighs 466,100 pounds...
00:07:41Are we really going to the North Pole?
00:07:44Mm-hmm. Hey, look, everybody!
00:07:46Isn't that wonderful?
00:07:47Herpolsheimer's!
00:07:48Herpolsheimer's!
00:07:49(children cheering) Whoa...!
00:07:53("Good King Wenceslas" playing) Wow, look at all those presents!
00:07:57I want all of them!
00:07:58It's so Christmassy and cozy and beautiful!
00:08:08CONDUCTOR: Tickets.
00:08:10Tickets, please.
00:08:13Tickets.
00:08:17Ticket, please.
00:08:19Try your pocket.
00:08:28Try yourotherpocket.
00:08:36♪♪ ♪♪
00:08:47Thank you, sir.
00:08:56(sputters) Hey, watch out there!
00:09:00Oh, look at that!
00:09:01Thank you, sir.
00:09:03Ah-ah-ah, that is a public address microphone.
00:09:06It is not a toy, not a toy.
00:09:07Boy, that guy sure likes to show off with his ticket punch.
00:09:09Look what that wise guy punched on my ticket.
00:09:12L-E. What the heck does that mean?
00:09:14CONDUCTOR (over P.A.): Next stop, 11344 Edbrooke.
00:09:18We're heading for the other side of the tracks!
00:09:24(brakes squeaking) (deep clanking, steam hissing) (echoing squeak) CONDUCTOR: Well? Coming?
00:09:40Eh, it's just another pickup.
00:09:42That's weird-- I thought you were supposed to be the last one.
00:09:45CONDUCTOR: Why, to the North Pole, of course!
00:09:48This is the Polar Express!
00:09:55Suit yourself.
00:10:00(train whistle blows) (clanking and hissing) (train chugging slowly) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:10:22♪♪ ♪♪
00:10:24That... hey, that-that kid wants to get on the train!
00:10:30Come on!
00:10:34Hurry up!
00:10:39♪♪ ♪♪
00:10:41We have to stop the train.
00:10:42I don't know how to stop the train!
00:10:45Pull the emergency brake!
00:10:51(grunting) (deep metallic groan) (steam hisses) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:11:15Who in the blazes applied that emergency brake?!
00:11:18He did!
00:11:21You.
00:11:23In case you didn't know, that cord is for emergency purposes only!
00:11:28And in case you weren't aware, tonight is Christmas Eve.
00:11:32(train whistle blows) And in case you hadn't noticed, this train is on a very tight schedule.
00:11:37Now, young man, Christmas may not be important to some people, but it is very important to the rest of us!
00:11:45But-but-but-but...
00:11:46He was just trying to stop the train so that kid could get on.
00:11:51Hm.
00:11:52I see.
00:11:54Young man, is that what happened?
00:11:59(smack lips): Well...
00:12:03let me remind you, we are on a very tight schedule.
00:12:06A-And I've never been late before!
00:12:08And I am certainly not going to be late tonight!
00:12:12Now, everybody, take your seats, please!
00:12:19Thank you.
00:12:21(train rattles, clanks) (chugging resumes) (over P.A.): Your attention, please.
00:12:26Are there any Polar Express passengers in need of refreshment?
00:12:31CHILDREN: Me! Me! Me!
00:12:33I thought so.
00:12:34(shoes tapping in syncopated rhythm) ♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ Ooh! We got it ♪♪
00:12:44♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ Hey, we got it ♪♪
00:12:46♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ Say, we got it ♪♪
00:12:49♪♪Hot chocolate!♪♪
00:12:50♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ Oh, we got it ♪♪
00:12:52♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ So, we got it ♪♪
00:12:53♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ Yo, we got it ♪♪
00:12:57♪♪Hot chocolate!♪♪
00:12:58♪♪ Here we've only got one rule ♪♪
00:13:00♪♪ Never ever let it cool ♪♪
00:13:02♪♪ Keep it cookin' in the pot ♪♪
00:13:03♪♪ Then you got... ♪♪ ♪♪Hot chocolate!♪♪
00:13:12♪♪ Ooh! We got it ♪♪
00:13:13♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ Hey, we got it ♪♪
00:13:15♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ Say, we got it ♪♪
00:13:17♪♪Hot chocolate!♪♪
00:13:18♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ Oh, we got it ♪♪
00:13:20♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ So, we got it ♪♪
00:13:22♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ Yo, we got it ♪♪
00:13:25♪♪Hot chocolate!♪♪
00:13:27♪♪ Here we only got one rule ♪♪
00:13:28♪♪Here we only got one rule♪♪
00:13:30♪♪ Never ever let it cool ♪♪
00:13:32♪♪Never ever let it cool♪♪
00:13:34♪♪Keep it cookin' in the pot♪♪
00:13:36♪♪ Soon you got hot chocolate ♪♪
00:13:38(jazzy drums play) ♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪
00:13:40♪♪Hey, we got it♪♪ ♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪
00:13:42♪♪Oh, we got it♪♪ ♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪
00:13:44♪♪Yeah, we got it♪♪ ♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪
00:13:46♪♪Whoa, we got it♪♪
00:13:47♪♪Hot, hot!♪♪ ♪♪ Yeah, we got it ♪♪
00:13:49(breathy): ♪♪ Hah, hah! ♪♪
00:13:50♪♪Oh, we got it♪♪ ♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪
00:13:52♪♪Yeah, we got it♪♪
00:13:53(trumpets playing) (music stops) You know, Montezuma, the King of the Aztecs, would drink 50 quarts of hot chocolate every day.
00:14:16It was thick as mud and red because he put chili pepper in it, instead of sugar.
00:14:21Get it? Hot chocolate?
00:14:23How do you know? That's not true.
00:14:25Where you going with that?
00:14:26It's for him.
00:14:27I don't think we're supposed to leave our seats.
00:14:30Yeah, it's a violation of railroad safety regulations for a kid to cross moving cars without a grown-up.
00:14:35I think I'll be okay.
00:14:37Are you sure?
00:14:41(footsteps approaching, shoes squeaking) (cup and saucer rattling quietly) What about this lad in the back?
00:14:51Did he get any refreshment?
00:14:53Mm-mm.
00:14:53Well, let's take some to him, by all means!
00:15:00Watch your step, now. Watch your step.
00:15:04Uh-oh.
00:15:06She forgot her ticket.
00:15:08It hasn't been punched.
00:15:12Hey, what are you doing?
00:15:13You're gonna get us all in trouble.
00:15:23(gasping) (wind gusting) (wind whistling) (train whistle blowing) (howling in distance) (howling) (whistle blows, train rumbling) (panting, barking) (barking) (eagle screeches) (waterfall rumbling) (chirping) (spitting) (rumbling) (whistle blows) (children singing indistinctly) Young lady, forgive me.
00:17:48I believe I have neglected to punch your ticket.
00:17:52May I?
00:17:54I left my ticket right here on the seat.
00:17:59But it's gone.
00:18:01You mean...
00:18:02you have lost your ticket?!
00:18:05She didn't lose her ticket.
00:18:07I did.
00:18:08I was trying to return it to you, but the wind blew it out of my hand.
00:18:16(scoffs) You can have my ticket.
00:18:21(yells) These tickets are not transferable.
00:18:28Young lady, you will just have to come along with me.
00:18:43KNOW-IT-ALL: You know what's gonna happen now, don't you?
00:18:46He's gonna throw her off the train.
00:18:47Yeah, he's gonna probably throw her right off the rear platform.
00:18:51It's standard procedure.
00:18:53That way she won't get sucked down under the wheels.
00:18:55They may slow the train down a little bit, but they're never gonna stop it.
00:18:59Stop it? That's it!
00:19:00I have to stop the train again!
00:19:03No, please, don't do that again!
00:19:05(indistinct talking) (panting) Where'd they go?
00:19:38What happened to them?!
00:19:41Please, she's in big trouble!
00:19:43You have to help me!
00:19:52(wind whistling) (wind whistling) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:20:22Hey!
00:20:26Hey!
00:20:28I found your ticket!
00:20:30Wait!
00:20:34Hey!
00:20:36Wait!
00:20:38I have your ticket!
00:25:17(wind whistling) (playing "Good King Wenceslas," singing indistinctly) Is there something I can do for you?
00:25:45I'm looking for a girl.
00:25:47A gir... (raspy laughing) (laughing continues) Ain't we all?
00:25:57I have her ticket.
00:26:00Well, lookee... lookee here.
00:26:01Oh, this is, uh, this is an official, authentic, genuine ticket to ride.
00:26:08Oh, you better keep this in a safe place, young man, if I was you.
00:26:13I keep all my valuables right here, right here in the old size 13.
00:26:18Experience shows that this is the safest place.
00:26:21Not that I have much use for those.
00:26:25Tickets. Nah.
00:26:26I ride for free.
00:26:28Oh, yeah, yeah.
00:26:28I hop aboard this rattler anytime I feels like it.
00:26:32I own this train. Oh, yeah.
00:26:34It's like I'm the king of this train, yeah.
00:26:37The king of the Pol Ex.
00:26:40In fact, I am the king (echoing): of the North Pole!
00:26:45(gravelly laughter) Oh, where's my manners?
00:26:48Sit, sit. Sit, sit, sit.
00:26:50Take a, take a load off.
00:26:51Here, would you like some joe?
00:26:53Yeah, nice, hot refreshment, perfect for a cold winter's night.
00:27:07(retching, hacking) There, bless you.
00:27:14What about, uh, Santa?
00:27:16Santa?
00:27:17Isn't he the king of the North Pole?
00:27:20You mean, you mean this guy?
00:27:22Huh?
00:27:24Ho, ho, ho, ho.
00:27:25Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho.
00:27:28Ho, ho, ho, ho.
00:27:29Oh, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho.
00:27:32Oh, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ha, ha, ha.
00:27:37What exactly is, is your persuasion on the Big Man?
00:27:43Since you brought him up.
00:27:47Well... I...
00:27:49I want to believe.
00:27:51But...
00:27:53But you don't want to be bamboozled.
00:27:55You don't want to be led down the primrose path.
00:27:58You don't want to be conned or duped.
00:28:01Have the wool pulled over your eyes.
00:28:03Hoodwinked.
00:28:04You don't want to be taken for a ride.
00:28:05Railroaded.
00:28:06(hissing) Seeing is believing.
00:28:14Am I right?
00:28:16But what about this train?
00:28:21What about it?
00:28:22We're all really going to the North Pole, aren't we?
00:28:27Aren't we?
00:28:29Are you saying that this is all just a...
00:28:30dream?
00:28:35You said it, kid! Not me.
00:28:41Ah!
00:28:42So, let's go find that girl.
00:28:52One other thing.
00:28:56Do you believe in ghosts?
00:29:02Interesting.
00:29:06Wait!
00:29:10Wait!
00:29:18Wait!
00:29:24I have to wake up.
00:29:26Yeah, I have to wake up.
00:29:28Wake up. Wake up. Wake up!
00:29:31Oh, wake up!
00:29:36Wake up. Wake up.
00:29:39Wake up! Wake up!
00:29:42Wake up!
00:29:44(gasping, spitting) (train whistle blows) Kid!
00:29:53Kid, get your head out of the clouds!
00:29:56Wake up, kid!
00:29:57There's no sleepwalking on the Polar Express.
00:30:01We gotta jump them knuckles.
00:30:07Come on, kid. Flip my shoulders. Grab my lily.
00:30:12(grunting) That skirt you're chasin' must've moved on ahead.
00:30:16We gotta hightail it to the hog, pronto!
00:30:20To the hog?
00:30:21The engine. The engine, you tenderfoot.
00:30:24We gotta make the engine before we hit Flat Top Tunnel.
00:30:29H-How come?
00:30:30So many questions.
00:30:32There is but one inch of clearance between the roof of this rattler and the roof of Flat Top Tunnel.
00:30:41Savvy?
00:30:43(chugging slows) It's just the run-up to the hump, kid.
00:30:49This'll be interesting.
00:31:00(crackling) (grunts) (grunting) Get back on, kid! Hurry!
00:31:17Grab my muck stick!
00:31:20(screaming) (panting) (dramatic music playing) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:31:54There's only one trick to this, kid.
00:31:58When I say jump...
00:32:03...you jump!
00:32:04(screams) (train chugging at high speed) You!
00:32:30I thought you got thrown off, and...
00:32:32You're driving the train?
00:32:34They put me in charge.
00:32:35The engineer had to check the light.
00:32:37Here's the light!
00:32:38I'll get it. All right now.
00:32:39Hold it. Watch it. (grunting) Oh, I got it!
00:32:44(shrieking) Well, how do you know how?
00:32:48It's easy. Come here, I'll show you.
00:32:49This big lever here, that's the throttle.
00:32:53And then this little one here, that's the brake.
00:32:55And those are the pressure gauges.
00:32:58And that rope is the whistle.
00:33:01The whistle.
00:33:03Mm-hmm.
00:33:04You want to try it?
00:33:06(whistle blows) I've wanted to do that my whole life!
00:33:11(whistle blows) (high-pitched scream) Hold still! Hold still! Don't move!
00:33:20Look!
00:33:21(gasps) What?!
00:33:28(blubbers) Stop the train! Stop the train!
00:33:38Stop the train!
00:33:40Stop... the... train...!
00:33:43BOY: What?!
00:33:43They want us to stop the train.
00:33:46(gasps) Which one of these is the brake?
00:33:48He told me this was the brake. Who?
00:33:51The engineer.
00:33:52The engineer?! Yes.
00:33:53What about this red one? It looks like a brake.
00:33:55No, no, he said this was the brake.
00:33:57Are you sure?
00:33:59Are you sure?!
00:34:04STEAMER (distant): The brake!
00:34:07Pull... the... brake!
00:34:11Stop the train!
00:34:13Pull the brake!
00:34:16(squealing) (shouting) (screeching) Caribou?!
00:34:31(deep huffing) (groans) CONDUCTOR: There can be no Christmas without the Polar Express arriving on time.
00:34:39Am I the only one who understands that?
00:34:42You!
00:34:43I should have known.
00:34:44Young man, are you bound and determined that this train never reaches the North Pole?
00:34:49But look!
00:34:52Caribou crossing?!
00:34:53I make that herd to be at least 100,000, maybe even a million.
00:34:58It's gonna be hours before they clear this track.
00:35:01A tough nut to crack.
00:35:03We are in some serious jelly.
00:35:05In a jam.
00:35:07Tight spot.
00:35:08Up a creek. Up a tree.
00:35:09Lost in the grass. I'll tell you what's grass.
00:35:12Our a... ow... ooh!
00:35:18(screeching) (huffs) (screeches) (screeching) (screeching) (screaming) (screeching) (hoofbeats rumbling) Problem solved.
00:35:56All ahead, slow.
00:36:00(whistle blows) (steam hisses) (hissing, clanking) (chugging slowly) (grand, noble theme building) (music crescendos) (grunting) BOY: We're going pretty fast.
00:36:47Tell the engineer to slow down.
00:36:56Slow it down!
00:36:58Watch the speed!
00:37:01(grunting) (yells) Jumping jeepers, the cotter pin sheared off!
00:37:10What? The pin!
00:37:12Where? There!
00:37:14Oh, no! Oh, no!
00:37:16They can't hear me.
00:37:18They can't?
00:37:23I don't like the look of this.
00:37:24Quick, under the safety bar.
00:37:25BOY: Is every...
00:37:27Is everything all right?
00:37:28What should we do?
00:37:29Well, considering the fact that we have lost communication with the engineer, we are standing totally exposed on the front of the locomotive, the train appears to be accelerating uncontrollably and we are rapidly approaching Glacier Gulch, which just happens to be the steepest downhill grade in the world, I suggest we all hold on tightly!
00:37:54(screaming) (screaming continues) (screaming continues) BOTH: Whoa! The pin!
00:38:16(grunting) (gulps) (gasps, gulps) (shouts) Jiminy Christmas, the ice has frozen over the tracks.
00:38:44(wheels squealing) (crackling) (screaming) Come on.
00:39:07Watch your step.
00:39:08Come on, sweetie. Up you go.
00:39:10Up you go.
00:39:12Shh.
00:39:14Put your feet on here.
00:39:16On you go.
00:39:18CONDUCTOR: Little adventure, huh?
00:39:20Young man, quick thinking on your part.
00:39:29(spits) (metallic groaning, squealing) (creaking, shouting) (rumbling) (shouting): Oh... Oh!
00:39:51Well...
00:39:51that is more like it.
00:39:56What in the name of Mike?
00:39:59(rumbling, crackling) Look!
00:40:06Get us the blazes out of here!
00:40:13(whooshing) Turn this sled around!
00:40:24(wheels scraping over ice) (rapid chugging) Look there!
00:40:41Tracks!
00:40:43Dead ahead!
00:40:50Right!
00:40:57Left!
00:41:03Right!
00:41:09Hang a Louie!
00:41:13Toss a Richie!
00:41:18Port a stern!
00:41:21To the starboard!
00:41:24Oh, my slipper!
00:41:25You're gonna lose your ticket. Right!
00:41:27It's not my ticket, it's yours!
00:41:29It's my ticket? Yes!
00:41:32All right, keep up with me: Left!
00:41:34Right!
00:41:36Left!
00:41:38Right! Left!
00:41:40Right!
00:41:42Left!
00:41:43(grunting) Right!
00:41:45Left!
00:41:46Right!
00:41:48Left!
00:41:49(crackling, rumbling) Oh, no! Oh, no!
00:41:52Right...! Brace yourselves!
00:41:59(steam hissing) (grand, noble theme crescendos) Well, that's more like it.
00:42:11Thank you!
00:42:13Thank you!
00:42:14I can't believe you found my ticket!
00:42:16Did someone say they found a ticket?
00:42:21Well, in that case... tickets, please.
00:42:26(rapid rattling) (spits) (blows) Thank you.
00:42:37L-e?
00:42:38Hey, just like that know-it-all kid.
00:42:47(gentle, noble theme playing) CONDUCTOR: Watch your step!
00:42:57Watch your step! It's tricky walkin' up here.
00:42:58It's mighty slick, mighty slick, I tell you.
00:43:01(shouting) Oop! Wa...! The-There you go!
00:43:03What did I tell you? What did I tell you?
00:43:04Years ago, on my first Christmas Eve run, I was up on the roof, makin' my rounds, when I slipped on the ice myself.
00:43:12I reached out for a hand iron but it broke off.
00:43:15I slid and fell.
00:43:16And yet, I did not fall off this train.
00:43:20Someone saved you?
00:43:22Or some thing.
00:43:28An angel.
00:43:30Maybe.
00:43:32Wait! Wait!
00:43:34W-What did he look like?
00:43:36Did you see him?
00:43:38No, sir.
00:43:40But sometimes, seeing is believing, and sometimes, the most real things in the world are the things we can't see.
00:43:53Ah, the forsaken and the abandoned.
00:43:57Mind your step now.
00:43:58These, these poor toys have suffered enough, being left to rust and decay in the back alleys and vacant lots of the world.
00:44:06What are they doing here?
00:44:08It's a new concept the boss came up with.
00:44:11Instead of being thrown away, they're collected, refurbished.
00:44:15He calls it, uh...
00:44:16re-bi-cycling... something like that.
00:44:22GIRL: Makes me want to cry, seeing toys that were treated this way.
00:44:28CONDUCTOR: These hopelessly entangled string puppets, or marionettes, pose a particular problem.
00:44:35We found that the nimble fingers of our work force here at the North Pole are best suited for working out those knots and tangles, don't you think?
00:44:43Uh-oh. Double locked here.
00:44:47(door clanks shut) You are just like me, my friend.
00:45:00A Scrooge!
00:45:01(gasping) Ebenezer Scrooge!
00:45:04North Pole, Santa Claus, this train-- it's all a bunch of humbug, a bout of indigestion.
00:45:13Oh, yeah, I know what you are.
00:45:15You're a doubter!
00:45:17A doubter! You don't believe!
00:45:20You're a doubter! (whimpering) You don't believe!
00:45:24(cackling) (children talking excitedly) (indistinct conversations) (train wheels clacking) Hey, you missed it.
00:45:42We rode down some really sharp hills.
00:45:43And then we were on what looked like a frozen lake, but I know it was just an optical illusion caused by moonlight and atmosphere.
00:45:48He said the train was actually on the ice, but I said that was impossible, because you can't put a train track...
00:45:53Hey, where you going now?
00:45:57(boy singing softly) Shh.
00:46:08♪♪ I'm wishing on a star ♪♪
00:46:12♪♪ And trying to believe ♪♪
00:46:15♪♪ That even though it's far ♪♪
00:46:18♪♪ He'll find me Christmas Eve ♪♪
00:46:22♪♪ I guess that Santa's busy ♪♪
00:46:25♪♪ 'Cause he's never come around ♪♪
00:46:28♪♪ I think of him when Christmas comes to town ♪♪
00:46:34♪♪ The best time of the year ♪♪ (gasps) ♪♪ When everyone comes home ♪♪
00:46:42♪♪ With all this Christmas cheer ♪♪
00:46:45♪♪ It's hard to be alone ♪♪
00:46:48♪♪ Putting up the Christmas tree ♪♪
00:46:52♪♪ With friends who come around ♪♪
00:46:55♪♪ It's so much fun when Christmas comes to town ♪♪
00:47:03♪♪ Presents for the children ♪♪
00:47:05♪♪ Wrapped in red and green ♪♪
00:47:08♪♪ All the things I've heard about ♪♪
00:47:12♪♪ But never really seen ♪♪
00:47:15♪♪ No one will be sleeping ♪♪
00:47:18♪♪ On the night of Christmas Eve ♪♪
00:47:21BOTH: ♪♪ Hoping Santa's on his way ♪♪
00:47:29♪♪ When Santa's sleigh bells ring ♪♪
00:47:32♪♪ I listen all around ♪♪
00:47:35♪♪ The herald angels sing ♪♪
00:47:38♪♪ I never hear a sound ♪♪
00:47:42♪♪ And all the dreams of children ♪♪
00:47:46♪♪ Once lost will all be found ♪♪
00:47:49♪♪ That's all I want ♪♪
00:47:50♪♪ When Christmas comes to town ♪♪
00:47:56BOTH: ♪♪ That's all I want ♪♪
00:47:59♪♪ When Christmas comes ♪♪
00:48:02♪♪ To town. ♪♪
00:48:17Look!
00:48:18(gentle theme crescendos) The Northern Lights!
00:48:26CONDUCTOR: Hey!
00:48:27You three.
00:48:29We just crossed it.
00:48:31Latitude 66 degrees, 33 minutes.
00:48:35The Arctic Circle.
00:48:37And do you see...
00:48:38those lights in the distance?
00:48:40They look like the lights of a strange ocean liner sailing on a frozen sea.
00:48:46There...
00:48:49is the North Pole.
00:52:38♪♪ It's a magic carpet on a rail ♪♪
00:52:39♪♪ It never needs a rest ♪♪
00:52:40♪♪ Gliding through the mountains and the snow ♪♪
00:52:43♪♪ Ride for free and join the fun ♪♪
00:52:45♪♪ If you just say yes ♪♪
00:52:46♪♪ 'Cause that's the way things happen on the Polar Express ♪♪
00:52:49♪♪ Whoo, whoo! The whistle blows ♪♪
00:52:51♪♪ That's the sound of singing ♪♪
00:52:53♪♪ Ding-ding! The bell will ring ♪♪
00:52:55♪♪ Calling you to go ♪♪
00:52:56♪♪ Wonder if we'll get there soon ♪♪
00:52:58♪♪ Anybody's guess ♪♪
00:52:59♪♪ 'Cause that's the way things happen on the Polar Express ♪♪
00:53:02♪♪ When we get there, we'll scream, "Yay!" ♪♪
00:53:06♪♪ We'll arrive with a bang, bang, bang ♪♪
00:53:08♪♪ A woo, hoo, hoo, laughing all the way...
00:53:09♪♪
00:53:11(music continues) CONDUCTOR: We made it!
00:53:18With five minutes to spare!
00:53:20We made it!
00:53:21(raspy laughter) (sobbing) (wheels clacking steadily) There should be elves. Where are the elves?
00:53:49KID: Yeah! Where are the elves?
00:53:51KID 2: Where are they?
00:53:52CONDUCTOR: They are gathering in the center of the city.
00:53:54That is where Santa will give the first gift of Christmas.
00:53:57Who gets the first gift of Christmas?
00:54:01He will choose...
00:54:03one of you.
00:54:08Look!
00:54:10Elves!
00:54:11(kids shouting) (footsteps marching) ("O Tannenbaum" playing as a slow march) (brakes squeaking) (whistle blows) CONDUCTOR: All right.
00:54:43All right, ladies and gentlemen.
00:54:45Two columns, if you please.
00:54:46Shorter in the front, taller in the rear.
00:54:50Even-numbered birthdays on the right, odd-numbered on the left.
00:54:55No pushing, no pushing.
00:54:56But let's not dilly-dally.
00:54:58It's five minutes to midnight.
00:55:00Hey, what gives?
00:55:01It was five minutes till midnight four minutes ago.
00:55:04Exactly!
00:55:05Columns of two.
00:55:06One, two. Excuse me.
00:55:08Question. What about him?
00:55:14No one is required to see Santa.
00:55:17Ladies and gentlemen, you do not have to hold hands...
00:55:21Come on!
00:55:22...but please remain in your columns while we are in transit.
00:55:33(ice crackling) Look, you have to come with us.
00:55:39She, she's right.
00:55:42Christmas just doesn't work out for me.
00:55:45Never has.
00:55:46But Christmas is such a wonderful, beautiful time.
00:55:49It's a time for giving and being thankful.
00:55:52For friends and family.
00:55:53People hang decorations and lights, and then Santa comes and leaves presents under our Christmas trees.
00:56:00Christmas just...
00:56:02doesn't work out for me.
00:56:05(sighs) Look, I don't know if Christmas is going to work out for you or not, but this is Christmas Eve, don't stay here by yourself.
00:56:15GIRL: Yes, come with us.
00:56:17We'll go together.
00:56:23(deep rumbling, clanking) (electrical buzzing) Oh, no. Uh-oh.
00:56:40BOY: We're gonna be okay.
00:56:42(buzzer sounding) Maybe not!
00:56:47The emergency brake!
00:56:51The emergency brake!
00:56:52(groaning) (whimpering) BOY: There's no brake!
00:56:58I can't find the brake!
00:57:05(clinking) Take a break, kid!
00:57:09How about a nice, good hot cup of joe?
00:57:17(screaming) (brakes squealing)
00:00:01♪♪ Maybe we'll conspire ♪♪
00:00:02♪♪ As we dream, a-sittin' by the fire ♪♪
00:00:06♪♪ To face unafraid all the plans that we made ♪♪
00:00:10♪♪ Walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪♪
00:00:13♪♪ Sleigh bells ring ♪♪ Shh.
00:00:16♪♪ Are you listenin'? ♪♪ You hear that?
00:00:18The bell!
00:00:20BOY: What bell?
00:00:21GIRL: The sleigh bell.
00:00:24Sleigh bell? Don't you hear it?
00:00:25♪♪ Walkin' in a winter wonderland... ♪♪
00:00:28It's coming from that tunnel!
00:00:30♪♪ In the meadow, we can build a snowman ♪♪
00:00:33♪♪ And pretend that he is Parson Brown...
00:00:34♪♪
00:00:36That's the way we should go.
00:00:38♪♪ He'll say, "Are you married?" we'll say, "No, man, ♪♪
00:00:40♪♪ But you can do the job when you're in town." ♪♪
00:00:44-♪♪ Later on, we'll conspire ♪♪ -Come on.
00:00:48♪♪ As we dream by the fire ♪♪
00:00:51♪♪ We'll face unafraid the plans that we made ♪♪
00:00:56♪♪ Walkin' in a winter wonderland... ♪♪
00:01:00(music continues) (gasps, sighs) (music skipping) BOY: What...?
00:01:20(skipping stops, music continues) What?!
00:01:23GIRL: Come on.
00:01:28(over speaker): ♪♪ And on every ♪♪
00:01:30♪♪ Street corner you hear... ♪♪
00:01:37Come on!
00:01:38♪♪ Silver bells ♪♪
00:01:39♪♪ Silver bells ♪♪
00:01:41♪♪ Silver bells ♪♪
00:01:43♪♪ Silver bells ♪♪
00:01:44♪♪ It's Christmastime... ♪♪
00:01:47We're lost.
00:01:48♪♪ ...In the city ♪♪
00:01:50♪♪ Ah, ah, ah ♪♪
00:01:52♪♪ Ring-a-ling... ring-a-ling... ♪♪
00:01:55(record skipping) GIRL: Yes.
00:02:02Yes. I hear it.
00:02:04LONELY BOY: I hear it, too!
00:02:06I don't hear anything.
00:02:07Okay, it's down this way.
00:02:10Are you sure?
00:02:15Absolutely.
00:02:21BOY: Why can't I hear anything?
00:02:24Shh.
00:02:27Get down. Be quiet.
00:02:27(over speaker): ♪♪ Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus ♪♪
00:02:30♪♪ Right down Santa Claus Lane... ♪♪
00:02:33(phone ringing) (machinery whirring quietly) ELF (high-pitched):..
00:02:42Uh-huh... Okay.
00:02:44Well, that was the Wrapping Hall, chief.
00:02:48They just finished the last one.
00:02:50How's it wrapped?
00:02:51It's wrapped in candy-striped red with a number seven holly green bow.
00:02:55A number seven bow?
00:02:56When we're this close to lift-off?
00:02:58What are they thinking down there?
00:03:00Are they meshuggeneh?
00:03:02What's the routing?
00:03:03Uh, going to the States.
00:03:04Grand Rapids, Michigan.
00:03:06(gasps): That's my town.
00:03:08I'm from Grand Rapids.
00:03:10(alarm buzzing) ELF: We got a troublemaker now!
00:03:17Just what we need!
00:03:19Things aren't bad enough.
00:03:21What's his 20?
00:03:21Apparently some kid from Maplewood, New Jersey, stuck some gum in his sister's hair.
00:03:27New Jersey?
00:03:29Is that the same kid that put the tack underneath his teacher's chair last year?
00:03:34No, sir, this kid's name is, uh, Steven.
00:03:37Steven...
00:03:38So, what do we do, chief?
00:03:39Alert the Big Man?
00:03:41We talkin' nuttin' for Christmas here?
00:03:46(alarm stops) (ringing tone) STEVEN: I didn't do it.
00:03:51I didn't do it.
00:03:52I didn't do it. I didn't do it.
00:03:57I didn't do it...
00:03:59Look, it's, uh, it's almost Christmas, huh.
00:04:02We'll cut the kid a break.
00:04:04But you put him on the Check-Twice List for next year.
00:04:06All right, boys!
00:04:08Let's shut it down, all right?
00:04:11That's it for this year! Come on.
00:04:12Hey, boss, are we taking the Pneumatic?
00:04:15Of course we're taking the Pneumatic.
00:04:18It's the only way to get to the square on time.
00:04:20(whispering): Let's go.
00:04:22And time is money!
00:04:24Ready, and...
00:04:26mount!
00:04:28Good.
00:04:30Close.
00:04:32(whooshing) (over speaker): ♪♪ 'Tis the season to be jolly ♪♪
00:04:39♪♪ Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la ♪♪
00:04:42♪♪ Don we now our gay apparel... ♪♪
00:04:46All right, get in.
00:04:47♪♪ Fa-la-la-la, la-la-la... ♪♪
00:04:49I don't know about this.
00:04:50♪♪ Toll the ancient Yuletide carol ♪♪
00:04:53♪♪ Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. ♪♪
00:04:57(whooshing) (Girl groans) BOY: Oh!
00:05:05(whooshing, rumbling) (thud) (door hisses open) (music plays over speakers) ♪♪ With candy canes and silver lanes aglow ♪♪
00:05:18♪♪ It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ♪♪
00:05:23♪♪ Toys in every store... ♪♪
00:05:26GIRL: I don't hear it. Do you?
00:05:28♪♪ The prettiest sight to see is the holly...
00:05:29♪♪
00:05:31No.
00:05:31♪♪ ...that we see on your own front door...
00:05:32♪♪
00:05:34I think we should follow those arrows.
00:05:35♪♪ Thumpety, thump-thump, thumpety, thump-thump ♪♪
00:05:38♪♪ Look at Frosty go ♪♪
00:05:40♪♪ Thumpety, thump-thump, thumpety, thump-thump...
00:05:41♪♪
00:05:43(holiday music playing over speakers) I thought there'd be a way out.
00:05:53GIRL: We're gonna miss everything.
00:05:55(buzzer blares) (machinery clanking) Hey, look.
00:06:08A present!
00:06:14It's going to my town.
00:06:16To someone named Billy.
00:06:17My name is Billy!
00:06:18It's going to 11344 Edbrooke Avenue.
00:06:23That's my address!
00:06:32GIRL: Come on!
00:06:36Oh!
00:06:40(yelling) (screaming) (squealing) Wh... Whoa!
00:07:05(high-spirited theme playing) (all yelling) (over speaker): ♪♪ I'm dreaming ♪♪
00:07:27♪♪ Of a white Christmas... ♪♪
00:07:34Look!
00:07:34♪♪ With every Christmas card I write... ♪♪
00:07:37It says, "Merry Christmas, Billy.
00:07:39From Mr. C." I think I know what it is!
00:07:43I wanted one of these my whole life!
00:07:47Wait, wait, wait. Stop. Look.
00:07:50BILLY: But I....
00:07:54Those are the rules.
00:07:57(rumbling, clanking) (rumbling, clanking stops) (explosive popping) (heavy machinery rumbling) (heavy-duty motor rumbling) (propellers whirring) (grand, noble theme playing) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:09:44♪♪ ♪♪
00:09:54(yells) Something's got me!
00:09:59It's got my leg!
00:10:00GIRL: I can't hold him.
00:10:02Give me your other hand!
00:10:04Give me your other hand!
00:10:06I can't!
00:10:07On three.
00:10:09One, two, three!
00:10:12Look! It's still got me!
00:10:15On three, again!
00:10:16One, two, three!
00:10:21You! You!
00:10:23What are you doing here?
00:10:24Same as you.
00:10:25I'm checking on my Christmas presents.
00:10:26I wanna make sure I'm getting everything on my list.
00:10:29All I found was one present and all it had was a bunch of stupid underwear!
00:10:32Look.
00:10:37("O Tannenbaum" plays grandly) ELF (over speaker): You may start your descent anytime now.
00:10:44At your convenience, of course.
00:10:47(sputtering) ("O Tannenbaum" continues) It's still five to. I think we're gonna make it.
00:11:02Of course we will.
00:11:03It's been five to for the last hour.
00:11:05We got plenty of time.
00:11:06We got nothing but time. We got time to kill.
00:11:09You know what?
00:11:10I don't think we're gonna make it.
00:11:14I may be just an old railroader, and know nothing about lighter-than-air craft, but from my layman's perspective, you need more altitude!
00:11:27ELVES: More altitude!
00:11:29(over speaker): Altitude, please.
00:11:32A bit more altitude, please.
00:11:33ELVES: Geronimo!
00:11:40(music crescendos) The Flyin' Elves.
00:11:53They are specialists.
00:11:55Do not try that at home, kids.
00:11:57Do not try that at home.
00:11:59We're not gonna make it!
00:12:06(crowd shouting) (air horn blows) (shouting) (grand, noble theme playing) (cheering wildly) Like a well-oiled machine.
00:12:42Whew.
00:12:44(heavy thudding) (crowd cheering) All right, you stowaways.
00:12:55Party's over.
00:12:56I was just following them.
00:12:58We fell in here by mistake.
00:13:00Ah, forget about it.
00:13:01We knew you was in there the whole time.
00:13:04Come on, out you go.
00:13:07Let's go, come on.
00:13:08Step up, step up.
00:13:09That's it. There we go.
00:13:10Not a problem. Come on.
00:13:13Watch your step. There you go.
00:13:15(ticking) So that nobody gets hurt, here's how we're gonna get you guys down.
00:13:24Ah, this is simple. Why, I know...
00:13:26What do you know?
00:13:27You're not supposed to be here in the first place.
00:13:31But since it's Christmas, I'm gonna let you slide.
00:13:35Hey, ow! (elves laughing) CONDUCTOR: Been looking for you.
00:13:41(elves laughing) There you go.
00:13:44Watch your step. Careful there.
00:13:47Beautiful form. Beautiful.
00:13:50Nice to see you again.
00:13:55Cutting it kind of close, aren't we?
00:13:58I'll take care of this.
00:14:01Uh-uh.
00:14:03It's in good hands.
00:14:04Trust me.
00:14:07Mm...
00:15:55Announcer:" the ultimate thrill ride through the world of disney.
00:15:59Ah, wintertime.
00:16:00A great time to get out those old skates and get together with friends and family for a little good-natured hockey.
00:16:08But everyone has that one annoying uncle who thinks he's too cool for school.
00:16:13Too bad this guy's about to learn his lesson.
00:16:18Triple foul.
00:16:19Get it? fowl? never mind.
00:16:23Talk about a hat trick.
00:16:25How's he keep that thing on?
00:16:27Duck, duck, duck, duck, blam!
00:16:31Ooh, brain freeze!
00:16:34..for life.
00:16:39See, instead of wearing a scarf, maybe he should have worn some pants.
00:16:44Blam!
00:16:45Let's chill out and check out the blam-cam.
00:16:48A perfectly-executed 360 upside-down tree grind.
00:16:53That's gonna score big with the--blam!
00:16:55Whoa. is this duck doing the funky chicken?
00:16:59 he banged his head, and now he's head-banging.
00:17:02 he's trying to wow the judges with a rarely-attempted triple super axel spin with a twist to a--blam!
00:17:10What a mess.
00:17:11Call in the blam-boni.
00:17:12Is anyone else in the mood for deviled eggs right now?
00:17:16Remember, don't try this at home.
00:17:18" (cheering) ELVES: ♪♪ It's the spirit ♪♪
00:18:27♪♪ Of the season ♪♪
00:18:29♪♪ You can feel it in the air ♪♪
00:18:33♪♪ You can hear it if you listen ♪♪
00:18:36♪♪ Everywhere, so much care, like a prayer ♪♪
00:18:42♪♪ Wherever it is, you need to share it ♪♪
00:18:46♪♪ It's the spirit ♪♪
00:18:48Hey! ♪♪ Of the season... ♪♪
00:18:53(horns blaring bright fanfare) ♪♪ It's the spirit of the season... ♪♪
00:19:05(crowd cheering) (drums play interlude) ♪♪ You can feel it in the air... ♪♪
00:19:15(cheering) GIRL: Aren't those bells the most beautiful sound?
00:19:37(crowd cheering) (fanfare playing) ELVES: ♪♪ Oh... ♪♪
00:19:54♪♪ You... ♪♪
00:19:56ALL: ♪♪ Better watch out ♪♪
00:20:00♪♪ You better not cry ♪♪
00:20:04♪♪ You better not pout ♪♪
00:20:07♪♪ I'm telling you why ♪♪
00:20:12♪♪ Santa Claus is coming ♪♪
00:20:18♪♪ To town! ♪♪
00:20:24(door bangs open) (crowd cheering wildly) (swing music playing over speakers) ♪♪ You better watch out ♪♪
00:20:35♪♪ You better not cry ♪♪
00:20:36♪♪ You better not pout, I'm tellin' you why ♪♪
00:20:39(cheering) ♪♪ Santa Claus is comin' to town ♪♪
00:20:47♪♪ He's makin' a list... ♪♪
00:20:48He's here! He's here!
00:20:50Where?
00:20:51I see him! He's over there!
00:20:53I can't see him!
00:20:55♪♪ Santa Claus is comin' to town ♪♪
00:20:59♪♪ He sees you when you're sleepin' ♪♪
00:21:03♪♪ He knows when you're awake ♪♪
00:21:05♪♪ He knows if you've been bad or good ♪♪
00:21:09♪♪ So be good for goodness sake ♪♪
00:21:13♪♪ Oh, you better watch out ♪♪
00:21:14I can't see him! ♪♪ You better not cry ♪♪
00:21:16I can't see him! ♪♪ Better not pout ♪♪
00:21:19♪♪ I'm tellin' you why ♪♪
00:21:20♪♪ Santa Claus is comin' to town... ♪♪
00:21:24(hooves tapping) (music slowing) (slowing): ♪♪ You better watch out... ♪♪
00:21:37♪♪ You better not cry... ♪♪
00:21:40(cheering fades) (clinking) ♪♪ I'm... telling you why ♪♪
00:21:58♪♪ Santa Claus... ♪♪
00:22:01♪♪ Is ♪♪
00:22:03♪♪ Comin' to... ♪♪
00:22:09♪♪ Town... ♪♪
00:22:11(heart beating very slowly) (whispering): Doubter, doubter, doubter...
00:22:29Okay. Okay.
00:22:36I believe.
00:22:40I believe.
00:22:45I believe.
00:22:50(ringing) (gasps) (gasps) (gentle, noble theme plays) What was that you said?
00:23:19I... I believe.
00:23:26I believe.
00:23:30I-I believe... that this is yours.
00:23:35Well...
00:23:38thank you.
00:23:41KNOW-IT-ALL: Me, me!
00:23:42Pick me, Santa!
00:23:43GIRL: Shh!
00:23:44What are you doing? Stop it!
00:23:45KNOW-IT-ALL: Pick me, pick me!
00:23:46Shh! Hush! I want the first gift!
00:23:47I want the first gift.
00:23:48Young man... patience.
00:23:51And a smidgen of humility might also serve you well.
00:23:56Yes, sir.
00:23:58And you, young lady-- a lady of decision, full of confidence and spirit.
00:24:08Christmas spirit.
00:24:10(chuckles warmly) Keep up the good work.
00:24:15Thank you.
00:24:17And Billy.
00:24:21It is Billy.
00:24:25I see you've made some new friends.
00:24:30Yes, sir. I sure have.
00:24:32He's a lucky lad.
00:24:33There's no greater gift than friendship.
00:24:40And speaking of gifts...
00:24:47...let's have this young fellow right here.
00:24:49(crowd cheering) (grand, noble theme playing) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:25:18(noble theme quiets, continues) Now... what would you like for Christmas?
00:25:32Me?
00:25:34You.
00:25:44(whispering) Yes, indeed.
00:25:53Hmm.
00:25:55Yes, indeed.
00:26:05The first gift of Christmas!
00:26:09(crowd cheering) (music crescendos) This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas.
00:26:28As am I.
00:26:29(chuckles) Just remember...
00:26:32the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.
00:26:42(bells ringing brightly) Merry Christmas.
00:26:53Better keep that in a safe place.
00:27:00(bells jingling) (dinging) Oh... (clicks tongue) (shoes squeaking) Hey, hey!
00:27:18Hey, man alive, are you lucky!
00:27:32(whip cracks, bells jingle) Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!
00:27:41Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
00:27:44Pull, Comet!
00:27:45Pull, boy!
00:27:46(bells jingling) Prancer, that's a girl!
00:27:52Oh, ho-ho! Ho, ho, ho, ho!
00:27:56Good boy, Donder!
00:27:58Stop pushing!
00:27:59(instrumental version of "Jingle Bells" playing) Ho, ho, ho!
00:28:20(whip snaps) On, Dancer! On, Prancer and Vixen!
00:28:37(whip snaps) Ho! Ho!
00:28:43It's everything I dreamed it would be.
00:28:46Could all...
00:28:48Could all this be nothing but a dream?
00:28:52No.
00:29:01(whip snaps) (cheering) SANTA: To the top of the roof, to the top of the wall!
00:29:08Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!
00:29:12(bells jingling) (jingling slowly fades) (soft fizzing, tinkling) (tinkling continues) ALL: Yippee!
00:29:39(cheering) (lively percussion playing) All aboard!
00:29:47(whistle blowing) ELF: One, two, one, two, three, go!
00:29:51♪♪ Rockin' on top of the world ♪♪
00:29:53♪♪ Rockin' on top of the world ♪♪
00:29:54♪♪ The place is hopping, there ain't no stopping ♪♪
00:29:57♪♪ Rockin' on top of the world ♪♪
00:29:59♪♪ Lift your spirits, swing that girl ♪♪
00:30:01♪♪ Rockin' on top of the world tonight, yeah ♪♪
00:30:04♪♪ Come on, shorty! ♪♪
00:30:06(vocalist trilling) ♪♪ Ai! Ai! Ai! Ai! Ai... ♪♪
00:30:10(vocalist improvising) (music continues in distance) CONDUCTOR: Show your tickets.
00:30:20Have your tickets ready. Thank you.
00:30:21And remember, eat the five basic food groups.
00:30:24Ticket, please?
00:30:26And please brush after every meal.
00:30:29(loud clank) (all grunting) (laughing) CONDUCTOR: All right, you.
00:30:36(clears throat) Ticket, please.
00:30:45"Lean"?
00:30:46Whatever that's supposed to mean.
00:30:48"Lean" is spelled with four letters.
00:30:50I believed I punched... five.
00:30:54Hey, are you saying I don't know how to...
00:30:58Oh. I'm sorry.
00:30:59It says "learn." My mistake.
00:31:01Lesson learned.
00:31:03Ticket?
00:31:13♪♪ ♪♪
00:31:21That is some special ticket.
00:31:24Sure is.
00:31:25So, can you count on us to get you home safe and sound?
00:31:32Absolutely.
00:31:34Me...
00:31:36and my friends.
00:31:41Ticket.
00:31:50It says "lead," like lead balloon.
00:31:54I believe it also is pronounced "lead," as in "leader," "leadership," "lead the way." Follow you anywhere, ma'am.
00:32:07Ah, yes.
00:32:07The young man with all the questions.
00:32:11Ticket?
00:32:21It says...
00:32:23Doh...!
00:32:25It's nothing I need to know.
00:32:29(children talking excitedly) Come on, show us the bell.
00:32:39Come on... Come on, show us the bell.
00:32:43Yeah, let's see the bell.
00:32:53It's gone.
00:32:54(children murmuring) Where is it?
00:32:56I lost it.
00:32:58I lost the bell from Santa's sleigh.
00:33:01(soft gasps and murmurs) Don't worry.
00:33:06We'll... we'll find it.
00:33:07-Yeah, we'll find it. -Yeah, we'll help you, all of us.
00:33:11Yeah, let's hurry out and find it right now.
00:33:13(train rattling) (slow chugging) It's too late.
00:33:26Gee, that's really too bad.
00:33:30Really.
00:33:38(quiet, gentle theme plays) I'm sorry.
00:33:57(chugging continues) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:34:18CONDUCTOR (voice-over): 11344 Edbrooke.
00:34:23Next stop, 11344 Edbrooke.
00:34:36Hey, where you going?
00:34:39Home.
00:34:40Oh. Okay.
00:34:42Merry Christmas.
00:34:49Thanks for stopping the train for me.
00:34:57Have a wonderful Christmas.
00:35:01Watch your step, please.
00:35:05And Merry Christmas.
00:35:07("Deck the Hall" playing softly) Look!
00:35:26(train rattling) Santa got to Billy's house already!
00:35:34Look! Look! Santa got here!
00:35:37Isn't that amazing?
00:35:39It is amazing.
00:35:41Look!
00:35:47It is amazing.
00:36:03(train chugging) (sprightly melody plays) (brakes squeak) Gee, I'm sorry about the bell.
00:36:38It was a really special present.
00:36:41Well, you know what they say: It's the thought that counts.
00:36:47Yeah.
00:36:49Well... see ya.
00:36:55Well... see ya.
00:36:59See ya.
00:37:08♪♪ ♪♪
00:37:14Watch your step, please.
00:37:18Thank you.
00:37:20No. Thank you.
00:37:24One thing about trains: It doesn't matter where they're going.
00:37:28What matters is deciding to get on.
00:37:40♪♪ ♪♪
00:37:48CONDUCTOR (in distance): Merry christmas!
00:37:54Wh-What?
00:37:56Merry Christmas!
00:38:09(train chugs slowly) (soft rustling) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:38:43♪♪ ♪♪
00:38:54♪♪ ♪♪
00:39:08SARAH (voice-over): Wake up!
00:39:11Wake up! Wake up!
00:39:12Santa's been here! Santa's been here!
00:39:14Hurry up! Hurry up!
00:39:16Mom, Dad, wake up, wake up!
00:39:19Santa's been here! Santa's been here!
00:39:23Mom, Dad, look!
00:39:24He brought us all kinds of stuff!
00:39:27Look! A train! A train!
00:39:31Look! Look what he brought us!
00:39:34(chugging) (bright melody playing) SARAH: This is the most beautiful-est, most wonderful-est Christmas ever!
00:39:51Wait, look.
00:39:55There's one more.
00:39:58Has your name on it.
00:40:11(gentle theme plays) (ringing) (ringing) SANTA (voice-over): Found this on the seat of my sleigh.
00:40:32Better fix that hole in your pocket.
00:40:35Mr. C.
00:40:45(ringing) Oh, what a beautiful bell-- who's it from?
00:40:50Santa.
00:40:52Santa?! Really?
00:40:53(no ringing) Oh, that's too bad.
00:40:56What's this? Hm?
00:40:58(no ringing) Broken. Huh.
00:41:01Sorry about that, sport.
00:41:06(ringing) MOM: Come on, kids.
00:41:09We don't want to be late.
00:41:14(gentle, noble theme plays quietly) NARRATOR: At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them.
00:41:26Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound.
00:41:32Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.
00:41:41(music crescendos) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:42:02♪♪ Children sleeping ♪♪
00:42:08♪♪ Snow is softly falling ♪♪
00:42:15♪♪ Dreams are calling ♪♪
00:42:20♪♪ Like bells in the distance ♪♪
00:42:26♪♪ We were dreamers ♪♪
00:42:32♪♪ Not so long ago ♪♪
00:42:39♪♪ But one by one, we ♪♪
00:42:46♪♪ All had to grow up ♪♪
00:42:50♪♪ When it seems the magic slipped away ♪♪
00:42:55♪♪ We find it all again on Christmas Day ♪♪
00:43:02♪♪ Believe in what your heart is saying ♪♪
00:43:04♪♪ Hear the melody that's playing ♪♪
00:43:08♪♪ There's no time to waste ♪♪
00:43:11♪♪ There's so much to celebrate ♪♪
00:43:14♪♪ Believe in what you feel inside ♪♪
00:43:16♪♪ And give your dreams the wings to fly ♪♪
00:43:23♪♪ You have everything you need ♪♪
00:43:28♪♪ If you just believe ♪♪
00:43:34♪♪ If you just believe ♪♪
00:43:41♪♪ If you just believe ♪♪
00:43:47♪♪ If you just believe. ♪♪
00:43:51(noble, gentle theme playing) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:44:10(lively music playing) CONDUCTOR: All aboard!
00:44:16All aboard!
00:44:19Tickets, please! Tickets!
00:44:21Well? You comin'?
00:44:22♪♪ It's a magic carpet on a rail ♪♪
00:44:24♪♪ Never takes a rest ♪♪
00:44:26♪♪ Flying through the mountains and the snow ♪♪
00:44:29♪♪ You can ride for free and join the fun ♪♪
00:44:31♪♪ If you just say "Yes!" ♪♪
00:44:32♪♪ 'Cause that's the way things happen on the Polar Express ♪♪
00:44:35You bet!
00:44:36♪♪ When we get there ♪♪
00:44:38Yeah! ♪♪ We'll scream "Yay!" ♪♪
00:44:39♪♪ We'll arrive with a bang, bang, bang ♪♪
00:44:41♪♪ A woo, hoo, hoo, laughing all the way ♪♪
00:44:44♪♪ If you want to join us, come along ♪♪
00:44:46♪♪ You can be our guest ♪♪
00:44:47♪♪ 'Cause that's the way things happen on the roller ♪♪
00:44:51♪♪ Coaster ♪♪
00:44:52♪♪ The Polar Express! ♪♪
00:44:59(quiet intro plays) ♪♪ I'm wishing on a star ♪♪
00:45:11♪♪ And trying to believe ♪♪
00:45:14♪♪ That even though it's far ♪♪
00:45:18♪♪ He'll find me Christmas Eve ♪♪
00:45:21♪♪ I guess that Santa's busy ♪♪
00:45:24♪♪ 'Cause he's never come around ♪♪
00:45:27♪♪ I think of him when Christmas comes to town ♪♪
00:45:38♪♪ The best time of the year ♪♪
00:45:41♪♪ When everyone comes home ♪♪
00:45:44♪♪ With all this Christmas cheer ♪♪
00:45:48♪♪ It's hard to be alone ♪♪
00:45:51♪♪ Putting up the Christmas tree ♪♪
00:45:54♪♪ With friends who come around ♪♪
00:45:57♪♪ It's so much fun when Christmas comes to town ♪♪
00:46:05♪♪ Presents for the children ♪♪
00:46:08♪♪ Wrapped in red and green ♪♪
00:46:11♪♪ All the things I've heard about ♪♪
00:46:14♪♪ But never really seen ♪♪
00:46:18♪♪ No one will be sleeping ♪♪
00:46:20♪♪ On the night of Christmas Eve ♪♪
00:46:24♪♪ Hoping Santa's on his way ♪♪
00:46:31♪♪ When Santa's sleigh bells ring ♪♪
00:46:34♪♪ I listen all around ♪♪
00:46:38♪♪ The herald angels sing ♪♪
00:46:41♪♪ I never hear a sound ♪♪
00:46:44♪♪ And all the dreams of children ♪♪
00:46:48♪♪ Once lost will all be found ♪♪
00:46:51♪♪ That's all I want ♪♪
00:46:53♪♪ When Christmas comes to town ♪♪
00:46:59♪♪ That's all I want when Christmas comes ♪♪
00:47:05♪♪ To town. ♪♪
00:47:08(swing intro playing) ♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪ ♪♪ Ooh! We got it ♪♪
00:47:13♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪ ♪♪ Hey, we got it ♪♪
00:47:15♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪ ♪♪ Say, we got it ♪♪
00:47:18♪♪ Hot chocolate! ♪♪
00:47:18♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪ ♪♪ Oh, we got it ♪♪
00:47:20♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪ ♪♪ So, we got it ♪♪
00:47:22♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪ ♪♪ Yo, we got it ♪♪
00:47:25♪♪ Hot chocolate! ♪♪
00:47:26♪♪ Here we've only got one rule ♪♪
00:47:28♪♪ Never ever let it cool ♪♪
00:47:30♪♪ Keep it cookin' in the pot ♪♪
00:47:32♪♪ Then you got ♪♪ ♪♪ Hot chocolate! ♪♪
00:47:35(jazzy drums play) ♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪ ♪♪ Oh, we got it ♪♪
00:47:41♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪ ♪♪ So, we got it ♪♪
00:47:43♪♪ Hot, hot! ♪♪ ♪♪ Yo, we got it ♪♪
00:47:46♪♪ Hot chocolate! ♪♪
00:47:47♪♪ Here we only got one rule ♪♪
00:47:49♪♪ Here we only got one rule ♪♪
00:47:51♪♪ Never ever let it cool ♪♪
00:47:53♪♪ Never ever let it cool ♪♪
00:47:55♪♪ Keep it cooking in the pot ♪♪
00:47:57♪♪ Soon you got hot chocolate. ♪♪
00:48:00(orchestral intro plays) ♪♪ It's the spirit of the season ♪♪
00:48:15♪♪ You can feel it in the air ♪♪
00:48:17♪♪ You can hear it, if you listen ♪♪
00:48:19♪♪ Everywhere, so much care, like a prayer ♪♪
00:48:24♪♪ Wherever it is, you need to share it ♪♪
00:48:27♪♪ It's the spirit of the season ♪♪
00:48:31♪♪ You can feel it in the air ♪♪
00:48:36♪♪ People smile as they pass you by ♪♪
00:48:38♪♪ The day will be here soon ♪♪
00:48:40♪♪ Dreams are dancing in the children's eyes ♪♪
00:48:42♪♪ Hearts are singing, bells are ringing, too ♪♪
00:48:50♪♪ It's the spirit of the season ♪♪
00:48:52♪♪ Human hearts are bonded there ♪♪
00:48:54♪♪ There's a shining star of Christmas everywhere ♪♪
00:48:58♪♪ Leads you there ♪♪
00:48:59♪♪ Like a prayer ♪♪
00:49:01♪♪ Wherever it is, you need to share it ♪♪
00:49:04♪♪ It's the spirit of the season ♪♪
00:49:07(horns playing brightly) ♪♪ You can feel it in the air ♪♪
00:49:13♪♪ It's the spirit of the season ♪♪
00:49:16(horns playing brightly) ♪♪ You can feel it everywhere. ♪♪
00:49:31(orchestra playing grand, noble theme) ♪♪ ♪♪
00:49:57♪♪ ♪♪
00:50:05♪♪ ♪♪
00:50:17(music ends gently)

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