Window Wonderland

Synopsis: It's no holds barred when two Manhattan department store employees vie for the same job during the busy Christmas season. Sloan Van Doren is a driven young woman determined to become the next window dresser at McGuire's department store and to uphold a 95-year-old artistic holiday tradition. Serious and professional, she's the polar opposite of the happy-go-lucky Jake Dooley, who also wants the job. When Mr. Fitch, the head of advertising and promotion, gives them a challenge, the competition is on: each will create a series of seasonal storefront windows twice a week until Christmas. The creator of whichever window display gets the most attention from passersby will get the job. As they go through their paces, with Jake's obvious talent grabbing the public's attention, a silent but mutual attraction develops between the pair, hampered by the contest and the presence of Kenneth, Sloan's blueblood boyfriend, who can't understand the importance Sloan is placing on this job. Supporting th
Director(s): Michael Scott
  2 nominations.
90 min

Yes, mom.

Yeah, no, I'm going to

wear the shoes.

No, no, no,

I can't wear those.

I wore those on black Friday

and cyber Monday.

Yes, I love you, too.

Merry Christmas, sir!

Ooh, excuse me.

Are you done

with the crossword?

Thank you.

Hey, window-washer.

Hey, window-dresser!

Well, assistant

window dresser,

but thanks for the upgrade.

"Nine-letter word

for Spanish moss."


Of course.

I'm stuck on 13 down.


I'm thinking "chaplin."

That would work.

You seeing the boss

dressed like that?

'Tis the season.

Besides, unlike you,

they didn't hire me

for my looks.

I'm a looker.

Have a good one.

Okay, latte,

extra foam.

Ah, thank you, sweetheart.


You look like you're ready

to take over the world.

I would be happy to

take over the front windows.

You do that, and I'll be

here to wash them for you.

Thanks, Mac.

Good luck.


Good morning, Mr. Fitch,

how are you?

Cut the small talk, Sloan.

Work to do.


Why are you here?

Well, let me see.

Oh, right, I work here.

Yeah, but you're not here

for the window job.

The position hasn't

been filled yet, has it?

Don't worry,

I'm sure

you'll get it.

Oh, I am not worried.

Candy cane?

No, thank you.

I had candy canes for


Oh, yum.

Okay, not that

it's going to help,

but, uh, that sweater

you're wearing...

Is awesome. Right?

Bought it on 34th street.


Um, we're supposed to be wearing

clothes from mcguire's.

You know,

so, you may want to...

Take that off.

Oh, I see

what's happening here.

I'm flattered,


but I feel like we should

keep this relationship

strictly professional.

This may be

a joke to you,

but this is not

a joke to me.

This job is about

projecting an image, okay?

It's a responsibility.

We're not

doctors without borders.

We're window dressers.

Mm-mm, mm-mm.

We are visual merchandisers.

Isn't that kind of like

calling the trash guy

a "garbologist"?


Good morning.

How are you? Okay.

Now, I'm sure you've both


that our loyal

miss jeffers,

our head designer

for two decades,

stabbed us in the back

and went to go work for

our competitors,

taking her people

and her sketches,

and leaving me

with empty windows

and low hanging fruit,

a.K.A., you two.

So, merry Christmas to me.

So, obviously,

it's far too late to find

any suitable replacements.

I would actually...

I would be more than happy

to step in for miss jeffers.

Oh. Oh...

Well, there you go,

problem solved, right?

No, I realize that I don't

have her experience, per se.


But three of

the window ideas

that were implemented

over the summer,

they were mine.

Partially mine.

I graduated from Parsons

with honors.

Carry on, sorry.

Oh. Thank you.

And I have been working

at mcguire's

for two years now.

For two years.

My gosh, that's practically

a lifetime, two years.

I've been here two months, and

it feels like a lifetime.

It certainly does, Jake.

It feels like a lifetime,


Okay, guys, listen,

Christmas is in 28 days.

That's two new windows

every week

until the jolly fat guy

in the suit shows up, right?


Santa claus, thank you.

I was gonna say "Santa".

I know we've been through

some remodeling here,

but mcguire's has 95 years of

tradition we have to uphold,

and we're not going to let

some black-hearted turncoat

bring us down.


No, because

our windows?

Our windows are going to

grab people off the street,

and take their breath away...


Breath right out of them,

running into the store

with their credit cards.

"Right, get out of my way!"

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