Entertainment Weekly - 12/24/2004
"[A] totally adorable tinsel-trimmed TV movie."
The live-action version of ELOISE stays true to the spirit of author Kay Thompson's highly successful books. ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME features the six-year-old cutie pie celebrating Christmas at her digs in the Plaza Hotel, where wedding preparations are well under way. Eloise discovers the Plaza Hotel owner's daughter, Rachel Peabody (Sara Topham) might marry Brooks Oliver (Rick Roberts) for the wrong reasons. The scheming Eloise plays matchmaker to Rachel and Eloise's favorite Plaza waiter (Gavin Creel). This funny, heartwarming tale features adorable Sofia Vassilieva as Eloise, Julie Andrews as the Nanny, Christine Baranski as the evil wedding planner, and Jeffrey Tambor as the Plaza Hotel manager.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Eloise At Christmastime
The Plaza's most famous six-year-old girl returns for Christmas in this heartwarming family film based on the best-selling children's classic ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME. "I absolutely love Christmas!" exclaims Eloise (Sofia Vassilieva). So, with her "mostly companion" Nanny (Julie Andrews), Eloise sets off celebrating the season in her own irrepressible style. Whether it's helping coordinate a Christmas Eve wedding because "Getting married on Christmas Eve is the most romantic thing," shopping for the entire staff of the hotel, or helping a neighbor save her home, Eloise has a "to do" list as long as her Christmas list. With an all-star cast and an ending that will warm your heart, ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME is bound to become an instant holiday classic.