Christmas in Connecticut

- You wrote about it last month.
- Yes, it's...

Oh, it's out being repaired.
You know how antiques are.
Oh, yes, of course.
But what a delightful room.
Such a magnificent fireplace.
I like a good, generous fireplace.
- Makes a room so friendly and warm.
- Yes, indeed.

Yes, I specialize in fireplaces,
Mr. Yardley.

I will never allow any of my clients
to plan without one.

But we don't depend entirely
on the fireplace to warm the house.

- No?
- Oh, no, no. I should say not.

No, we have unit heat, and each
heating pipe has a triple-wall jacket...

...and all the outside walls
are double insulated.

- How interesting.
- Yes. It is. Isn't it?

Well, here we are, Mommy.
All dressed and ready for chow.
Mr. Yardley, this is Mr. Jones.
Mighty proud to meet you, Jones.
- Thank you very much, sir.
- And this is my husband.

- How do you do?
- How do you do?

- It's a mighty fine baby you have, Mr. Lane.
- Sloan is the name.

Well, well, what a cherub.
Oh, there, there.
That's no way to treat a stranger.

I'll take it. I'll have Nora feed it tonight.
Lizka, he looks good on you.
Better than a mink coat, even.
- Felix, how I need one of those.
- No, no, no, no. For the judge.

Oh, Mr. Yardley, this is my uncle Felix.
Merry Christmas. Same to you.
Oh, and how very thoughtful of you, sir.
Excuse me, dear.
Speaking of fireplaces, Mr. Yardley...

...I'd like to show you
a little ingenious thing I've invented.

- I brought you other one with two cherries.
- Thank you very much...

...but I can't wait. I've gotta get home
and trim my Christmas tree.

- I tell them you come back later.
- Why, yes. Of course. I don't live very far.

Just a little ways down the road.
They can call me.

- Here. Here's my card.
- That's very nice, very nice.

Wait, wait, wait a minute.
This way, please.

Come, come, come, come, come.
Out the window?
Oh, a shortcut, huh?
- Why, thank you.
- Don't mention it. It's a pleasure.