It was Christmas Eve and for young Ben, it was a special night. Excitement filled the air as he got ready for bed. Ben was already wearing his favorite pajamas, with a few extra layers to keep him warm and cozy. He couldn’t wait for Santa’s arrival and what surprises he might have for Ben.
Just as Ben was about to drift off to sleep, he heard a noise outside of his window and quickly ran to investigate. He was expecting to find Santa’s sleigh and reindeer, but instead there was a large, bright red train. He immediately knew what it was: the Polar Express!
Ben quickly changed into his warmest clothes and grabbed his suitcase, filled with a few of his most treasured possessions. He ran to the window and opened it, just in time to see the conductor hopping off the train and calling out the familiar invitation: “All Aboard!”
Ben couldn’t believe his eyes as he walked onto the train and saw the beautiful, ornate decorations and the elegant dining car, filled with delicious-smelling treats. He was even more amazed when the conductor introduced him to the other passengers—a group of children from all around the world!
The train ride quickly became filled with singing, laughter, and stories. The children shared tales of their home countries, their families, and the wonderful things they were hoping to see at the North Pole. Ben quickly became fast friends with the other children and they stayed up talking late into the night.
As the night wore on, Ben began to feel tired and decided to head to his sleeping compartment. He said his goodbyes and went to lie down. As he dozed off, the conductor came by to tuck him in and told him to sleep well, as the Polar Express would be arriving at the North Pole very soon.
Ben had the most wonderful dream in which all of the passengers of the Polar Express flew above the snow-covered countryside, headed for the North Pole and the magical wonder that waited there. When he awoke, he glanced out the window and his eyes filled with awe—he had made it! He was at the North Pole.
The other passengers cheered and the conductor cheered them on. Ben had never been so excited in his life. He wanted to be the first one off the train—he had to see what amazing surprises were waiting for him. He grabbed his suitcase and rushed out of the train, ready to explore the North Pole.
The North Pole was even more magical and beautiful than Ben could have ever imagined. Everywhere he looked, there were colorful lights and decorations, and snow that sparkled in the moonlight. He could hear cheerful music in the distance and was filled with excitement as he followed the other passengers towards the large, brightly lit Christmas tree in the center of town.
As the children drew closer to the tree, a pair of enormous and beautiful reindeer stepped out from behind it. There was a loud clap of thunder and suddenly, Santa Claus appeared next to them. He was laughing and smiling and the children all cheered and ran towards him, eager to share their Christmas wishes.
Ben stepped forward and nervously held out his wish list. Santa looked down at him and smiled before taking it in his large hands. Santa said, “I see you have been a very good boy this year, Ben. What would you like for Christmas?”
Ben paused for a moment before hesitantly replying, “I want a puppy.” Santa smiled and said, “I think that can be arranged.”
Afterwards, Ben and the other passengers sat around the large Christmas tree and listened as Santa shared stories about his travels around the world. When it was time to go home, Santa presented each child with a special gift, specially chosen for them. Ben was given a beautiful golden collar for his puppy.
After saying goodbye to Santa and the other passengers, Ben and his parents boarded the Polar Express for the journey home. As the train pulled away, Ben could see a magnificent light show in the night sky, twinkling and sparkling like a million stars. He smiled, filled with knowledge and understanding: Christmas was a time of magic and wonder, and it was a time of spreading kindness and joy throughout the world.
The next morning, Ben awoke to a sweet surprise. Waiting for him in the living room was a beautiful puppy with a big red bow around his neck. Ben hugged and thanked his parents, before taking his new pup for a walk around the neighborhood.
No matter what age, Christmas will always remain a magical time of year. Ben and his puppy shared many special Christmases together, joyfully celebrating the season.
Some scenes from the AI movie The Polar Express
INT. POLAR EXPRESS – NIGHT
The train is filled with children and adults, chattering and singing with enthusiasm. Ben stands out from the crowd with his bright green pajamas and wide eyes. He moves slowly to one of the windows of the train, his suitcase clutched in his hands as he watches the stars twinkle in the night sky.
EXT. POLAR EXPRESS – NIGHT
The train winds its way across the countryside, the snow glistening in the moonlight.
INT. POLAR EXPRESS – NIGHT
The conductor appears at the end of the car and calls out: “All Aboard!” Ben grabs his suitcase and joins the other passengers, excitement bubbling inside him.
EXT. NORTH POLE – NIGHT
The Polar Express pulls into the station, stopping at the large, brightly lit Christmas tree. The passengers disembark and gasp in wonder at the beauty of the North Pole.
EXT. NORTH POLE – NIGHT
The reindeer appear from behind the tree and a loud clap of thunder signals the arrival of Santa Claus. The children cheer and run towards him, eager to share their Christmas wishes.
EXT. NORTH POLE – NIGHT
Ben hangs back, nervously clutching his wish list. Santa looks down at him and smiles before taking the list in his large hands. Santa says, “I see you have been a very good boy this year, Ben. What would you like for Christmas?” Ben pauses for a moment before hesitantly replying, “I want a puppy.” Santa smiles and says, “I think that can be arranged.”
INT. CHRISTMAS EVE – MORNING
Ben wakes up on Christmas morning, filled with excitement. He jumps out of bed and runs to the living room, eager to see what Santa left him. His eyes widen when he sees a beautiful puppy with a big red bow around his neck, lying on the floor.
He kneels down and the puppy jumps up, licking Ben’s face with joy. Ben hugs and thanks his parents, before taking his new pup for a walk around the neighborhood.
EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD – DAY
Ben and his puppy explore the streets, filled with laughter and joy. Everywhere they go, people smile and greet them with warm wishes of the holiday season.
EXT. PARK – DAY
Ben and his puppy run around the park, playing tag and fetch. Later, they sit on the grass, watching the sun set over the horizon.
INT. BEN’S HOUSE – NIGHT
As the night draws to a close, Ben and his puppy curl up in bed and drift off to sleep, dreaming of wonderful adventures yet to come.
EXT. NORTH POLE – CONTINUOUS
Santa and his reindeer climb back into the sleigh and fly off into the night. The passengers of the Polar Express watch in awe as the sleigh disappears in the sparkling sky, its lights twinkling like stars.
The conductor leads the passengers back onto the train, and they gather around the warm and cozy dining car, sipping hot cocoa and eating delicious treats.
INT. POLAR EXPRESS – LATER
The passengers settle into their compartments and the train pulls away, making its way back home. Everyone is tired, but satisfied after a wonderful night at the North Pole with Santa.
EXT. BEN’S HOUSE – MORNING
The Polar Express pulls into the station, and Ben and his parents exit the train and make their way home. They step into their house, and Ben can hardly contain his excitement – it’s Christmas morning!
INT. BEN’S HOUSE – MORNING
Ben runs into the living room, eager to see what Santa has left for him. His eyes widen when he sees the beautiful puppy with a big red bow around his neck, lying on the floor. He kneels down and the puppy jumps up, licking Ben’s face with joy. Ben hugs and thanks his parents, before taking his new pup for a walk around the neighborhood.
INT. BEN’S HOUSE – DAY
Ben and his puppy settle into their routine, sharing countless adventures around the neighborhood. The puppy’s name is eventually revealed to be Lucky, and the two become inseparable.
EXT. PARK – DAY
Lucky and Ben enjoy visiting the park together – playing tag, fetch, and even trying out the swings.
EXT. BEN’S HOUSE – CHRISTMAS DAY
Christmas day rolls around and Ben and Lucky exchange gifts. Ben gives Lucky a brand new collar and Lucky gives Ben a bone-shaped cookie with a paw-print cookie cutter.
INT. BEN’S HOUSE – LATER
As the night draws to a close, Ben and Lucky curl up in bed and drift off to sleep, dreaming of wonderful adventures yet to come.