Beckett: Well, Castle. Looks like you might have been right. Maybe there is a Santa Claus after all.
Castle: Whether there's a Santa Claus or not, that's not why I love Christmas. When I was a kid, no matter how bad things got, my mother always managed to make Christmas Eve magical. Every year she would put on "The Nutcracker Suite." And I thought, if she can do that in our tiny apartment when money was tight and we were alone. It gave me hope that things could get better. I love that feeling, that sense of hope. It's crazy, you know? On the shortest, darkest days of the year, people of all faiths celebrate the light. Plus, who doesn't love presents?