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Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘A Castle for Christmas’

A Castle for Christmas Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Movie

The A Castle for Christmas soundtrack includes music by Regina Spektor, Kelly Clarkson and Robbie Williams. This info article contains spoilers for Mary Lambert’s 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

A Castle for Christmas stars Brooke Shields as an American novelist named Sophie Brown. Cary Elwes co-stars as Myles, a Scottish Duke. The protagonists develop romantic feelings for each other in a historic castle and contemplate the immediate future. Scored by composer Jeff Rona (Homicide: Life on the Street), the Netflix Christmas movie features several holiday-themed tracks, courtesy of music supervisor Dylan Neely (The Farewell). Here’s every song in A Castle for Christmas.

A Castle for Christmas Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

A Castle for Christmas Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Movie

  • “Superhero” by Groenland (00:00:00): The A Castle for Christmas soundtrack song plays during the opening sequence. Images of Emma Gale’s publications fill the screen during a cityscape visual. The title character narrates about her career.
  • “Tonight” by Katy Pearson (00:06:00): Sophie arrives in Scotland. She travels to Dunbar and reaches her castle destination. Myles works and tries to control his dog named Hamish.
  • “Older and Taller” by Regina Spektor (00:10:00): Sophie finishes a phone call with her editor. She takes a bicycle ride through the Scottish countryside. Sophie pays a visit to Dun Dunbar Castle.
  • “Falling Through” by Quiet Houses (00:34:00): Myles teases Sophie about her writing. The A Castle for Christmas soundtrack song accompanies a biking sequence. “Falling Through” fades as Sophie arrives at The Castle Inn.
  • “Celtic Heart” by Starsky & the Fox (00:41:00): Sophie road trips with Myles. They spot cows on the road and discuss sheep. Myles points out an oceanside castle.
  • “Did the Day Just Go Like You Wanted?” by Belle & Sebastian (00:47:00): Sophie and Myles nearly kiss. The A Castle for Christmas soundtrack song kicks in as Shields’ character leaves with Hamish the dog. Myles groans as he walks up a staircase.
  • “Jingle Bells” by Carte Blanche (00:55:00): The camera approaches Dun Dunbar castle. Sophie reads from her new novel. The author hopes to hear from a “warrior woman.”
  • “Angels from the Realms of Glory” by Beth Hart (01:07:00): Sophie and Myles kiss for the first time. The track scores the moment. The music accompanies a transitional sequence and also plays during the credits at 01:33:00.
  • “Wrapped in Red” by Kelly Clarkson (01:10:00): Myles wraps Sophie in a blanket. The A Castle for Christmas soundtrack song plays during a Christmas Day montage. “Wrapped in Red” fades as Myles and Sophie spin while dancing.
  • “We’re the Lucky Ones” by The Marías (01:13:00): Myles and Sophie argue about their relationship and the future. Hamish the dog cries as Shields’ character prepares to leave Dun Dunbar Castle. Thomas confronts Myles about his “stubborn Dunbar pride.”
  • “She’s the One” by Robbie Williams (01:19:00): Sophie decides to stay with her Scottish friends for one more night. Myles reads an Emma Gale book in bed. The music plays during a montage sequence.
  • “Love This Christmas” by Rick Astley (01:31:00): Myles gives Sophie a necklace at Dun Dunbar Castle. The camera zooms out for a wide shot of the property. The A Castle for Christmas soundtrack song fades as Sophie discusses her new book with Drew Barrymore during a credits sequence.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.