Rob Hill and his new wife Sarah are on holiday in Europe near Transylvania driving a hire car along a rather deserted road. It is late, raining torrentially and Rob can barely see the road in front of the car. Suddenly, the car skids out of control. Rob attempts to control it, but to no avail.
The car swerves and smashes into a tree. Moments later, Rob shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed and bloody, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees Sarah unconscious, with her head badly bleeding. Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Rob knows he has to get her medical assistance. He turns on his mobile but to no avail. There's absolutely no signal in this desolate place.
So, he carefully picks Sarah up and begins trudging down the road. After a short while, he sees a light and heads towards it, and discovers it's coming from a large, old house. He approaches the door and knocks.
A small, hunched man opens the door. Rob blurts, "Hello, my name is Rob Hill and this is my wife Sarah. We've been in a terrible accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I please use your phone?"
I'm sorry," replies the hunchback, "but we don't have a phone. My master is a doctor. Come in, and I will get him." Rob brings his wife in.
An older man comes down the stairs. "I'm afraid my assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor; I am a scientist. However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had some basic medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, bring them down to the laboratory."
With that, Igor picks up Sarah and carries her downstairs, with Rob following closely. Igor places Sarah on a table in the lab. Rob collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries, so Igor places Rob on an adjoining table.
After a brief examination, Igor's master looks worried. "Things are serious, Igor. They've lost too much blood. Prepare a transfusion." Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail. Rob and Sarah Hill are no more.
The Hills' deaths upsets Igor's master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses his grand piano. It is here that he has always found solace and he begins to play. A stirring, almost mystic melody fills the house.
Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. His eyes catch movement, and he notices the fingers on Sarah's hand twitch, keeping time to the haunting piano music. Stunned, he watches as Rob's arm begins to rise, marking the beat. He is further amazed as Sarah and Rob both sit up straight, obviously very much alive!
Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory. He bursts in and shouts to his master:
"Master, Master! The Hills are alive with the sound of music!"
...and in that note, everybody have a wonderful and joyous Christmas with family and friends.