WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24
ONE-HOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL
"THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS"
(8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (CONTENT RATING TBD)
EMMA ROBERTS AND NORM MACDONALD STAR - Niko (Andrew McMahon), a young reindeer, yearns to fly just like his dad whom he believes is a member of Santa's Flying Forces. Following an attack by wolves on his herd's peaceful home, he heads off on a desperate, dangerous mission through icy blizzards to find his father. Along the way, Niko discovers that the evil Black Wolf (Alan Stanford) has a devious plan to destroy and replace Santa's flying reindeer. On his heroic journey, Niko is accompanied by his surrogate father Julius (Norm MacDonald, "Saturday Night Live"), a clumsy squirrel who has nurtured and indulged the young reindeer's dream. Much to Julius' annoyance, they are then joined by Wilma (Emma Roberts, "Nancy Drew"), a sassy young singing weasel who actually knows the way to Santa' s Fell. Niko faces his biggest challenge when he must choose between the life he has dreamed about and his family. Michael Hegner and Kari Juusonen directed the film written by Hannu Tuomainen and Marteinn Thorisson.