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Judd Nelson Stars in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere "Cancel Christmas," Holiday 2011
Justin Landry, Connor Price and newcomer Sante Scaletta also star in the project.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]


Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas," Preeminent TV Holiday Destination

Kris Kringle's chances of keeping the magic of Christmas going look grim when he is tasked with teaching incorrigible children the essence of giving, or risk having Christmas cancelled forever, in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere "Cancel Christmas," starring Golden Globe nominee Judd Nelson ("Billionaire Boys Club"). "Cancel Christmas," premiering Holiday 2011, also stars Justin Landry ("Periods of Rain"), Connor Price ("Dead Zone") and newcomer Sante Scaletta. Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas," one of the most anticipated seasonal events in entertainment, features more hours of holiday-themed programming than any other network.

In "Cancel Christmas," imagine Santa's surprise when the Christmas Board of Directors issues an ultimatum to holiday's top Elf: In 30 days or less, make Christmas less commercial and material, or lose it forever. The Board is so sure the turnaround is hopeless that they give Santa the task of changing the hearts of privileged kids so they, in turn, will reach out to help a less fortunate boy. As he views the mission before him, Santa sees the following themes: private school, privilege, rich kids, mean kids, a science fair, a Golden Retriever, and a friendless boy in a wheelchair. Daunting? No more so than making reindeer fly. If ever there was a force for joy, goodness and sharing, it is the mythical man in red. After all, it's Christmas - believe with all your heart!

"Cancel Christmas" is a Chesler/ Perlmutter Production. Executive Producers are Lewis Chesler, David Perlmutter, Robert Vaughn and John Bradshaw. Producer is Markie Posival. The movie is directed by John Bradshaw from a script by David Alexander.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 87.5 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading network in quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, lifestyle and general entertainment content, and is the home of "The Martha Stewart Show", which anchors the channel's new daytime HOME block. Hallmark Channel's sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.

  [july 2011]  


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