Channel Announces New Movie "The Santa Incident" Premiering
December 7 9/30/10
MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY!
IT'S ASYMMETRICAL WARFARE FOR DUMMIES WHEN THE JOLLY OLD ELF
ACCIDENTALLY DRIFTS INTO A NO-FLY ZONE IN 'THE SANTA INCIDENT,' A HALLMARK
CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING DECEMBER 7
Ione Skye and Greg Germann Star in the Original Christmas Fantasy
Mmmmmistletoe! Homeland Security may have some 'splainin' to do when
its agents engage to destroy the Jolliest Old Elf in the world in
"The Santa Incident," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World
Premiere, Tuesday, December 7 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Ione Skye ("Private
Practice," "Say Anything"), Greg Germann ("All I Want
For Christmas," "Ally McBeal"), Michael McElhatton
("Your Bad Self"), Sean McConaghy ("The Task") and
James Cosmo ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the
Wardrobe") star in the film for Hallmark Channel, the biggest holiday
destination in television.
Homeland Security's Asymmetrical Threats Division has unknowingly
targeted Santa Claus (Cosmo) for piloting an unidentified aircraft and
flouting national sovereignty. Before fully identifying the target, their
agent Ross (McElhatton) fires a heat-seeking missile into Father
Christmas' dash wings. His reindeer rocked, his jingle bells jangled,
Santa crashes to Earth, where he is rescued by a couple of kids and nursed
back to health by their mom Joanna (Skye). Erickson (Germann) and
Cunningham (McConaghy), a pair of bumbling secret agents have also homed
in on Santa's position, and they are determined to make Kris Kringle pay
for their looking bad in a prior botched anti-alien interdiction.
The dumb luck duo repeatedly delay Santa, but he never takes his eye
off the ticking clock. Christmas is coming -- and while Nick waits for a
sign that his Elf Posse is coming to the rescue -- he busies himself doing
work-in-trade around town. Bartering his time for batteries, microchips,
and other materials, Santa magically makes stacks of toys with military
precision and stashes them in a secret location. As the agents rush in to
plunder Santa's ad hoc toy factory, they hear a faint sound: jingle bells.
Santa's eyes twinkle and he smiles. He was never worried. He's been saving
Christmas for children -- and loving it -- for centuries.
"The Santa Incident" is produced by Parallel Films on behalf
of MNG Films in association with RHI Entertainment, which is also
distributing. Robert Halmi, Jr., Alan Moloney, Mary Callery and Mark
Grenside are executive producers. Susan Mullen is the producer. Yelena
Lanskaya directed from a script by Jeffrey Scott Simmons.
10/13/10 Update: "The Santa Incident" - Premieres on Thursday, December 9 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C) and not on Tuesday, December 7.