[adrotate banner=”1″]Hey, I promised I’d start writing about the Hallmark Christmas films once they start popping up with their own entries, and I keep my promises that I’m not too lazy to not keep! Thus, Northpole gets it’s own entry as that is the one Hallmark is promoting the most right now. I’m guessing because they think it will have the best cross-demographics success, and they may be correct.
Santa (Robert Wagner) and Mrs. Claus’s (Jill St. John) magical home, Northpole, has grown into a huge city powered by the magic of holiday happiness around the world. Yet the city is in trouble, as people everywhere are too busy to enjoy festive time together. One of these stressed-out souls is Chelsea (Tiffani Thiessen), a single mom who is trying to get noticed at her new reporting job while helping her ten-year-old son Kevin (Max Charles) adjust to a new school. When he starts talking about real elves and actual sleigh rides, she worries that his imagination has gotten out of control. With a little added help from Kevin’s charming teacher Ryan (Josh Hopkins), a mysterious elf, Clementine (Bailee Madison), and a gospel singer named Josephine (Candice Glover), Chelsea may learn that even chasing down the facts can lead to holiday magic.
We got elves, we got Santa, we got an American Idol contestant, we got Tiffani Thiessen, we got reindeer. It’s a movie about spending time with your family and friends, which means it’s promoting not watching movies (Uh, Northpole excepted, right??) This film might be worth checking out to see just how they deal with the whole North Pole city on a tv movie budget.
Northpole is directed by Douglas Barr, who has directed a bunch of tv movies like The Mystery Cruise as well as starred in Spaced Invaders! It’s written by the writing team of Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer (Undercover Bridesmaid)
Northpole premieres Saturday, November 15th on Hallmark Channel