�MEET THE SANTAS� - A JOYOUS HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL HOLIDAY MOVIE STARRING STEVE GUTTENBERG, CRYSTAL BERNARD AND EMMY� AWARD WINNER MARIETTE HARTLEY
Sequel to Hallmark Channel�s Highest Rated Original Movie
Premieres Saturday, December 17
�Meet the Santas,� a Hallmark Channel Original movie for the entire family
starring Steve Guttenberg, Crystal Bernard and Emmy� Award Winner Mariette Hartley,
premiering Saturday, December 17 at (9/8c), is sure to melt everyone�s heart this
�Meet the Santas� is the sequel to Hallmark Channel�s highest-rated original
movie ever � �Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus� � and follows Nicholas �Nick� Claus (Steve
Guttenberg, �Three Men and A Baby�) Beth Marshall (Crystal Bernard, �Wings�) and
Beth�s nine-year-old son Jake (Dominic Scott Kay, �Minority Report�) as Nick and Beth
prepare for their long-awaited Christmas Eve nuptials and become a real family. After
the wedding, they plan on taking over the �family business� from Nick�s dad, Santa
Claus, who has officially retired.
Sounds simple enough, but Beth�s prim and proper society mother, Joanna
(Mariette Hartley, �Silence of the Heart�) has turned the wedding into her own major
production and Nick has his work cut out for him trying to win over her frosty
personality. Add Nick�s parents, Santa and Mrs. Claus to the mix and Beth fears she will
never win her mother�s approval; something she has been trying to earn her entire life.
Not to mention the fact that the elder Santa�s faithful and fussy executive assistant
Ernest (Armin Shimerman, �Star Trek: Deep Space Nine�) is going to make sure that
Nick fills his father�s rather large shoes exactly right. Maybe it�s time the adults get a
lesson in believing and the true meaning of Christmas spirit. One thing is certain�the
Claus� are coming to town this holiday season on Hallmark Channel and it will be unforgettable!
�Meet the Santas� is a Hallmark Entertainment Presentation. Robert Halmi, Jr.
and Larry Levinson are executive producers. Nick Lombardo and Michael Moran are the
co-executive producers. Al Dickerson and Jeff Kloss are producers. The director is
Harvey Frost and Pamela Wallace is the writer. The Hallmark Channel Original movie is
an Alpine Medien Production in association with Larry Levinson Productions.
�Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus� came out on DVD on November 8 and there is a
special encore presentation of �Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus� on Hallmark Channel
airing Saturday, December 10 (9/8c).
Hallmark Channel is a 24-hour basic cable channel that provides a diverse slate
of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 71 million
subscribers. The program service is distributed through more than 5,200 cable systems
and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country.
Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel.
Through its subsidiary, Crown Media Distribution, LLC, Crown also distributes titles from
its award-winning collection of movies, miniseries and films for exhibition in a variety of
television media including broadcast, cable, Video-on-Demand and High Definition
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