Christmas has always been a time of love and tradition in the small town of Trapper Falls, Alaska, hometown of Mayor Dan Reed (Ted McGinley). So, together with his brother Greg (Brad Stine), Dan drapes the town in Christmas cheer, concentrating on the nativity scene. But when Dan's high school rival Mitch Bright (Daniel Baldwin) returns home after 20 years, he takes offense at seeing the town's nativity scene in violation of separation of church and state.
Mitch wants the nativity scene removed and the word ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«ChristmasÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ switched to ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Happy Holidays.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ Dan's wife Kristen (Nancy Stafford) and their daughters show the true meaning of Christmas by launching a "Christmas With a Capital C" campaign as an effort to keep the town together. Trapper Falls learns the lesson that, with the arrival of Christmas, good will was to be given to all, even to those whose hearts seem closed to Him.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«This is a touching story for the holidays and in fact, any time. We learn that Mayor Dan Reed's old nemesis in high school, Mitch Bright, is concealing a secret when he returns to Trapper Falls, Alaska. At first, he is seemingly a successful big time lawyer who is cranky about Christmas and wants to use the city government to take down the nativity scene on display and he even challenges Mayor Dan's daughter while she publicly sings a Christmas song. In time, Dan learns that Mitch needs help in more ways than just getting over his anger toward Christmas and Christians.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«This is a nicely made film with some good themes including forgiveness, loyalty, and standing up for one's beliefs. We are more than pleased to award our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal to this movie. It is an inspiring film.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Edwin L. Carpenter, The Dove Foundation
About the Director
Helmut Schleppi started producing and directing documentaries and reality formats in the Netherlands. In 1999 he relocated to Los Angeles, where he co-produced and directed the feature film ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«2 Brothers and a Bride,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ which earned him a ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Two Thumbs UpÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ from Ebert and Roeper and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He went on to direct ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Last Dispatch,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ a feature documentary, and the feature film ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Christmas With a Capital C,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ which Dove Awards nominated in their Inspirational Film of the Year category.
Schleppi heads an award-winning digital media company that pitches TV formats to networks, develops lifestyle series for brands and produces social action content for nonprofits. His portfolio includes work for Reuters, CNN, BBC, TLC, Discovery Channel, ABC, UCLA, Food for the Hungry (FH), CAbi, World Vision and many more organizations.
- Actors: Ted McGinley, Daniel Baldwin, Nancy Stafford, Brad Stine, Ron Holmstrom
- Director: Helmut Schleppi
- Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment
- Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
- DVD Release Date: November 1, 2011
- Run Time: 81 minutes
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
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