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Less-known Christmas movies: The Santa Incident

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We continue our hunt for quality bargain basement Christmas films! The Santa Incident is not one!

The Santa Incident contains all of the necessary ingredients for a Christmas classic. Santa? Check. People who don't believe in Santa? Check. Doubters being won over by Santa's jolly benevolence? Check. Cute but mildly irritating kids? Check. Absentee father? Check. Over-worked single mother struggling to bring up her kids? Check. Santa being shot down by a military fighter jet and then being pursued by over-zealous Homeland security agents who want to kill him? Erm... check?

Moments after taking a side-winder to the face and being propelled skywards from his sleigh at a thousand miles an hour, Santa's unconscious bulk thuds down on the cold concrete of a working dock. A young brother and sister skipping school save Santa from having his head crushed by a gargantuan piece of machinery, whereupon he's
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Robert Halmi Sr. Exits Rhi Entertainment

It is finally the end of an era at Rhi Entertainment. Robert Halmi Sr., 88, is exiting the company he founded in 1979. The announcement was made Friday by Gabriel de Alba, chairman of the Rhi board. The company - which produced made-for-tv movies and miniseries including Lonesome Dove, Neverland, The Santa Incident and the 2007 Sci Fi Channel mini Tin Man - has had its share of ups and downs. Halmi Sr. and his son, Robert Halmi Jr., sold Rhi to Hallmark in 1994 and then bought the company back in 2006. But they were bogged down by too much

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The Third Annual Yulies: Let's celebrate the absurdity of holiday TV movies!

There you are, all curled up on the sofa, holding a mug of hot cocoa with one hand, knitting an unsightly reindeer sweater with the other. Your tree is twinkling, your fireplace is glowing, and your neighbors are caroling semi-competently on your snow-dusted lawn. Is there anything that could make this scene more festive? You bet your sweet chestnuts there is. The holidays aren’t officially the holidays until we gorge ourselves on the buffet of new Christmas TV movies served up around this time of year. Are they corny? Like an Iowa farm. Predictable? You can set your watch
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The Third Annual Yulies: Let's celebrate the absurdity of holiday TV-movies!

There you are, all curled up on the sofa, holding a mug of hot cocoa with one hand, knitting an unsightly reindeer sweater with the other. Your tree is twinkling, your fireplace is glowing, and your neighbors are caroling semi-competently on your snow-dusted lawn. Is there anything that could make this scene more festive? You bet your sweet chestnuts there is. The holidays aren’t officially the holidays until we gorge ourselves on the buffet of new Christmas TV-movies served up around this time of year. Are they corny? Like an Iowa farm. Predictable? You can set your watch to
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Holiday Movies: What's on Tonight? (12/15/10)

Elf (Laughing All the Way)

USA Network, 7 Pm Et

Adopted as a baby by one of Santa's elves (Bob Newhart), a man (Will Ferrell) leaves the workshop to search for his family in New York.

Deck the Halls (Mistletoe & Mayhem)

FX, 8 and 10 Pm Et

Neighbors (Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick) go to war after one adorns his house with enough lights to make it visible from space.

The Santa Incident (Wacky Wonderland)

Hallmark, 8 Pm Et

A family helps Santa Claus (James Cosmo) after the U.S. government shoots down his sleigh with a heat-seeking missile.

What else is showing this season? See our The 12 Flavors of Christmas - 2010 Holiday TV Movie Guide.

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Link | Posted 12/15/2010 by reelz

Danny DeVito | Will Ferrell | Bob Newhart | James Cosmo | Matthew Broderick | Deck the Halls | The Santa Incident | Elf
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RHI Entertainment Starts Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceedings

Financially strapped Rhi Entertainment, a leading producer and distributor of TV movies and miniseries, said Friday it has started voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings that will wipe away $309 million in debt.

Under the plan, creditors will take an 85% ownership stake in the company, with the remaining 15% maintained by president and CEO Robert Halmi Jr., whose father founded the company in 1979.

Hallmark Cards purchased Rhi in 1994, and Halmi Jr., along with other top executives and affiliates of investment firm Kelso & Co., acquired the company in 2006, saddling it with $609 million in debt. It proved an unmanageable amount when worldwide ad rates plunged 22% in 2008, Halmi Jr. said Friday.

After the bankruptcy, the company's debt will stand at $300 million. Kelso and public shareholders will have lost as much as $280 million as the stock, which traded for $13 a share two years ago, was at a nickel on Friday. Halmi Jr.'s personal wealth has taken a $6.5 million hit.
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Chick from 'Say Anything' is in Hallmark Movie 'The Santa Incident'

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Premiering this Thursday, December 9th at 8/7c on the Hallmark Channel is their brand spankin' new original movie The Santa Incident. Now I know what you're thinking, "Why should I care? I'm hip and cool and freshness." Well that just goes to show you're wrong about everything and life.

Ione Skye is in this thing, man! You totally know her. She was the chick who John Cusack held the boom-box up for in Say Anything. Observe.

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