Media: Hallmark Media
Jonathan Bennett (“The Christmas House,” Mean Girls) and George Krissa (“Road Trip Romance) star in “The Holiday Sitter” a new, original movie premiering Sunday, December 11 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event.
About The Movie:
Sam (Bennett) is a workaholic living his best bachelor life in New York City. Just as he’s ready to head to the airport to spend Christmas in Hawaii, his sister (Chelsea Hobbs, “UnREAL”) calls him into active uncle duty when she and her husband have to leave town early when they learn the baby they’re adopting is being born two weeks ahead of schedule. After some brilliant sisterly guilting, Sam agrees to head upstate to watch his teen nephew and young niece while they’re away. When Sam gets to their suburban home he meets Jason (Krissa), a friend and next-door neighbor who steps in to help until Sam arrives. Even though his sister left a detailed schedule to follow – along with takeout menus to avoid the kitchen fire he caused the last time he babysat – Sam realizes he’s ill-equipped for the job, at best. He enlists the help of Jason, who is also the contractor putting the finishing touches on the nursery and is planning to adopt since he’s tired of waiting to find the right guy and start a family of his own. Sam is so desperate for help he offers to hire Jason as a “consultant” of sorts to help him survive the next two days without major mishaps. But when the new baby’s arrival takes longer than expected, Sam has to adjust his vacation plans once again. As he spends more time there with his niece and nephew – and Jason – he begins to rethink his commitment to the bachelor life and realizes he may have found something he wasn’t looking for, including love.
“The Holiday Sitter” is from Manmaid Productions Inc. in association with Johnson Production Group. Timothy O. Johnson, Maura Dunbar and Jonathan Bennett serve as executive producers. Navid Soofi is producer. Ali Liebert directed from a script by Greg Baldwin and Tracy Andreen, from a story by Bennett & Baldwin.