This new original Hallmark Channel movie Naughty Or Nice reunites two television legends, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross as husband as husband and wife in this romantic holiday-themed movie with a slight tinge of magic. Tune in Saturday night at 8 p.m. (repeats later that night).
After she is suddenly fired from her job, Krissy Kringle (Burton) is in no mood for all the misdirected Santa mail she receives to her home on Candy Cane Lane. Even so, one package in particular stands out: Santa’s “Naughty or Nice” book, which he left behind when visiting a child. After Krissy realizes that the book is magical and will show her all the bad deeds of those around her, Krissy sets out to expose everyone she knows who has been naughty.
From her decoration-stealing neighbor, to her backstabbing former co-worker, it seems as though just about everyone has a naughty side that Krissy must deal with. Eventually, the naughty list hits too close to home, exposing a truth about her long-time boyfriend, Lance (Dallas) and causing turmoil with one of her neighbors. With the help of her mother, Carol (Baxter) and father Walter Kringle (Gross), Krissy discovers that the book’s power also reveals the nice in people, not just the naughty.
Using the magic of the book and with the encouragement of her friend Marco (Tigerman), Krissy sets out to fix all of the damage she has done, get her job back and reconcile with Lance. When an accident damages the “Naughty or Nice” book, Krissy must use her inner strength to undo the damage and reveal the nice in everyone without any magical help.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.