The Trial Before Christmas

The Trial Before Christmas

Grondahl: Troy’s ‘Night Before’ poem trial subject of Hallmark movie

TROY — Troy’s connection to the iconic Christmas poem, “ ‘Twas the night before Christmas,” and its disputed authorship is getting the Hallmark movie treatment.

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Old Troy story inspires new Hallmark movie

The Hallmark Channel is premiering a new Christmas movie on Dec. 17 at 8 p.m., “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The movie is set in Troy and is inspired by a 2014 play by local authors Duncan Crary and Jack Casey, “The Trial Before Christmas.” Filming was done in Ottawa in the fall.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

I loved this! When I saw the previews, it was evident that this was definitely off the beaten track for Hallmark. The teaser featured what appeared to be a court case deciding the true authorship of the famous Christmas poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas staged as a play. A play within a play? And it was evident that there was a romance going on between two of the actors and maybe some ghosts? I didn’t know quite what to make of it, but it turned out to be a delight from beginning to end.

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