Santa is making a list, checking it twice, and gifting everyone with music from Backstreet Boys as part of this year’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate with “It’s Christmas Time Again,” featured in the movie, Santa Bootcamp. Premiering Saturday, November 19th at 8/7c, Santa Bootcamp also includes a star-studded cast led by Rita Moreno, Emily Kinney, Justin Gaston and Marissa Jaret Winokur, and is directed by Melissa Joan Hart. The song is part of the beloved band’s first holiday album, A Very Backstreet Christmas, available now wherever music is sold.
When event planner Emily Strauss (Emily Kinney, The Walking Dead) is hired by mall magnate Ed Mancini (Patrick Cassidy, Castle) to stage the ultimate Christmas Gala for his most important investors, Emily finds herself being sent to bootcamp – Santa Bootcamp – to find the perfect Santa and the inspiration she will need to make the evening a success. While there, Emily meets Belle (Rita Moreno, West Side Story), the bootcamp’s drill sergeant with a heart of gold, who helps Emily rediscover the magic of Christmas and find romance along the way. Additional stars include Tony® award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, Justin Gaston, John Schuck, and deaf actors Deanne Bray and Zyra Singleton.
Santa Bootcamp is directed by Melissa Joan Hart, who also serves as executive producer, along with Irene Dreayer, Gina Rugolo Judd, and Paula Hart. The film is produced by Hartbreak Films Inc with a script written by Michael J. Murray.
‘A Very Backstreet Christmas’ is the Backstreet Boys’ first ever Christmas album and will feature timeless holiday classics such as “White Christmas”, “Silent Night”, and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” plus three all new original holiday songs “Christmas In New York,” “Together,” and “Happy Days.” An exclusive version of the CD featuring two bonus tracks is available at Target.