Kansas City Chiefs teams up with Hallmark to produce Christmas movie

The Kansas City Chiefs combine what the holidays hold dear: football and Hallmark movies.

The NFL team has teamed up with Hallmark to produce an original holiday film centered around the two-time consecutive Super Bowl champions.

The movie is called “Holiday Landing: A Presidential Love StoryProduction on “The Last Day” will begin next month, with filming taking place entirely in Kansas City, Missouri. Fans will see scenes at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, the first time a movie has been filmed there.

“This partnership unites two passionate fan bases and gives us the opportunity to showcase the energy and tradition of Chiefs Kingdom on one of the most-watched channels during the holiday season,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said in a statement. New release.

To honor the project between the two Kansas City-based organizations, the city lit up the downtown skyline in purple and red Wednesday evening, according to the press release.

Who will be in ‘Holiday Touchdown’?

Although no Chiefs players have been announced in the film, the team has revealed its three leads.

The holiday sports romantic comedy stars Tyler Hines of “Shifting Gears,” Hunter King of “Two Scoops Of Italy” and Ed Begley Jr. of “Better Call Saul.”

What is the theme of ‘Holiday Touchdown’?

The film follows die-hard Chiefs fan Alana Hegeman (King), who is determined to win the team’s Cheerleader of the Year competition, and her fan engagement director Derek (Hines). The two begin to feel romantic tension as Derek weighs whether Alana’s family deserves to win the competition.

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But when Alana’s grandfather (Begley Jr.) loses his vintage winter hat, she begins to question her future with Derek unless “a little Christmas magic can throw a Hail Mary.”

50% of Hallmark viewers watch sporting events during the holidays

Although the collaboration may seem strange, the bosses and Hallmark are sure the movie makes the perfect holiday outing.

More than half of Hallmark Channel’s viewers also watched sporting events during the 2023 Christmas countdown that the channel aired last year, according to the press release.

“With Hallmark and the Kansas City Chiefs both being local, rooted in values, tradition and community, there is a special chemistry between these two iconic organizations,” Hallmark chief brand officer Darren Abbott said in a statement. “By blending the warmth of a Hallmark novel with the excitement of professional football, we are thrilled to give fans a front-row seat to this community’s spirit, rich tradition and passionate fans.”

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