A man’s sinister mission is to bring “joy to the world” – and specifically the neighborhood he lives in – to Apple TV+. The streaming device has secured worldwide rights to “The Fight Before Christmas,” the debut of director Becky Reed, who is best known for directing the Emmy-nominated “Three Identical Strangers.” Deadline broke the news.
Set to premiere exclusively on Apple TV+ on November 26, “The Fight Before Christmas” is a document that follows “the story of a northern Idaho neighborhood turned upside down by one man’s obsession with bringing Christmas cheer to all, through the biggest Christmas event.” The societal America has ever seen. Christmas-loving lawyer Jeremy Morris’s plan faces a snag when the Homeowners Association tells him the event violates neighborhood rules. A contentious fight erupts over the festivities and things spiral out of control,” the source raises. As the situation escalates, the film begs the question: Who wins when different rights and interests collide? Read parts together of the polarizing perspectives in this whimsical Christmas story about liberties, with a message about differences and tolerance at its core.”
In 2019, Reed received an Emmy nod for exceptional merit in the documentary filmmaking of “Three Identical Strangers,” a portrait of triplets separated by adoption and reconnecting as adults.