Hallmark Channel to Host BATTLE OF THE BULBS

Battle of the Bulbs

So much for Christmas being a time for peace. Hallmark Channel has announced that Daniel Stern (Home Alone) and Matt Frewer (Eureka) will star as feuding neighbors who go to the mattresses over Christmas lights in its original movie BATTLE OF THE BULBS, airing December 18.

Bob (Stern) and Stu (Frewer) are former best friends whose relationship went sour early in life over a friendly wager. Though decades have passed since the incident, neither man is giving up on the grudge. Imagine Bob’s surprise when he discovers his old nemesis Stu is back, has moved into the house across the street, and is taking him on mano y mano (loose translation: How many donkeys should one live nativity scene have?) in a competition to win the town’s annual Christmas decorating contest. There is no ornament too flimsy, no filament too thin to keep these two warriors from assaulting each other with laser-like illumination and, finally, merrily melting down the town’s electrical systems. But when Stu’s son falls in love with Bob’s daughter, the two men find exceeding abundantly in life is much more important than exceeding the maximum wattage.

The world premiere of Battle of the Bulbs will air on Hallmark Channel Saturday, December 18 at 8pm/7 central.