Kansas City Chiefs team up with Hallmark to make a Christmas movie

Kansas City Chiefs team up with Hallmark to make a Christmas movie
Kansas City Chiefs team up with Hallmark to make a Christmas movie

The Kansas City Chiefs bring together what the holidays are all about: football and Hallmark movies.

The NFL team has teamed up with Hallmark to create an original Christmas film centered around its two-time Super Bowl winners.

Production on the film, titled “Holiday Touchdown: A Chiefs Love Story,” begins next month. Filming will take place entirely in Kansas City, Missouri. Fans will be able to see scenes at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. It’s the first time a movie has been shot at the stadium.

“This partnership brings together 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 press release.

To honor the project of the two Kansas City-based organizations, the city lit up its skyline purple and red on Wednesday evening, the press release said.

Who will be on “Holiday Touchdown”?

Although no Chiefs players have been announced for the film, the team has announced its three lead actors.

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

What is “Holiday Touchdown” about?

“Holiday Touchdown: A Chiefs Love Story” follows Chiefs superfan Alana Higman (King), who is determined to win the team’s Fan of the Year contest, and fan engagement director Derrick (Hynes). The two feel romantic tension as Derrick assesses whether Alana’s family deserves to win.

But when Alana’s grandfather (Begley Jr.) loses his old Chiefs winter hat, she begins to question her future with Derrick, unless “a little Christmas magic can spark one last Hail Mary.”

50% of Hallmark viewers watch sports during the holidays

While the collaboration may seem odd, the Chiefs and Hallmark are confident the film is the perfect crossover for the holidays.

More than half of Hallmark Channel’s viewers also watched sports during the channel’s countdown to Christmas, which aired last year in 2023, the press release said.

“Because Hallmark and the Kansas City Chiefs both come from homegrown roots and are rooted in values, tradition and community, there is a special alchemy between these two iconic organizations,” Hallmark Chief Brand Officer Darren Abbott said in a statement. “By combining the warmth of Hallmark stories with the excitement of professional football, we are excited to give audiences a front-row seat to experience the spirit, rich traditions and passionate fans of this community.”

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