The Nights Before Christmas – Canada, 2019 – preview

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‘He’s making a list… don’t be on it’

The Nights Before Christmas is 2019 Canadian horror feature film about a murderous Santa and Mrs Claus playing a cat and mouse game with the FBI.

Directed by Paul Tanter (Age of the Living Dead series) from a screenplay co-written by Simon Phillips, the movie stars the latter alongside Sayla de Goede, Jennifer Willis and Keegan Chambers.

The movie is a sequel to Tanter’s Once Upon a Time at Christmas (2017).


When a series of murders in the run-up to Christmas are found to be linked, FBI Special Agent Natalie Parker is tasked with tracking a pair of psychotic serial killers. She soon discovers the couple are not only crazy, having met in and escaped from an asylum for the criminally insane, but have based their personas on Santa and Mrs Claus.

As Christmas approaches, they slaughter their way through their special naughty list, playing a cat and mouse game with the FBI and leaving a trail of bloody bodies in their wake…


The Nights Before Christmas is completed and awaiting distribution announcement.

Cast and characters:

  • Simon Phillips … Santa Claus
  • Sayla de Goede … Mrs Claus
  • Jennifer Willis … Doctor Monica Mudd
  • Keegan Chambers … Courtney
  • Michael Coughlan … Jim Beaudin
  • Anne-Carolyne Binette … Becky
  • Kate Schroder … Agent Natalie Parker
  • Ken Bressers … FBI Agent
  • Meredith Heinrich … Lucy
  • Frederik Storm … FBI Agent
  • Shannon Cotter … Jennifer
  • Barry Kennedy … Mitchell
  • Ray Chiasson … Clayton
  • Eric de Niverville … Jonathan
  • Jonathan Largy … FBI Agent

Working titles:

Once upon a Time at Christmas 2 and Twice Upon a Time at Christmas

Until a trailer is available, here’s a reminder of the first film:

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