Clare Niederpruem adds some spice to the traditional Christmas movie

[L-R] Brittney Snow as “Jesse,” Julia Duffy as “Liz,” George Wendt as “Robert,” and Justin Long as “David” in the romantic comedy, CHRISTMAS WITH THE CAMPBELLS, an AMC+ and RLJE Films release. Photo courtesy of AMC+ and RLJE Films.

Clare Niederpruem (Hallmark’s The Christmas Bow, Little Women) brings a twist to her usual holiday film with Christmas With the Campbells.

Christmas With the Campbells is directed by Clare and is co-written by Barbara Kymlicka (Hallmark’s Romance to the Rescue), Vince Vaughn (Fred Claus, Couples Retreat), and Dan Lagana (“American Vandal”).  The film stars Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect franchise, Hairspray), Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers, Galaxy Quest), Alex Moffatt (Holidate, “SNL”), Julia Duffy (“Newhart”), George Wendt (“Cheers”) and JoAnna Garcia Swisher (“Sweet Magnolias”).

In Christmas with The Campbells, when Jesse gets dumped right before the holidays by her boyfriend Shawn, his parents convince her to still spend Christmas with them, and Shawn’s handsome cousin, while Shawn is away.

Vaughn was inspired to create the film as his wife is a fan of traditional holiday romantic films. He wanted to create something that couples can watch together. The film uses the structure of a traditional holiday movie that is rewritten with subversive comedic dialogue for a new twist on the genre. It’s a little comedic naughty into the nice of a traditional Christmas movie.

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Christmas with The Campbells is now in Theaters and streaming on AMC+