ID set to have “Nightmare Christmas”

U.S. cable net Investigation Discovery is tackling Christmas with a twist, with Nightmare Christmas (pictured) - a one-hour special set to debut in December - looking at holiday themed crimes.
November 23, 2012

U.S. cable net Investigation Discovery (ID) is tackling Christmas with a twist, with Nightmare Christmas (pictured), a one-hour special looking at holiday themed crimes.

Produced by Indigo Films, the special premieres on December 13 at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST.

The stories included in Nightmare Christmas include a husband who is stabbed by his wife after opening his presents before Christmas, and two men caught by a witness after stealing church donations during the Christmas Mass service. The one-off will use recreations and interviews, as well as a holiday score and a narrator who sounds like Kris Kringle.

“With Nightmare Christmas, Investigation Discovery puts its twist on an otherwise jolly holiday,” said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of ID. “We’re excited to see how this could pave the way for ID to explore other holiday specials. Just imagine what our creative geniuses could do with Valentine’s Day, April Fool’s Day, or Mother’s Day.”

Indigo Films’ David M. Frank serves as executive producer, with Stacy Waters on board as supervising producer and Chris Leavell serving as VP of content. For ID, John Terp is producer, Sara Kozak is senior VP, and Kevin Bennett is general manager.

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