'The Santa Stakeout': 5 things you need to know about the Hallmark movie

Kickstart the holiday season with Hallmark's 'The Santa Stakeout'!

                            'The Santa Stakeout': 5 things you need to know about the Hallmark movie
Paul Campbell and Tamera Mowry-Housley in 'The Santa Stakeout' (Hallmark)

The festive season is around the corner! If you're already in a Christmas-y mood and plan on kick-starting the celebrations a bit earlier this year, then what better way to do so than with a movie countdown. Get ready to make the most of your family movie night with 'The Santa Stakeout', which premieres on Hallmark.

'The Santa Stakeout' is the story of two detectives working a case during the holiday season. To go undercover, they pretend to be a couple. However, this cover story soon turns into a reality! If you're looking for more feel-good movies to binge-watch, you might want to consider 'Advice to Love By' and 'The Vows We Keep'. 


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When does 'The Santa Stakeout' release and where can you watch it

You can watch 'The Santa Stakeout' on Sunday, October 24 2021, at 8:00 PM ET / 7:00c on Hallmark.

Who stars in the Hallmark movie?

Tamera Mowry-Housley
Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley is an award-winning actress. Her works include 'The Masked Singer', 'Christmas Comes Twice', 'A Christmas Miracle', 'Daytime Divas', 'Hollywood Darlings', 'Melissa & Joey', 'Christmas Angel', 'Redemption of a Dog', 'Things We Do for Love', 'Double Wedding' and 'The Super Hero Squad Show'.

Tamera Mowry-Housley in 'The Santa Stakeout' (ABC)


She is joined by Paul Campbell, and Joe Pantoliano in 'The Santa Stakeout'.

What is 'The Santa Stakeout' all about

If you enjoy a good 'fake-dating' troupe movie, then 'The Santa Stakeout' is exactly what you're looking for. The movie is about two detectives working undercover, who soon find love when they least expect it. As per the official synopsis -- "Tanya is a police detective who is reluctantly partnered with fellow detective Ryan to solve a recent string of heists taking place during high-profile holiday parties around town. They go undercover as newlyweds Tasha and Rupert, moving into the vacant house next to Mr. Miller, the jovial chair of the community’s Christmas committee…and the prime suspect in the case. As Tanya and Ryan partake in the neighborhood’s holiday happenings to keep up appearances and crack the case, they get swept up in Christmas. Before they know it, their cover story as a couple in love starts to become reality. Starring Tamera Mowry-Housley, Paul Campbell, and Joe Pantoliano."

Paul Campbell and Tamera Mowry-Housley in 'The Santa Stakeout' (Hallmark)

Who is the director?

Peter Benson
Benson is the director of 'The Santa Stakeout'. His directorial works include 'Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone', 'Sweet Carolina', 'The Crossword Mysteries', 'Aurora Teagarden Mysteries', 'Marrying the Family', 'What an Idiot' and 'Scott's Land'.


You can check out the trailer for 'The Santa Stakeout' here!


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