Apple wins rights to documentary 'The Fight Before Christmas'
Apple TV+ recently won global rights to documentary film "The Fight Before Christmas," which follows the story of a North Idaho man bent on bringing a massive Christmas event to his neighborhood.
The film, set to debut on Apple TV+ on Nov. 26, focuses on "Christmas-loving lawyer" Jeremy Morris, whose plans to hold a large community event spark a contentious fight, reports Deadline.
Trouble starts when the neighborhood's homeowners' association informs Morris that the planned festivities are in violation of its rules. A bitter fight follows and things snowball out of control, the report says.
"The Fight Before Christmas" marks the directorial debut of Becky Read, who produced "Three Identical Strangers," a 2018 documentary chronicling the life of identical triplets who were serendipitously reunited after being adopted by different families.
The upcoming documentary is produced by Julia Nottingham and Lisa Gomer Howes, with Chris Smith serving as executive producer. Dorothy Street Pictures is producing.
Apple TV+ is quickly building out a slate of documentaries to add to an impressive list of original films and series.
"9/11: Inside the President's War Room," a 90-minute documentary on the terrorist attacks first released in the UK, hit the service on Wednesday. That followed the release of "Fathom," a documentary on whale communication.