The Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom is your family’s new favourite holiday movie.

It's that time of year again, friends.

With Christmas just weeks away, it's time to officially get into the Christmas spirit.

And what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by watching gloriously fun-filled Christmas movies?

Watch the trailer for the Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom below. Post continues after video.

The Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom, which premieres on Stan on December 1, is set to be your family’s new favourite holiday movie.

Created by the same team that brought us A Sunburnt Christmas in 2020, the film stars Matt Okine (Stan Original Series The Other Guy), Logie Award winner Miranda Tapsell (Top End Wedding), and Ed Oxenbould (Stan Original Series Bloom). 

The Aussie comedy, which was inspired by family favourites such as Home Alone, Die Hard, and Elf, is set in a toy store called Harrington and Sons. 

The adventure begins when the store is hijacked on Christmas Eve by a pair of bumbling criminals, who hold the store's struggling owner (Matt Okine) for ransom. 

When a pair of shoplifting kids - played by newcomers Evan Stanhope (Thor: Love and Thunder) and Tahlia Sturzaker (I Am Mother) - stumble into the heist, they team up with heavily pregnant security officer Gladys (Miranda Tapsell) to save Christmas. 


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What follows is a hilarious, Home Alone inspired adventure as Gladys and the shoplifting kids attempt to take on the bad guys by turning toys into weapons.

Alongside Matt Okine, Miranda Tapsell and Ex Oxenbould, the film also stars Genevieve Lemon (Stan Original Series The Tourist), Bridie McKim (Stan Original Series Bump), and Chai Hansen (The Newsreader).


There's also a special appearance from The Bachelor star Matty J, who appears to play a firefighter in the comedy.

The soon-to-be Christmas classic is created and executive produced by Drew Grove, Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox, and Mike Jones, who all worked on A Sunburnt Christmas, directed by Adele Vuko (Skitbox), and produced by Naomi Just (The Unusual Suspects).

The film was written by Elliot Vella, Gretel Vella and Timothy Walker (A Sunburnt Christmas) and produced by Every Cloud Productions (a Global City Group company), the creators of the award-winning Stan Original Film A Sunburnt Christmas and the Stan Original Series Eden.

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The Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom is Stan's third Christmas film.

"Our Stan Original Christmas films have quickly become a beloved staple of our annual lineup, following the success of A Sunburnt Christmas and Christmas on the Farm," Stan's Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said in a statement.

"Christmas Ransom will bring the same irreverent humour and warmth everyone loved in A Sunburnt Christmas, with the added fun of some wild, high-stakes action hijinks," added Drew Grove, CEO and Executive Producer at Every Cloud Productions. 

"With a lot of mischief and heart, it will give everyone the chance to laugh, cry, and cheer together for a film that is sure to become one of Australia's classic Christmas tales."

Packed with heart and hilarious hijinks, the Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom is bound to be your family’s new favourite holiday movie.

The Stan Original Film Christmas Ransom will premiere December 1, only on Stan.

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