Angels in the Snow – UP Original Movie
Premiere: Christmas 2015
In Angels in the Snow, the affluent, yet troubled Montgomery family hits the road for a special Christmas in the mountains. Workaholic real estate developer Charles (Chris Potter) hopes to mend fences with his wife Judith (Kristy Swanson), a former NY fashion editor, and reconnect with his cell-phone-dependent, squabbling children – Alexander (15, Nick Purcha), Jennifer (14, Lizzie Boys) and Emily (10, Jaeda Lily Miller) – by surprising them all with a getaway to unveil the ultra-modern, luxurious, fully-stocked cabin in the woods that he has designed and built.
Sadly, his good intentions are quickly dashed when a powerful blizzard descends and traps the Montgomerys in their new “dream home.” With Judith and Charles arguing, little Emily makes a wish that her parents will stay together. Hours later, as fierce winds batter the cabin, a knock on the door jolts the family awake. To their surprise, another family – the Tuckers – are shivering on their doorstep. While unhurt, they are half-frozen, exhausted and in need of shelter from the storm. Their van slid off the snow-covered road. High school history teacher Joe Tucker (Colin Lawrence), his wife/nurse Amy (Catherine Lough Haggquist), and their two kids Robbie (16, Kolton Stewart) and Lucie (15, Alexandra Siouras) are grateful to be welcomed in.
As the families wait out the storm, it soon becomes evident that the Tuckers offer an example of love, togetherness and caring that is seemingly gone from the Montgomerys’ lives. But perhaps the Tuckers’ example – and friendship – can reignite the Montgomery family’s spirit this season.