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Carlo Klemm
Reality TV show about Santa enthusiasts to film in Whitefish

by Alli Friedman - KCFW

Mar 7, 2015

 

 

Excerpt: KALISPELL, Mont. -

The City of Whitefish will soon provide the setting for several episodes of a new reality show, one that aims to find the best Santa Claus.
 
Crews set up in downtown Whitefish on Saturday to film one of the episodes of the show called “Santas in the Barn.”

"We're in downtown Whitefish to shoot one of our challenges. We're testing the craftiness of our Santas in one of the stores and they have to create sort of a winter wonderland,” said Charles Wachter, Executive Producer for the show.

That’s just one of the many competitions on the show the Santas will have to face in order to win a $100,000 prize.

"We’re doing milk and cookie chugging, a lot of chimney climbing, Santa Claus has to deliver billions of presents in a single night; so we're looking for all the skills that a great Santa Claus needs," Wachter said.

City officials say the production staff approached them last fall to get approval to film in Whitefish.

 

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"We were looking for the North Pole and we looked all over America and we just thought that Montana, with its big country and its nice people and its real rustic vibe, was perfect," Wachter said.

The eight episode show will air on truTV in the days leading up to this Christmas.

Producers are inviting the public to come out and be a part of the final episode on March 19th at 4 p.m. A winning Santa Claus will be crowned and the crowd will be showered with gifts from the Santa.

 

 

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Santa Dave T

So wrong!

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Santa Marty

They were doing cattle calls for this a few months back. The primis did not sound the good from the get-go.

Why is it that no good holsum non bizzaro Santa movies have been produced lately? Is the industry so bent on doing their bed to be anti-Christian and all it stands for?

An example of just how bad it has gotten, just watch an Ozzie & Harriet or The Donna Reed shows.

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Schwindy

Why is it that no good holsum non bizzaro Santa movies have been produced lately? Is the industry so bent on doing their bed to be anti-Christian and all it stands for?

An example of just how bad it has gotten, just watch an Ozzie & Harriet or The Donna Reed shows.

YES it has gotten that bad! And then when or if we say something they look at us as the weirdo's! A Christian Santa Claus wouldn't REALLY make sense!

Except to those of us whom are RIGHT HERE on Claus Net!  

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Santa Johnny Boy

May we all have so much work at Christmas time that there's NO WAY we'll even have time to watch this...

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SCSanta

There is no such thing as a 'reality' show. Even the news is no longer a reality show IMHO...

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Steelwheels

I think I'll wait for the reruns on PBS.

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Elf Without Jingles

Have a look at the contestants here... 

 

http://www.redarrowinternational.tv/formats/comedy/santas_in_the_barn.php 

 

It has got to be tongue-in-cheek, because none of these people could pass for Santa. It's like "Big Brother" in poorly groomed beards.

 

You're tellin' me! And who, exactly, is this Seefood TV who is allegedly responsible for this trash? The Great Christmas Light Fight I was able to put up with; but not this --- dare I say it! --- drivel!

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Elf Without Jingles

And the only reason truTV would want to acquire this show would be to see how much respect they have for us Kringles (which they obviously don't). In any case, as much as I'd like to add this info to our What's New @ KringleQuest.com 3.0 segment, I don't think I'm going to. And Phil Wenz, please don't watch Santas in the Barn, either; the imbeciles responsible for this --- THING!!!! -- are clearly not out to uphold the Eight Principles, and I don't think you would want to react to it anyway.

 

And to think that truTV used to be called the Courtroom Television Network!

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