ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2010 /Christian Newswire/ — GMC, America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, announced today that its first World Premiere Christmas Movie, Christmas with a Capital C, has been awarded the coveted PTC Seal of Approval(tm) by the Parents Television Council. The movie will air on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. ET with encores that night at 9 and 11.
The movie is based on the song "Christmas with a Capital C" by the Contemporary Christian band Go Fish, whose video for the song has received more than 15 million views online.
In awarding its PTC Seal of Approval to Christmas with a Capital C, the PTC wrote: "Christmas with a Capital C is unapologetic in its position on the importance of Christian customs and traditions in the public square, at Christmas and year-round but it also demonstrates the importance of Christian compassion for others, and of making a genuine effort to understand them. Because of its emphasis on family-friendly values, the Parents Television Council is proud to award Christmas with a Capital C with the PTC Seal of Approval." The full review can be seen here.
In the film, ’tis the season to be jolly, but holiday traditions are under attack when lawyer Mitch Bright returns to his hometown of Trapper Falls, Alaska. Residents of the small town who once looked forward to each year with enthusiasm and taking great care to drape the town with Christmas cheer every season, find themselves in the heat of a legal battle with a former member of their community. Christmas with a Capital C stars Daniel Baldwin (Cold Case) as Mitch Bright and Ted McGinley (Married with Children) as Mayor Dan Reed. A high school rivalry between the two re-ignites over a nativity scene in the town square. Nancy Stafford plays Reed’s wife. Brad Stine plays Reed’s brother.
Christmas with a Capital C is written by Andrea Gyertson Nasfell and directed by Helmut Schleppi. James Chankin, Michael Scott and David Cuddy are producers. Visit www.watchgmctv.com.
About Parents Television Council
The Parents Television Council(tm) (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.
GMC ( www.watchGMCtv.com), the fastest-growing network in television and the number one digital network in perceived value (source: BETA Research), is America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. Recently, The Parents Television Council(tm) awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval(tm) to GMC for being "an authentic family-friendly cable network." GMC is the only television network to receive the highly coveted honor in 2010.  GMC can be seen in nearly 48 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.
About FrontGate Media
GMC is part of the FrontGate Media group. FrontGate Media (www.FrontGateMedia.com) is the largest pop-culture media group & marketing service reaching the faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to a recent article in USA Today. The firm will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group reaches 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer demographics in the faith and family values audience including entertainment fans, music fans, church musicians and worship leaders, youth leaders and youth group students, and political conservatives. The company plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists and more seeking &ldquocreative & emerging media&rdquo outlets.