NEW YORK – November 15, 2016 –Oxygen Media goes grim for the holidays with the new four-hour event series “Homicide for the Holidays” premiering Saturday, December 3 at 8pm ET/PT – 10pm ET/PT. The special delves into the terrifying twists, turns and tell-alls that reveal how tumultuous the holiday season can be. For a sneak peek, visit http://www.oxygen.com/homicide-for-the-holidays/season-1/videos/homicide-for-the-holidays-premieres-on-december-3rd
For most, the winter holidays mean bringing family and friends together to eat, drink, and create joyous memories to last a lifetime; but, for others, it’s a time where emotions run high, anger and animosity set in and can spark an explosive combination of simmering resentments and volatile secrets. Sometimes, this emotional powder keg makes for some truly horrific holiday crime stories that viewers are sure to never forget. The series will feature firsthand accounts from families of four cases which include: sibling jealously that turned to bitterness and unhappiness then crystallized in killing; a misfit who saw her parents as the only obstacle to her happiness and murder as the solution; the age-old story, teenage girl meets boy, parents don’t like boy, but with a new horrific ending: murder; and a Psycho Santa who took his piece of the American Dream and tossed it in the flames… literally.
OXYGEN’S “HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS” LINEUP:
“A Deadly Thanksgiving”
Airs Saturday, December 3 at 8pm ET/PT
A deranged shooter attacks a family Thanksgiving dinner, leaving four dead and even more wounded. This horrific crime sets off a massive holiday-season manhunt to catch the killer – before they can strike again.
“Christmas Carnage in Carnation”
Airs Saturday, December 3 at 9pm ET/PT
The holiday season screeches to a halt when six members of the Anderson family are discovered to have been gunned down in their home. Detectives work closely with family friends to track down the shocking murderer.
“Santa Claus is Coming to Kill”
Airs Saturday, December 10 at 8pm ET/PT
The Ortega family’s annual Christmas Eve party is destroyed when a man dressed as Santa, wielding handguns and a homemade flame-thrower opens fire. Detectives are led down a terrifying path that leads them to a sociopath.
“A Christmas Morning Murder”
Airs Saturday, December 17 at 8pm ET/PT
A holiday is ruined when a couple is gunned down in their bed during what looks like a brutal home invasion. Police soon discover the true motive for the double homicide - a shocking tale of deception and betrayal.
“Homicide for the Holidays” is produced by Jarrett Creative with Seth Jarrett, Julie Insogna Jarrett, Bob Gillan and Steve Bruno serving as Executive Producers and Kathi Watson as Co-Executive Producer.
About Oxygen Media:
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that targets young, multicultural women. The network’s relevant and engaging content reflects how real women with real stories see the world — vibrant, optimistic and bold. Oxygen is the destination where women can come together across multiple platforms to have fun and encourage one another through their individual and collective journeys. The growing network’s unscripted original programming includes “Sisterhood of Hip Hop,” “The Prancing Elites Project,” “Like A Boss,” “Quit Your Day Job,” and the popular “Preachers” franchise. Available in over 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
OXYGEN MEDIA CONTACT:
Holly Amber Smith