The Prime Video holiday film sees Chris Carver (Murphy) eager to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. On a mission for more decor, he and his daughter, Holly (Madison Thomas), stumble upon a mysterious festive store, where Bell’s Pepper tells him she can make any Christmas wish come true.
When Chris wishes for the best Christmas ever in an effort to increase his chances of winning, he wakes up the next day with a surprise. The elf casts a magical spell that brings to life the 12 Days of Christmas, wreaking havoc on the whole town.
“At the risk of ruining the holidays for his family, Chris, his wife Carol, and their three children must race against the clock to break Pepper’s spell, battle deviously magical characters and save Christmas for everyone,” Candy Cane Lane‘s description reads.
Not only are the Carvers trying to save the holiday but also Chris’ life. If Pepper’s spell pans out the way she intends it to, the family patriarch will be turned into a figurine.
“We are not gonna let her turn your dad into one of those Happy Meal toys,” Ross’s Carol says in the trailer. “We are the Carvers. We gotta catch an elf.” Chris adds, “You messed with the wrong family.”
Thaddeus J. Mixson, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Robin Thede, Chris Redd, Genneya Walton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Lombardo Boyar, D.C. Young Fly, Danielle Pinnock, Timothy Simons, Riki Lindhome and Stephen Tobolowsky round out the cast.
The holiday film reunites Murphy with director Reginald Hudlin and producer Brian Grazer for the first time since 1992’s Boomerang.
Candy Cane Lane hits Prime Video Dec. 1.