A Holiday Heist is a 2011 original movie which aired on November 27, 2011 for ABC Family cable channel (now Freeform channel) which co-stars Vivica A. Fox and comedic actor Chris Kattan. It was directed and co-written by Christie Will with other writing by Serge Kushnier and Jarrett Golding. Music was composed by Frederik Wiedmann.
College students staying at school over Christmas break are taken hostage by three bumbling thugs. As they try to rob a fine art exhibit, the students are forced to find the spirit of Christmas as they make plans to fight back.
A group of college students stay at school over Christmas to work at a special exhibit in the college's fine art gallery. The students have little in common to each other. When they decide to hold an unplanned Christmas Eve dinner in the gallery, they stumble into a trio of bumbling thugs planning a Holiday Heist of the exhibit. As the students are held hostage, they are forced to learn about themselves and each other, the spirit of Christmas, and get the courage to work together and fight back to foil the thieves. With heartfelt talks, wild escapes, and Christmas romance -- the night ends up being a Christmas Eve these new friends will never forget!