Newswire: Alan Arkin, Amanda Seyfried, and others join this year’s obligatory holiday movie

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. Most of all, however, there is a time for the obligatory Hollywood family comedy set during the holidays. (No, not Arbor Day.) This year, that time will be November 13, the date CBS Films and Lionsgate have chosen to release their upcoming film Let It Snow, starring Alan Arkin, Amanda Seyfried, and many others. The title was presumably chosen because the working name, Gatorade-Goldman Sachs Cross-Promotional Synergy Product No. 27, was too long to fit on a commemorative 7-11 Big Gulp.

Let It Snow—originally titled The Most Wonderful Time, a sobriquet that actually induced premature labor in lab rats testing the effects of cliché—is described as a holiday comedy which “follows the exasperated members of an extended family as they attempt to gather for their annual holiday celebration.” Surely it’s not too soon …

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