Naughty and Nice

Theatrical Release: November 9, 2014
Naughty and Nice


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Los Angeles and commuters have Pepper Sterling (Tilky Jones), a cynical and funny radio comic, to keep them entertained. When Pepper’s latest radio antics anger an important advertising executive, he gets shipped over to a sister station, KBRG in Idyllwild, Colorado, to serve out his suspension until the dust blows over.

Sandy Love (Haylie Duff), following in her father’s footsteps, loves radio and came home to Idyllwild to host her own talk show. She is unapologetically romantic and nostalgic, especially at Christmas. Thrown together as co-hosts on her show “Dr. Love in the Morning,” she is immediately at odds with Pepper, who never met a sentiment he couldn’t twist into a punchline and has no use for Christmas.

When Sandy and Pepper’s “war of words” catches the attention of the small town, their joint show becomes a hit and they start to see something in each other.

Dove Review

When two very different radio personalities are thrown together on the same show, things begin to change for both of them. Pepper Sterling from L.A. has been suspended from his show due to his attitude and antics on air. Sandy, on the other hand, is in the small town of Idyllwild, Colorado, where she grew up and is the radio host of her own advice show. The two are like oil and water when it comes to their takes on life.

Although they disagree on some issues that arise on air, they soon find that each can show the other something new. Sandy shows Pepper the importance of family, Christmas, and a small town, while Pepper shows Sandy that it is okay to have fun and relax. As the two start to enjoy each others’ attitudes, they come to realize that they have feelings for each other.

This is a charming, romantic and entertaining story. The Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and up is awarded to this movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couple kiss; discussion regarding a 93-year-old man having sex; comment about "making out" for 12 minutes; conversation on radio about a man cheating on his wife; elderly woman flirts with men.
Language: Jeez-1; D-1; comment "shut your mouth;" name-calling such as Bimbo, nut job, goof ball.
Violence: None
Drugs: Party in a bar.
Nudity: None
Other: Loss of a father; death of an elderly man; making fun of others; rude man.


Company: UPtv
Writer: John Wierick
Director: Sam Irvin
Producer: Carrie LeGrand
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe