It seems like news surrounding Christmas movies is really catching my attention lately. Another title, found again on What’s Filming, has made me immediately take notice. On the list of upcoming productions for the Vancouver/British Columbia area, the movie “Marrying Father Christmas” was posted. This means that Hallmark is going through with continuing their “Father Christmas” series that they established back in 2016! But based on that title, it looks like Hallmark is swaying away from the series’ original source material.
I have never read any of the “Father Christmas” books by Robin Jones Gunn, but I have heard of them as the movie series progressed. When I looked up the third book in this series (on Barnes & Noble’s website), I found that the book was called Kissing Father Christmas and that the story surrounding Erin Krakow and Niall Matter’s characters was not the main focus. Because the movie is called Marrying Father Christmas, it looks like the wedding of Ian and Miranda is going to take center-stage. The question is, what is Hallmark going to do with the original story from Kissing Father Christmas? Will it be omitted from the movie completely or could it be a subplot featuring a new character?
With this movie filming from March 6th to March 26th, Hallmark has plenty of time to announce its arrival! Both films in the “Father Christmas” series have proven to be a hit with the ratings, building a loyal audience in time for the third film. When Hallmark makes any announcements for Marrying Father Christmas, you’ll definitely read about it on 18 Cinema Lane!
Are you excited for this third installment? Have you seen the other two movies in the series? Let me know in the comment section!
Have fun at the movies!
Link to the What’s Filming “Upcoming” page: http://www.whatsfilming.ca/upcoming/ (If you visit this page after March 6th, “Marrying Father Christmas” will be moved to the “In Production” page for the areas of Vancouver and British Columbia)