** Finding Father Christmas

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries,

Erin Krakow, Niall Matter, P. Lynn Johnson, Michael Kopsa, Jim Thorburn, Aliyah O’Brien

Miranda (Erin Krakow) has been left alone since her single Mom suddenly died in the middle of a performance of A Christmas Carol. Miranda’s Mom was an actress, and after her mother’s death, she pretty much kept to herself and worked every Christmas so as not to remember the horror of her mother being struck down in the middle of the play. But when an old theater employee discovers a box that belonged to her mother, and offers it to her, Miranda finds a picture of a small boy on Santa’s knee in a little Vermont town. The fact that her Mom hid it from her (and would never mention a word about who her Father was), made her believe somehow that it was a clue to her Father’s identity and the family she never had. So Miranda heads out to see if she can find any information and spends a lovely holiday in a tiny New England town with lots of nice people and beautiful scenery in this Hallmark 2016 premier movie.

This is a giant step above most of the new films this year. I have some favorites, and always look for the yearly entries with Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar, and a few others that are outstanding, but face it, the majority of the several dozen new movies each year are retreads. This one, however, has a good mystery behind it, and the ending is not really what you expect. She knows there’s a reason why her Mother would never talk about her Father, but the real reason is really hard to guess and we have to gather one piece at a time which makes it very interesting. Filmed in Canada, it plays the part of Vermont very well, and the Bed and Breakfast where she stays is beautiful. The town is really festive, and it adds a lot to the story. There is a romance or two that is really fun too so all in all this is a really good Christmas film. I enjoyed it very much and was very moved by the story. If you don’t have a sweet spot, or if you are a Scrooge yourself, then you probably won’t even have read this far, but if you love holiday films, this is an excellent one. It’s showing all season on the Hallmark Channel.
Here is the page for this Hallmark holiday movie.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rate this movie:
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

1 Comment so far »


    Ed's Review Dot Com » ** Engaging Father Christmas said

    November 27 2017 @ 11:00 am

    […] year’s premier of Finding Father Christmas [Click here for Ed’s Review] brought us the story of Miranda who lost her Mother at Christmas, and spent the last film looking […]

Comment RSS · TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

Name: (Required)

eMail: (Required)