The latest abominable snowman from the Hallmark holiday rom-com machine is San Francisco-set A Big Family Family Christmaswhich premieres on the Hallmark Channel on Friday nights.
I’ll admit that I’ve never seen one of those Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, the ones that make you wonder “Is this drama good?,” and I didn’t even check until today to see if my cable TV package carries the Hallmark Channel. But this is suddenly a matter of interest, as we learn that the Hallmark Channel holiday movie is set in San Francisco, A Big Family Family Christmasbegins tonight, Friday, December 2, at 8 pm PT.
The trailer for this nonsense can be seen above. According to IMDB, the “plot” here is “Liv gets the job of hosting the Chang family’s annual holiday party for the front page story – no one at work knows it’s her family. She wants to confide in her new co-worker Henry but doesn’t want to ruin her big vacation.”
Will they end up bored? Check it out!
And it’s getting some yuks that apparently in the film, the two protagonists work at the San Francisco Chronicle. Hallmark Channel, never make a movie about SFists.
Was A Big Family Family Christmas taken in san francisco? As is often the case, no it wasn’t, with only a few exterior shots done here (and apparently one involving a holiday cable car, as seen above.) According to Heavy.com, “it was filmed in Vancouver, BC. , Canada like many other Hallmark Christmas movies.” And apparently during the September shoot, the working title was A Big Fat Chinese Christmas.
went to a Christmas party at John’s Grill with the mayor’s department and real estate industry donor, seeking to find political corruption. What did they expect to find? love https://t.co/zcperG32LY
— chris arvin (@chrisarvinsf) December 2, 2022
Here on the West Coast, it starts at 8 pm PT Friday night, and has a few more games on the weekend. The tweet below is from the director of the film, so we’ll assume the information surrounding Peacock is correct.
Thanks for watching A BIG FAT FAMILY CHRISTMAS, @approximofnice! The movie premieres soon in the East Coast and Central time zones on Hallmark (and Peacock, where you can watch it for the next three days), and for those in Canada, Crave tomorrow and CTV Life on December 9 at 7pm ET. https://t.co/rl0wMrREA6
— Jennifer Liao (@averagejenn) December 3, 2022
And the folks at the Chronicle are planning to have a little fun with this, as they’ll be doing some sort of Rifftrax-style wisecracking live tweeting for the 7 pm Sunday night show.
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Image: Hallmark Channel