Finding Father Christmas Sets Hallmark Movie Records
Robin Jones Gunn’s popular novel, Finding Father Christmas, premiered as a movie by the same name on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel, Sunday, November 13. Starring Erin Krakow (When Calls the Heart), Wendie Malick and Niall Matter, the first airing broke records for both the highest rated and the most watched premier on the network. The heartwarming story based on Gunn’s Christmas novel published by FaithWords came in at #4 for all network programs that night. The Finding Father Christmas movie airs 20 times over the next six weeks, including Christmas Day. Talks are in the works with Hallmark for sequels based on Gunn’s other Father Christmas novels: Engaging Father Christmas and Kissing Father Christmas, also published by FaithWords. Gunn is best-known for her Christy Miller Series for teens and her Christy Award-winning Sisterchicks novels. Her 90 titles have sold more than 5 million copies.
“Finding Father Christmas” and “The Christmas Note” (from Donna Van Liere’s “Wilsonville” series) are two of my Top 40 Favorite Hallmark Xmas TV-movies.