Thursday, October 5, 2017

Engaging Father Christmas - a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Christmas Movie starring Erin Krakow, Niall Matter, and Wendie Malick!


Movie: Engaging Father Christmas

Network: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Original Air Date: November 12, 2017

*This movie is a sequel to Finding Father Christmas!

*Based on the book series by Robin Jones Gunn.


Erin Krakow ... Miranda Chester
Niall Matter ... Ian McAndrick
Wendie Malick ... Margaret Whitcomb
Michael Kopsa ... Andrew McAndrick
P. Lynn Johnson ... Katherine McAndrick
Aliyah O'Brien ... Ellie Whitcomb
Nevis Unipan ... Julia Whitcomb
Callum Seagram Airlie ... Mark Whitcomb
Jim Thorburn ... Peter Whitcomb
Bethany Brown ... Annie Jacobs
Andrew Francis ... Josh
Crystal Balint ... Natalie Garrett
Ben Wilkinson ... Steve Decker


Storyline via Hallmark: It’s Christmas and Miranda (Krakow) leaves Seattle with a suitcase full of presents to join her long- lost family in Carlton Heath, where she will experience the joyful traditions she missed as a child. Last Christmas, Miranda fell in love with Ian (Matter), a local man who helped her as she searched for her father, James Whitcomb, a famous theatre actor she believed had a connection to the town. At his widow Margaret’s (Malick) request, Miranda agrees to keep it a secret to protect the family from scandal. This Christmas, she fears the warm welcome she received from the Whitcomb family will soon turn cold when Miranda receives an anonymous text from someone who threatens to expose her identity.

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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks


  1. I can't wait to watch Engaging Father Christmas.

    Kissing Father Christmas will be filming next year for countdown to Christmas on HMM.

    Erin KrakΓ³w & Naill Matter

  2. Super excited to see this one!!! I love this couple together. I've been to a couple of the locations from the first movie and am planning a visit to the yellow house (also used in Irresistible Blueberry farm) I am looking SO forward to Countdown to Christmas!!!

    Kerry :)

  3. Finding Father Christmas was one of my very favourite Christmas movies last year and a tour de force performance from Niall Matter in it has made me a big fan of his.

    However I'm a bit concerned from the description above that they've altered the facts of the ending to Finding Father Christmas.

    My understanding was that Miranda was going to stay in Carlton Heath - it now appears she returned to Seattle.

  4. Such a beautiful, heartfelt, emotional movie this was for me. I loved it and can't wait for the sequel. Erin and Niall were perfectly suited and so natural together.

  5. This is the movie which I have been looking forward to the most and just hope I am not expecting too much.

    Finding Father Christmas was one of last year's most magical movies and Erin and Niall were so sweet together.

  6. I LOVED this movie even better than Finding Father Christmas. I hope we get more next Christmas. The cast, it is amazing how they all work so well together. I love Wendie Mallick, she is beautiful.

  7. Now this was a great part two movie.It had back story,current story ( with happy conclusion ) and hint ( I hope ) of part three where they have the wedding and live happily ever after.

    I so wish they had done this with the All of my Heart movie ( I am still a little bummed out about that second movie ) but I would still like to see a wedding in part three .... :)

  8. It will be interesting to see how Kissing Father Christmas works out - the book was the third in the trilogy but the main character was Ian's cousin who came to visit Carlton Heath so will Niall and Erin be in it if they are only secondary characters?

  9. This was a great continuation to the series! My family really enjoyed this film! I thought there was a good balance between the mystery and the light-hearted moments involving the Christmas festivities and the engagement. The movie also had a good cast too! Definitely looking forward to the third movie!

  10. I had trouble finding this movie...but come to find out on Super Channel (in Canada) it is listed as 'A Family for the Holidays' not Engaging Father Christmas!

    1. Thank you for sharing, Amanda! I'm glad you'll be able to watch in Canada too, but that is tricky with the different titles. I hope other Christmas films won't be as hard to find.

      Blessings, Net


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