Unfortunately, we’ll have to actually wait until Christmas for this one as, personally, in the words of the song made famous in the Jerry Herman Broadway musical, Auntie Name, “We Need a Little Christmas” right now at this point in 2020. John Cleese (Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Hold the Sunset) leads an all-star cast in taking on the role of Santa in new festive comedy film Father Christmas Is Back, currently filming in York.
Joining Cleese will be Elizabeth Hurley, Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek), Kris Marshall (My Family, Sanditon) and Nathalie Cox. Father Christmas is Back centers around Caroline Christmas (C0x), a control freak who desires nothing more than a perfect Christmas with her sisters at her lavish country manor to atone for the fact that their father abandoned the family on 25th December many years ago.
According to producers, “On Christmas Eve, their long-lost father (Cleese) arrives at their doorstep with his new girlfriend, chaos ensues. Through a series of mishaps and misunderstandings, Caroline uncovers a long-buried family secret. Can the family still celebrate Christmas together after all?”
Look for Father Christmas is Back this Christmas.