Shannon Chan-Kent (“You,” “Good Trouble”) and Shannon Kook (“Nancy Drew,” “The 100”) collaborate to write a heartfelt Christmas editorial in “A Big Fat Family Christmas” a new, original movie premiering Friday, December 2 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event. Tia Carrere (“Wayne’s World,” “AJ and the Queen”) and Jack Wagner (“When Calls the Heart,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) also star.
Liv Chang (Chan-Kent), a photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle, lives a low-key life. She has curated what she believes to be the perfect life for herself – a little less Chinese and a little more American. As a social media influencer, she even goes by the name Liv Rose. Her family, on the other hand, represents something a bit more loud, proud and Chinese. They are the infamous Chang family, responsible for throwing the biggest, annual holiday block party in the neighborhood. Their party is a celebration of Chinese American culture, which Liv finds to be over the top. She has managed to keep her family a secret until she is forced to partner with
Henry (Kook), a new coworker, to cover her family’s annual celebration. Liv and Henry work
closely together to capture the story behind The Changtastic Party and, in a moment of fun,
almost ruin it by losing all the donations from the community. Liv’s resolve to make things right for her family and the community forces her to overcome her resistance to her heritage and open up to her followers for help; ultimately helping her find herself and true love in the process.
“A Big Fat Family Christmas” is A Sepia Films Production in association with Ray of Light
Entertainment. Marguerite Henry is executive producer. Roberts and Tina Pehma are producers
and Amber Ripley is line producer. Jennifer Liao directed from a script written by Justine WetzellChang and co-written by Blaine Chiappetta.
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