Netflix is currently working on a slew of Christmas projects for 2022 and among them, according to a report from ProductionWeekly, it will be reworking with Father of the bride director Charles Shyer on a new Christmas romance set to begin production in early 2022 titled Best Christmas ever.
Listed in ProductionWeeky issue 1273, the new film is set to begin production in February 2022 with Charles Shyer and Todd Calgi Gallicano both set to write on the project.
Shyer, who will also be a producer on the project, is perhaps best known for his work on the 2004 film. Alfie, the 1980 film Private Benjamin and two of the defining comedy films of the 1990s in the form of Father of the bride and Father of the Bride Part II.
Here’s what you can expect from the movie from a first synopsis:
“Charlotte Sanders and her family unexpectedly end up spending Christmas with Jackie Jennings, her best friend from college. Charlotte is not thrilled.
She is certain that Christmas with Jackie (whose life is about as perfect as it gets) will only highlight all the things that are missing in her own life. However, Jackie’s warmth, generosity and positive attitude give Charlotte a whole new perspective on life.
On an IMDb entry for the project (where the movie name is stylized Better. Xmas. Already.) he says the film is about friendships that are “put to the ultimate test during a boastful holiday newsletter.” “
Brad Krevoy is on board to produce Best Christmas ever. The prolific producer has seen over 100 TV and film projects released with his name, many of them on Netflix. Two of these projects are published for Christmas 2021, notably A castle for Christmas and The Princess Switch 3. He is also currently involved in Lindsay Lohan’s upcoming Christmas film.
Charles Shyer is currently working hard on Christmas diary, an upcoming Christmas film in which he is directing. This project was announced in August 2020 and filmed throughout 2021.
Shyer also worked as an executive producer on the third Father of the bride entry that was posted exclusively on Netflix’s YouTube channel last year, though many would like it to be a third feature film.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about Best Christmas ever as we get it.