Saving Christmas Night is a Fanfic Channel Original Movie, which aired on December 24, 2014. The movie started its production late July 2014 and concluded on September 2014. It filmed in Vancouver, BC. A sequel was announced on August 5, 2015.
James Porter is just an average guy, who does not believe in the magic of Christmas. He has no time for the holidays and is bitter on those who do, especially his family. On the eve of Christmas, while babysitting his three siblings, an object mysteriously crashes onto their backyard. Will James' perspective on Christmas change?
Cast and Characters
- Tyler Posey as James Porter
- Ian Nelson as Jake Porter
- Bradley Steven Perry as Jared Porter
- Mia Talerico as Jamie Porter
- Joseph Marco as Hunter Summers
- Katherine McNamara as Sydney Winslow
- Shay Mitchell as Heather Summers
Saving Christmas Night started filming in Vancouver, BC on July 2014. Burnaby Mountain Secondary School was a stand in for Rivers High School, the school that the characters attend at.
Tyler Posey landed the role in March 2014. He was meant to portray Hunter Summers, but the role of James Porter was dropped by Ross Lynch, who at the time was busy production with Wonder Studios. Joseph Marco was then cast in the role of Hunter Summers.
The United States premiere of the film received a total of 11.8 million viewers during its first airing, making it the top rated Fanfic Channel Original Movie. The movie delivered 2.6 million viewers in Canada, 2.1 million viewers in the United Kingdom, 1.8 million viewers in Australia, and 1.6 million viewers in Japan.
During its December 25 release, the film received 6.7 million viewers in South America, 1.2 million in Italy, 879,000 in France, 1.4 million in Malaysia, 4.8 million in the Philippines, 129,000 in Singapore, 3.4 million in China and 3.3 million in Russia.
The film premiered in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Japan on December 24, 2014. It premiered on December 25, 2014 in South America, Italy, France, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, China and Russia.
The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 28, 2015 in the US and Canada, March 3, 2015 in Asia and March 5, 2015 in Europe, South America and Africa.
On August 5, 2015, Fanfic Channel announced a sequel, slated to premiere on December 2, 2016. Tyler Posey and Joseph Marco will reprise their roles as James Porter and Hunter Summers. Jimmy Tesler will return to direct the sequel, which will take place with Posey and Marco in college.