For a slice of festive family fun there’s no better time than a Family Christmas Movie. This year, along with your Scrooged, Muppets Christmas Carol and Elf, a new comedy is trying its luck for a place under the Christmas Tree. Surviving Christmas with the Relatives came to the capital yesterday evening for its premiere and stars Gemma Whelan (Yara from HBO’s Game of Thrones, who gives her thought on the show finally ending), Michael Landes, Patricia Hodge and Ronni Ancona walked the red carpet along with writer/director James Dearden.

The film also stars Joely Richardson, Julian Ovenden, Sally Phillips, James Fox, Sophie Simnett from Disney’s The Lodge and Jonas Moore.

With George R. R. Martin’s HBO series coming to an end Whelan talked about the fact that she knows the ending of the whole series, and how good it is that it’s coming to an end. The cast talked about their own Christmases fed into the chaos of the film. They clearly had a lot of fun on set, and called the film a Turkey-Boiler…

They also talked about improvisation on set as well as the importance of the physical comedy, and the harsh and heart-warming aspects of the film as well as some of the more raunchy.

Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the red carpet and conducted these interviews.
The film hits UK cinemas November 30th, 2018 .

Surviving Christmas with the Relatives Premiere Interviews


Two sisters and their families spend – or rather, endure – Christmas at their late parents’ dilapidated country house.