Such is the ordeal Dan Moody must face when he journeys home from London to spend each Christmas with his overbearing family. Once a year, for six years, we visit the lovably dysfunctional Moody family as they come together to share this universally celebrated holiday, stuffed full of all the fun, fights, bad gifts, boring uncles, overbearing in-laws, shocking family secrets and bizarre eccentricities that any family who’s experienced the melting pot of Christmas Day will relate to. Each year, 25-year-old Dan Moody (Ian Meadows) makes the pilgrimage to celebrate Christmas with the family he travelled to the other side of the world to escape. While most families bask in the warm glow of Christmas spirit, the Moodys tend to crack under the pressure of forced civility and their own unique brand of domestic politics. As with most families … the eternal question is – what will happen this Christmas?
To air on ABC1 in the lead-up to Christmas 2012, A Moody Christmas is a Jungleboys production in association with ABC TV and Screen NSW. The series was created and written by the multi AFI Award-winning team behind the critically acclaimed comedy series Review with Myles Barlow, Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd. Directed by Trent O’Donnell (The Chaser’s War On Everything, Review With Myles Barlow, Laid, Woodley), A Moody Christmas was produced by Andy Walker (Woodley, Laid, Satisfaction), co-produced by Phil Lloyd, and executive produced by Jungleboys’ Jason Burrows and ABC TV's Debbie Lee. Starring Ian Meadows (Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo), Patrick Brammall (Hawke), Jane Harber (Offspring), Danny Adcock (Jesters), Robina Beard, Tina Bursill (Offspring), Guy Edmonds (Underbelly: Razor), Darren Gilshenan (Chandon Pictures), Rachel Gordon (Blue Heelers), and creator/writer Phil Lloyd (At Home With Julia).