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A Montreal Neighbourhood Was Transformed Into A Holiday Village For A New Christmas Movie

Our boy Baruchel is back!
Verdun Becomes A Christmas Village In October
  • Verdun was turned into a Christmas wonderland this weekend in order to film a miniseries named A Moody Christmas.
  • This miniseries stars Jay Baruchel, Denis Leary, and Elizabeth Perkins.
  • Find out more about the new film and its effect on the borough of Verdun below!

If you were in Verdun this weekend and wondering why the hell it looks like a Christmas wonderland where Santa's elves barfed up their holiday cheer all over the place, wonder no more.

A new Christmas miniseries is being filmed in the Montreal borough, featuring Montreal's very own Jay Baruchel, which is why the streets were decked with boughs of holly and such.

According to the Journal de Montreal, the miniseries, entitled A Moody Christmas, will air on Fox in December, and also stars Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins, who play Baruchel's parents.

The series is based on an Australian series with the same name, which follows the Moody family, a dysfunctional group that is reunited for the holiday season, despite their difficulties getting along.

In addition to decking the streets with Christmas cheer, the film crew had to take on a couple other... aesthetic changes... some of which had Verdun citizens wondering... WTF?!

This video was shared in a Verdun Facebook group and actually shows a crew member pulling the leaves off of a tree in order to make it look more like winter.

Some commenters on the video were seriously not happy, including a few who remarked that our friend Greta would not approve of these measures.

Although one commenter assured the rest by saying, "I asked some questions and they assured me that the leaves would be put back in place before next summer."


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The video below shows the shooting in progress, and there is no missing the undeniable voice of our boy Baruchel, bellowing through the streets.

According to the Journal de Montreal, this film could be the first of many Moody miniseries, as the Australian forebearer has also done, featuring the funny family in an assortment of situations. 

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Also, it will be fun to see if there is any snow in this miniseries. Because if there is, we'll all know damn well that it was CGI'd in.

Stay tuned for more news about this series, including its release date, in the upcoming weeks.

You can check out their IMDb page as well for potential updates.

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