Locksmith have announced their plans to adapt as an animated feature three Christmas picture books written by Richard Curtis and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb: The Empty Stocking, Snow Day, and the forthcoming That Christmas. Curtis says:
“It’s been such a pleasure writing these books – with Rebecca Cobb’s wonderful drawings – that I’m thrilled about the idea of turning them into a film. When I was young ‘Charlie Brown’s Christmas’ was my favorite Christmas thing – and I love the idea of making something that might be a joy at Christmas.
“I hope we can make it funny and touching and conjure up some of the magic that Christmas movies have always done for me and my family.”