Finding Father Christmas was an awesome movie, and from the reviews I hoped the Sequel, Engaging Father Christmas, would have the same effect for me. After thinking about the sequel, I looked to see if the movies had been directed by the same person, and they were not. I think the main difference in the movie can be found in the difference in the scenes where the couple kisses. Watch the first movie where the hero makes an impassioned plea to the heroine to STAY. Compare that to the second movie where the couple kisses as if they had first met, not like they had known each other for a year. I felt the second movie to have that same hesitant, reserved feel that showed the first movie to be so much more full of deep and honest feeling. In the second movie, why have the heroine withhold full information about the boyfriend; that seemed almost like high school, not two adults. Each scene seemed more stilted and staged. It doesn't mean that the second movie is not good, just not as terrific as the first movie. The first movie of course could draw you in deeply about the mystery of the father, whereas the second movie could not, and it is more difficult at least for me to watch romantic movies where the couple has known each other and there is more struggle than to stay in that romantic world that ends with happily ever after. Sometimes sequels are better than the first movie, but not in this case. I have watched the first movie over and over, but I just feel more lukewarm towards the second. Maybe if the projected third movie is directed by the person who did the first movie, there is more hope for similar. There were such rave reviews for the second movie, I don't mean to spoil it for anyone, just wanted to add my own thoughts that the reviews for the second movie misled me a bit.