‘A Very Brady Christmas’ Producer Made Two of the Show’s Stars Shave Their Mustaches: Here’s Why

by Allison Hambrick

A Very Brady Christmas producer Sherwood Schwartz once told two of its stars to shave their mustaches for an amusing reason.

When the film began shooting, several of its stars were sporting similar facial hair. Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, and Robert Reed all had mustaches. As a result, Sherwood said someone was going to have to shave. At least, that is unless they wanted to rename the film “A Very Brady Mustache.” In the end, Reed and Williams kept their mustaches, while Lookinland and Knight shaved.

This wasn’t the first or the last time we’d see mustachioed Bradys. Last month, Knight and Williams participated in Movember, which raises awareness of men’s health issues. The former onscreen siblings asked fans to judge who wore it better. The majority of fans voted for Williams, with one saying he resembled his television dad, Reed.

Additionally, the Very Brady Christmas stars reunited for a new Christmas movie this year. Premiering on Dec. 12, Blending Christmas saw Williams and McKnight side by side with Susan Olsen and Mike Lookinland. The official description of Blending Christmas reads “a lovely lady named Emma (Haylie Duff) and her beau Liam (Aaron O’Connell) attempt to bring their families together with a Bunch… of unexpected guests.” Beth Broderick of Sabrina the Teenage Witch fame stars as well as Jennifer Elise Cox, Telma Hopkins, and Greg Evigan.

A Very Brady Christmas… Part Two?

Though not all of the surviving Bradys are in the film, the former onscreen family is still close. Williams said the experiences they shared throughout touring, filming, and promoting The Brady Bunch “bonded [them] for life.” The actor revealed that appearing alongside any member of his television family is an immediate yes. 

“It has the kind of message that is sorely needed and much appreciated in these times,” said Williams. “Christmas has always been special for me personally and also for the Bradys. This will be our third big Christmas movie. And it’s an opportunity for all of us to work together and work together not playing Bradys. So I think that kind of combination was very hard to pass up.”

Additionally, another Very Brady Christmas actor shared his excitement for Blending Christmas. Knight shared that he enjoys the lighthearted spirit of Christmas movies, which remind him of The Brady Bunch.

“As I looked at it, and we’re doing a Christmas movie, it dawned on me that Christmas time, Santa Claus, and the feeling is very similar to what the Bradys present… year long,” Knight explained. “There’s this holiday season where everybody is cheerful and nicer to one another. And it makes us feel warm and cozy, and good inside. It’s kind of like what The Brady Bunch provides. So in a way, all these Christmas movies are tapping in to the same thing.”