Director: Will Ashurst
Writer: Ole Christian Solbakken (Screenplay)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Charlotte Reynard, Daniel Maley, Corin Silva, Gianna Carpenito, Terrence Mann
Plot: Klara the Calf is excited to spend her first Christmas on Cattle Hill with her Father, but when they arrive at the farm Klara is disappointed to see he has not attempted to decorate for the holidays. When her father is unexpectedly called away for work, Klara sees it as an opportunity to make Cattle Hill a Christmas paradise with the help of the cheeky Christmas elf who lives on the farm, but as Klara finds out it is about being together at Christmas which is the most important.
Runtime: 1 Hour 8 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Christmas at Cattle Hill starts when Christmas is coming to Cattle Hill and Klara is looking forward to her first Christmas here. The Christmas plans don’t go how Klara is expecting when her time with her Father are cut short, as Klara learns that her father tends to spend Christmas alone, hoping the people around the town, never decorating his place.
As Klara starts looking to bring together her family, she gets caught up learning about different legends that have been created in the town, ones which she might end up breaking or learning from.
Thoughts on Christmas at Cattle Hill
Thoughts – Christmas at Cattle Hill is an animated movie that will look to bring together the idea that Christmas is best together, rather than having the best decoration. We do get the likeable characters with the younger members of a family getting caught up in needing to fix Christmas and learning that she will have the support of her family to make things better, while bringing together the animals that are different. This will offer up some nice music that is focused on bringing back the meaning of Christmas in the purest way, one that is easy to watch and will have a few laughs along the way. The animation in the film is strong, even if the decision to use different farm animals, might seem strange for certain moments.
Signature Entertainment presents Christmas at Cattle Hill on Digital Platforms 18th October
Final Thoughts – Christmas at Cattle Hill is a cute and charming Christmas, with the true meaning of Christmas coming through.