ABC Film Challenge – Catch-Up 2021 – X – A Boy Called Christmas (2021) Movie Review

This is under X because it is an Xmas movie.

Director: Gil Kenan

Writer: Ol Parker, Gil Kenan (Screenplay) Matt Haig (Book)

Starring: Maggie Smith, Henry Lawfull, Jim Broadbent, Michiel Huisman, Kristen Wiig, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins

Plot: In this origin story of Father Christmas, an ordinary boy (with a loyal pet mouse and a reindeer at his side) sets out on an extraordinary adventure to find his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of Elfhelm.

Runtime: 1 Hour 46 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: A Boy Called Christmas starts follows a story being told by Aunt Ruth (Smith) to her nieces and nephews, which will see the story about young boy Nikolas (Lawfull) and his father Joel (Huisman) living in a remote cabin in Finland.

As the kingdom is struggling for money, the King (Broadbent) assigns the people to search for options outside of the kingdom, with Elfhelm being the main location they search for. With his father gone Nikolas joined by his mouse Mika, to search for answers, learning of an unknown war between humans and elves.

Thoughts on A Boy Called Christmas

ThoughtsA Boy Called Christmas is dive into the idea that Christmas was found in Finland, showing the incredible story of seeing a young boy looking to save a kingdom, learning about a festival holiday and the origin of his name. A Boy Called Christmas gives us a fantastic adventure through the fantasy environments in search of Elfhelm. A Boy Called Christmas will give the magical side to Christmas and how it can bring people together even through the hardest times in life. The performances are wonderful with Stephen Merchant as the voice of Mika, getting a laugh with every single line in the movie. A Boy Called Christmas will leave you with a smile on your face and a tear in your eye.

Final Thoughts A Boy Called Christmas will leave a smile and a tear, as the magic sets in.

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