An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible. [IMDb}
A Boy Called Christmas is based upon the book by Matt Haig and directed by Gil Kenan. The film features actors and actresses such as Maggie Smith, Henry Lawfull, Michiel Huisman, and Joel Fry among others. The film has a run time of 1 hour and 48 minutes and was released this year, 2021.
I really enjoyed A Boy Called Christmas and having heard that the book was being adapted into a film I was looking forward to seeing how it would turn out. The film fits comfortably in the family, fantasy/ adventure categories and is suitable for most ages in my opinion.
I love the twist on the story of where Santa/ Father Christmas comes from as this is very different to all of the other stories and films which have been made before. Maggie Smith portrays her character brilliantly (I don’t think I have seen a film where I haven’t enjoyed her acting!). The twist with her character at the end is brilliant and rounds the story off perfectly.
I definitely think that this will become a family favourite for years to come! I also think it could be a contender for the best movie for Christmas Eve!