A Boy Called Christmas

Hello, hello!
For today’s Christmas movie review, I bring you a brand spanking new release. A Boy Called Christmas hit Netflix this year and after seeing the trailer, of course, I couldn’t skip it!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

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.

The Rating:

This movie definitely wasn’t on my radar but when I opened Netflix and saw Maggie Smith looking back at me, I knew I had to check it out. It is not the most amazing Christmas film I have ever seen, but it certainly is a cute flick and I enjoyed watching it.

I absolutely love Maggie Smith (who is telling the story), her character almost reminded me a bit of the dowager in Downton Abbey. This was a layer they didn’t have to include the movie would have been long enough and would have had enough of a story with just the tale she tells but I like that we get this frame. It did make me chuckle a few times, and that’s always appreciated!

This is your typical Christmas movie in as far as you can tell where the story is going to end approximately two minutes in. But the film is cute enough that I really don’t mind. There are some interesting (and even dark) twists to the story that are somewhat unusual for a movie that appears to be geared towards little kids in most other regards. I like that they did try to do a bunch of different stuff here!

They obviously wanted to include some Nordic elements and channel the Christmas vibes going on in Scandinavian countries. Again, nice touch! I love that we get to see influences from different parts of the world. The elves are absolutely precious. And let’s not forget about the mouse of course! You can’t do a Christmas movie with one super adorable animal in the story.

All in all, this was really cute to watch and we got some great acting performances. The story does fulfill all typical Christmas requirements but still has a lot of new elements to feel like you haven’t seen the same film before 15000 times. There isn’t really anything for me to complain about but as much as I liked the film, I don’t think it’ll become a Christmas classic for me. Cute as it was I don’t think I’ll be watching it again, though.

Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!

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