A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS (Theatrical Release UK 2021)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì 

A Boy Called Christmas—great concept—makes another origination story about Kris Kringle (Santa Claus). It works more for an adult audience than the child audience. This hard-to-get-through movie with its complicated storyline fails to entertain even though it creates a visually interesting character for Kris Kringle. The cinematography and the lighting of the entire movie borders on unreal weirdness…almost as if there is a digital overlay that makes everything seem fake. The movie lacks heart and the human factor that relates to general audiences.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


A young Kris Kringle searches for his father and an elf finds the youth collapsed in the snow. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Gil Kenan for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Graham Broadbent and Pete Czemin for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Nikolas “Christmas” (Henry Lawfull), King (Jim Broadbent), Aunt Ruth (Maggie Smith), Mother Vodol (Sally Hawkins), Joel (Michiel Huisman), Father Topo (by Jones), Anders (Rune Temte), Little Noosh (Indica Watson), Miika the Mouse (Voice of Stephen Merchant), and Matt (Joel Fry). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The film does not deliver the entertainment value of The Christmas Story or The Christmas Chronicle. 

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