A Boy Called Christmas


Action / Adventure / Drama / Family / Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 59%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 21480

Plot summary

November 10, 2022 at 07:27 AM


Gil Kenan

Top cast

Maggie Smith as Aunt Ruth
Kristen Wiig as Aunt Carlotta
Michiel Huisman as Joel
Sally Hawkins as Mother Something
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955.95 MB
English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 43 min
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979.47 MB
English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 46 min
P/S 16 / 32
1.97 GB
English 5.1
24 fps
1 hr 46 min
P/S 49 / 84

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gjbcanuck 8 / 10

Netflix got this one Christmas movie right!

A very good tale, great music, great acting and visually beautiful! I haven't read this book but the director an excellent job telling the story and keeping the surprises to the very end!

Well worth the time to watch and enjoy!

Reviewed by Pjtaylor-96-138044 5 / 10

Grief is the price we pay for love, and worth it a million times over.

'A Boy Called Christmas (2021)' features this absolute gem of a line (see review heading), delivered by the absolute gem Maggie Smith. The line itself is undeniably great, a poignant musing that's sure to move you on some level. Sadly, though, it's undercut slightly by what it follows (a rather silly and avoidable tragedy that befalls the picture's young protagonist), as are most of the film's other resonant moments. As a whole, the movie is little more than fine. Despite being relatively enjoyable at times and generally well-achieved overall, it consistently stumbles over itself and is an incredibly uneven experience. There are so many annoyingly contrived, noticeable clichéd and otherwise genuinely odd plot points that the affair is hard to take seriously and, even, properly engage with. One particularly peculiar inclusion is a pyromaniac pixie (well, 'truth fairy') who literally enjoys blowing people's heads up. I have no idea why the filmmakers decided to include that in a kid's film. The tone, in general, is a tad inconsistent, with the adventure slipping from seriously stupid to stupidly serious on a number of occasions. Its characters are also fairly flat and, though it has charming moments, it lacks the sense of Christmastime wonder that it really ought to have. Plus, its 'Christmas begins' elements actually feel a little forced, squeezed into the affair's baggy final third simply so that it can claim to be yet another origin for Father Christmas. Ultimately, the flick isn't bad. It has its moments, including a couple of entertainingly scene-chewing performances and a handful of exciting set-pieces, but it's just a bit unremarkable overall. Its plethora of issues don't prevent it from occasionally being quite a bit of fun, but they undeniably dampen its effect and arguably contribute to the affair's generally forgettable nature. It's the sort of thing that I can see people really liking, though; I guess your mileage will vary depending on how Christmassy you're feeling. It's a decent effort. 5/10.

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 6 / 10

Enjoyable and entertaining...

The 2021 movie "A Boy Called Christmas" from writers Ol Parker and Gil Kenan is definitely a nice family movie in the meaning of that word. And this is a movie that has something to offer the audience of any ages.

"A Boy Called Christmas" is about the origin of Father Christmas, so we get to see whom he was and where he came from, and of course how he came to become the lovable character we all love so much, both kids and adults alike. So yeah, this was definitely a nice story. Granted, I haven't read the book from Matt Haig, but this movie adaptation of said story was certainly entertaining.

The acting performances in "A Boy Called Christmas" were good. Not a whole lot of familiar faces on the cast list, which is something I enjoy in movies. But "A Boy Called Christmas" did have the likes of Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Kristen Wiig and Joel Fry on the cast list as well.

Visually then "A Boy Called Christmas" was quite good, and definitely had a very Christmas feel to it. So that counted well in favor of the overall enjoyment of the movie.

I am rating "A Boy Called Christmas" a well-deserved six out of ten stars. While this is not going to be a Christmas classic for me, it certainly is a movie well-worth taking the time to sit down and watch.

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Hoji December 28, 2021 at 11:14 pm

Wonderful Christmas film. A real joy to watch with the family.

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brandweernof November 28, 2021 at 05:22 pm

Video is ok but the stereo sound is worthless just mono please fix it !!!

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davidoc34 November 25, 2021 at 05:03 pm

Finally a real proper Christmas movie.. The old school clothes and toys.. Brilliant movie for adults and kids.. Highly recommend this movie

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scenemarine November 25, 2021 at 05:29 am

The preview itself reminds me of Narnia. Love it.

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shihab877 November 24, 2021 at 06:40 pm

Best movie of 2021