A Boy Called Christmas (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Boy Called Christmas (2021)

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Critic Consensus: A Boy Called Christmas offers few surprises, but makes up for its lack of originality with a heaping helping of winsome holiday spirit.

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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. Adapted from the bestselling book by Matt Haig.

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Critic Reviews for A Boy Called Christmas

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This is a big-hearted movie about kindness, which, as Nikolas reminds his dad, costs nothing but is worth so much.

December 10, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's light, playful, and knowingly anachronistic without being obnoxious.

November 30, 2021 | Full Review…

Kenan has done a better job here of mining the comforts of childhood nostalgia than he did on the recent Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which he co-wrote.

November 28, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A Boy Called Christmas is by-the-numbers Yuletide storytelling buoyed by a strong Brit cast, inventive filmmaking and a heart in the right place.

November 26, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It is warm, entertaining and unpretentious. Only a true Scrooge could resist.

November 26, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Flimsily conceived, without ideas to cause an audience to lean in in wonder, and too many characters less liable to charm than grate.

November 25, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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