BY CHRISTOPHER STAMM
GUEST MOVIE REVIEWER
A Boy Called Christmas (Now streaming on Netflix)
This film is rated PG – for action and peril
Having worked 12 days straight and then been dragged to craft fairs by my beloved wife, I was not in a position to head to the cinemas this weekend. Seriously, by Sunday I was a shell of myself and needed some serious couch time.
That being said, I still hunted out a film for all you fine folks out there, and this week I stumbled across a real treat: A Boy Called Christmas.
Yes, it is another Santa Claus origin story, but this one goes in different directions, and I am here to tell you, it was a delight.
Taking place a long time ago in a far away land, the story follows a boy named Christmas who was named this by his departed mother (yes, a parent is dead, which seems to be a pre-requisite for family films).
His mother used to tell him a story about a young girl that went on an adventure to the far North and found a town called Elfhelm, filled with elves living their best lives.
The kingdom the boy now lives in has lost hope, and the King sets a prize for the person who can go out into the world to find hope and bring it back, and thus the adventure continues.
As always, I will not get too deep into the story, because it really needs to be seen and enjoyed without knowing what is going to happen, so no spoilers!
This one is perfect to watch with the whole family on a cold night with a big bag of popcorn. It’s sweet, it’s kind, and even though there are villains in the mix, redemption–not revenge–is the backbone of the story.
I really liked this one folks. Give it a shot!
Four out of five possible stars for A Boy Called Christmas, and it’s streaming on Netflix right now.