While Santa is delivering gifts to an orphanage, a group of orphans who hate Christmas kidnap him sending the holidays and media into a frenzy, and it is up to 8-year-old Mike to rescue Santa and save the day.
For the first time ever, two junior Elves have to leave home after losing an entire town's letters to Santa. While attempting to blend into small town life, they set out to retrieve every missing wish before Christmas Eve.
Justin G. Dyck
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Both Jim Broadbent and Warwick Davis were in the Chronicles of Narnia movies. Broadbent played Professor Kirke in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005) and Davis played Nikabrik in Prince Caspian (2008). See more »
[to Santa, who claims to be the Real Santa Claus]
Are you on medication? Or worse: are you NOT on medication?
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Father Christmas has lost control of his new sleigh on its first test drive. Santa, the reindeer and the sleigh are scattered all over London with only two days to Christmas. Tom, whose father has just got out of prison, finds Santa in the shed at the bottom of his garden.
Chris Broadbent is superb as Santa. The rest of the cast does a good job. Though while she's Dr Who I keep expecting Jody Whitaker to whip out her sonic screwdriver. The production is pretty good while scenery and CGI are variable; Elf City is great but the flying sequences are so-so.
It works as a comedy, a gentle adventure and as an uplifting Christmas story. It is child safe but just for your information: in Europe The North Pole and Lapland are interchangeable as Santa's home. Also the northern lights are definitely something to do with Santa.
I like: The way that Christmas letters are redirected to wherever Santa is. The way the rendeer communicate. The squirrel.
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