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Finding Santa: A Christmas Story | Average guy Movie Review



Santa Claus is missing, and the evil Krampus has taken over his workshop. The only person who can save Christmas is a young orphan boy named Julius. But can he do it before every child wakes up to a lump of coal in their stocking?




If you're looking for a fun, family movie this Christmas, "Finding Santa: A Christmas Story" could be just what you're looking for. It's a heart-warming tale of a boy struggling with self-confidence, who finds himself on this massive adventure to find Santa and save his favourite holiday. But Julius (Herman Knop) isn't alone, he has help in the form of a fairy called Safina (Maria Lucia Rosenberg), and a giant, talking pig named Herman (Lars Hjortshøi). Now if a giant, talking pig doesn't sell this movie to you, I don't know what will!... Did I mention he's made of marzipan?




This magical world where Christmas is under threat, has been brought to life a great voice cast and some wonderfully quirky animation - many of the characters appear to resemble carved figurines. It's a world filled with delightful characters, including two of the dumbest reindeer known to man. Even Krampus (Rasmus Bjerg) strikes the right balance between funny and evil, one that will undoubtedly make him a favourite with children. Watch out for a scene where Krampus catches himself singing Christmas songs.




Beyond the usual warm Christmassy feels, "Finding Santa" conveys the importance of the Christmas spirit, and how it's about spreading joy and being good to your fellow man, rather than simply getting presents. The movie also deals with issues of bullying and self-doubt both positively, and in a way that children can understand. Several of the characters - including Julius - have clearly defined arcs, in which they learn how to confront their problems and their fears. And as much as this is aimed at the younger crowd, the more mature among us will still be able to enjoy it. Although, the movie might have benefitted from some subtle "grown-up" humour here and there.




"Finding Santa: A Christmas Story" is a heart-warming and jolly family movie, one that will definitely leave you feeling the festive spirit. If you're looking for something a little different to entertain the family this Christmas, you can't go far wrong with a mission to save Santa...and a giant, talking pig named Herman.


7.5/10


"Finding Santa: A Christmas Story" is available to stream on Amazon Prime and iTunes from 3rd December.




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