A Boy Called Christmas Movie

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Who's Involved:

Gil Kenan, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman, Toby Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, Maggie Smith, Ol Parker, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Rune Temte, Henry Lawfull, Zoe Colletti, Indica Watson

Release Date:

Sunday, November 7, 2021 Netflix

peril, action and thematic elements
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Eleven-year-old Nikolas, nicknamed Christmas because we was born on Christmas Day, has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he's happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his widower father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him. The story evolves into magical tale evolving elves, reindeers and a quest.

paraphrased plot formulation from deadline.com

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Who stars in A Boy Called Christmas: Cast List

Vera Drake, Big Game  

Gigi & Nate  

Mercy Road, Captain America: The Winter Soldier  

Wonka, The Lost King  

Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire, The Last Right  

The Kitchen  

Gnomeo and Juliet, The Miracle Club  

Captain Marvel, Arctic Void  


Despicable Me 4, Despicable Me  

Who's making A Boy Called Christmas: Crew List

A look at the A Boy Called Christmas behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Gil Kenan last directed Poltergeist and City of Ember. The film's writer Ol Parker last wrote Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.


Gil Kenan


Ol Parker


Graham Broadbent
Pete Czernin

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Production: What we know about A Boy Called Christmas?

Key Facts

  1. StudioCanal will release the film in theaters in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France and China (4/15/19).
  2. Based on the 2015 novel by Matt Haig.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - October: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2019 - December: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2019 - April: The film was set to Production  status.

    Now filming - will shoot in Lapland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and London.

A Boy Called Christmas Release Date: When was the film released?

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A Boy Called Christmas was a Netflix release in 2021 on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

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