8-Bit Christmas Movie

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A humorous and heartfelt look back at the adventures of childhood.

Who's Involved:

June Diane Raphael, Tim White, Nick Nantell, Neil Patrick Harris, Steve Zahn, Michael Dowse, Trevor White, Jonathan Sadowski, Kevin Jakubowski, Winslow Fegley, Allan Madelbaum

Release Date:

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 HBO Max

rude humor and some mild violence, language and suggestive references
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Set in suburban Chicago in the late 1980s, the story centers on ten-year-old Jake Doyle’s (Fegley) herculean quest to get the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas.

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Who stars in 8-Bit Christmas: Cast List

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Who's making 8-Bit Christmas: Crew List

A look at the 8-Bit Christmas behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Michael Dowse last directed Coffee & Kareem and Stuber. The film's writer Kevin Jakubowski last wrote Assassination of a High School President and Einstein Theory.


Kevin Jakubowski


Allan Madelbaum
Nick Nantell
Jonathan Sadowski
Tim White
Trevor White

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Production: What we know about 8-Bit Christmas?

Key Facts

  1. Exclusively on HBO Max where available on November 24 (11/5/2021).
  2. Based on a debut novel by Kevin Jakubowski.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - August: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - March: The film was set to Production  status.

    In production in Toronto.

8-Bit Christmas Release Date: When was the film released?

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8-Bit Christmas was a HBO Max release in 2021 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Encanto and House of Gucci.

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