Starring: Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison, Max Charles
Directed By: Douglas Barr
Release Day: November 14th, 2014
Northpole, the magical home to Santa & Mrs. Claus, has grown into a huge city powered by the magic of holiday happiness around the world. Yet as people everywhere get too busy to enjoy festive time together, the city is in trouble. Who can help save the cherished traditions of Christmas? One young boy, Kevin, might have a chance if he can convince his protective mom, Chelsea, to rediscover the magic of the season. With a little added help from Kevin's charming teacher Ryan, a mysterious elf-like girl Clementine (Madison) and a gospel singer named Josephine, Kevin is determined to bring his mom in on the fun and prove that one small voice can change the hearts of many.
I finally took the time to sit down and watch this! I don't know why but I love Christmas movies just a little bit more when their story involves Santa Claus, it makes it that much more magical! I absolutely loved the unique elements in Douglas Barr's take of the Northpole. I loved how the Christmas spirit in us creates sparks that fly up and creates magic snow in the Northpole, it's how they make the toys- creating a cycle of happiness. I thought that was brilliant and truly brought the charm to this movie.
I really enjoyed this! I loved watching Kevin try to bring Christmas cheer to the new town him and his mother moved to. Along the way he comes in contact with an elf from the Northpole, Clementine. These two work hard to bring back the canceled towns Christmas Tree lighting and some moves end up with Kevin getting into trouble but I'm happy that he continued to stand up for his want to spread Christmas cheer, even standing up to his mom who doesn't believe that Clementine even exists. Once the mother found out she was real and an elf, it was awesome watching her jaw drop in shock. Yeah, wished you weren't so hard on your son now, don't you?
I liked watching the mothers character develop. She's the serious type, doesn't trust other people lightly, a skeptic because being a reporter has changed her to be. So it was nice to see her change from that and become a little bit more open-minded.
Overall this was another sweet, fun, and magical movie from Hallmark channel! It's definitely one I wouldn't mind watching again as it's more than a romance. It's about a boy that wants to spread holiday cheer, who isn't just ready to let go of the magic and who doesn't love watching inspiring movies like that?
Sweet Viewings Everybody!