Monday, April 2, 2012

Movie Review: The Night Before the Night Before Christmas


I love Christmas movies. I watch quite a few every December.  But because it is Christmas I didn't have time to review many of them.

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas is a great Hallmark movie.  Just the right amount of silly drama and goodwill to all men . . . and women and kids and elves and Santa Claus'.

Santa Claus leaves the North Pole one day early and crash lands in the Fox family's back yard.  An important piece of equipment is broken on his sleigh and his bag of toys is missing, but Santa doesn't care because he's too busy trying to remember who he is.  Santa is taken in by the Fox family but only the young son believes he really is Santa.  Of course, by the end of the movie the whole family has learned that family is more important than anything else and they are able to help Santa regain his memory, find his bag of toys, repair his sleigh and send him off just in time to start delivering Christmas presents on Christmas Eve.

This movie, released in 2010, was filmed in Toronto.  The son, Toby Fox, played by Gage Munroe, was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 2011 for his work on this movie.