The Boy Who Saved Christmas

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"No Job Too Big, No Boy Too Small"
  • G
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 3.1  (198)

The Boy Who Saved Christmas, a 1998 family-friendly Christmas movie, is directed by Blair Treu and written by Anne M. Edwards. Set in a picturesque small town, this heartwarming story follows the life of a young boy, Danny, who is desperate to save his town’s annual Christmas pageant from being cancelled, which has been the town's biggest attraction for the holiday season.

The movie takes us to Danny’s life, played by Andre Bourque, a boy with a big heart and even bigger dreams. Although young and naïve, Danny's passion for Christmas knows no bounds. He is a creative and imaginative boy who is excited about Christmas, and he was looking forward to a chance to play a significant role in its celebration.

However, Danny's life changes when he finds out that the town is canceling its annual Christmas pageant, which means he wouldn't have a chance to showcase his talents, including his angelic singing voice. The reason for the cancellation is that the church that has traditionally sponsored the pageant is unable to do so this year.

Determined to save the pageant, Danny and his friends, including his best friend, Ben, played by Colin McClean, embark on a mission to come up with a plan that will persuade the church to sponsor the pageant. Along the way, they run into Gideon, the town grouch, who always had a problem with Christmas - the way it’s celebrated and the fact that it was all about giving, which he believed was an unnecessary burden. However, Danny and his friend's positive Christmas spirit and out of the box thinking, get through to Gideon, who then begin to see things in a different light.

Despite some setbacks, Danny and his friends' persistency, hard work, and resourcefulness finally pay off when they come up with an ingenious plan to not only save the pageant but also manage to raise funds for it. They pull off a remarkable feat with the help of local businesses and the townspeople, who all came together to make the Christmas pageant happen.

The movie's cast also includes Amy Stromer, who plays Danny's mother, and Michael Young, who plays the church minister. The acting from both the children and the adults is impressive, with the kids being believable in their roles as young and enthusiastic dreamers, while the adults provide the necessary guidance and support to bring their dreams to fruition.

The movie's plot is well-paced, with a mix of comedic, dramatic, and heartwarming moments that keep audiences engaged throughout the film. The Boy Who Saved Christmas is a beautiful reminder that with hard work, determination, and a positive attitude, dreams can be realized, and miracles can happen.

The film is also visually appealing, with beautiful and vibrant Christmas decorations and sets that make it feel like a real-life Christmas town. The accompanying upbeat and catchy music draws audiences into the story, creating a cheerful tone that will leave them feeling joyful and spirited.

In conclusion, The Boy Who Saved Christmas is a captivating movie that celebrates the magic of Christmas and the power of a positive attitude. Its message of hope, kindness, and perseverance is universal and suitable for all ages, making it an excellent choice for families looking to enjoy a delightful and uplifting holiday movie.

The Boy Who Saved Christmas is a 1998 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.1.

The Boy Who Saved Christmas
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  • Runtime
    1 hr 34 min
  • IMDB Rating
    3.1  (198)