A Boy Called Christmas: Release date, cast and trailer

Netflix’s new festive fantasy film ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ is set to follow the journey of a boy in pursuit of magic and a new ray of hope to bring back from the edges of the kingdom.

Release date

‘A Boy Called Christmas’ will stream from November 24.

Cast and creators

  • Henry Lawfull
  • Toby Jones
  • Sally Hawkins
  • Kristen Wiig
  • Michiel Huisman
  • Zoe Colletti
  • Stephen Merchant (voice)
  • Joel Fry
  • Rune Temte
  • Jim Broadbent
  • Maggie Smith

Directed by: Gil Kenan

Produced by: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin


“Determined young Nikolas meets his destiny in a magical land inhabited by elves on a quest to find his father — and bring home the gift of hope.”

Other details

‘A Boy Called Christmas’ is adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name by Matt Haig.


Maggie Smith is seen telling the children about the story of how Christmas began. Flashback shows a boy named Nikolas, who embarks on an adventurous journey for a mission to uncover Elfhelm, the famous elves’ settlement, and to bring back a ray of hope for the people of the kingdom. He is accompanied by a stubborn reindeer named Blitzen and a faithful pet mouse, Miika.

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