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Jack and bobontheway unearthed this in the Random Video Thread. Thought it could do with a thread here. Seems like a rather special Christmas movie.

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A couple of shorts it is apparently based on, from 2003 and 2005. Probably gives a better feel of what they are aiming for than the trailer.

CONTAINS NUDITY (of the non-pretty kind)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAvBliyF2Y4

No nudity this time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vepUUfWkhPs

Merry Christmas everyone

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I caught this at the weekend, and thought it was very good.

It's not really as weird or freaky as is made out (it's often billed as a horror for some reason) - more just an excellent Christmas adventure with some dark tones. It's all about the lead kid though, he sets the tone for most of the film.

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I caught this at the weekend, and thought it was very good.

It's not really as weird or freaky as is made out (it's often billed as a horror for some reason) - more just an excellent Christmas adventure with some dark tones. It's all about the lead kid though, he sets the tone for most of the film.

Yeah, it's not a horror at all - I went into it expecting it to be much scarier. It's a good little film (and looks beautiful) but nothing too astounding - an excellent idea though.

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I stumbled across this yesterday after the Godless carol service I'd planned to visit sold out. It harks back to an idea that the original Santa was a demonic beast who tortured naughty children. A millenia before, the beast was trapped and imprisoned in ice by villagers where he's remained ever since.

Great acting by the young kids and adults with a very believable relationship between our hero and his father. Atmospheric setting in Lapland as well. Based on a short-film it does dip a little, but on the whole is very entertaining and even a little thought-provoking.

Not perfect but thoroughly recommended and the best Christmas movie for years.

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This was really enjoyable, though it takes ages to get going and occasionally ambles around a revelation for minutes after you've realised what's coming. The eventual payoff is worth it though, I thought.

As some people have said, it's nowhere near as intense as the trailer would have you believe. If anything it reminded me of Gremlins.

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