Hundreds of years ago, an ageing peasant woodcutter (Burgess Meredith, Rocky, The Return Of Captain Nemo, Batman) and his wife (Judy Cornwell, TV’s Eastenders, Keeping Up Appearances) kindly deliver presents to the children of their village with the help of their faithful reindeer Donner and Blitzen. Trapped in a terrible blizzard one night, they are led to safety by a group of magical elves who inform them that they have been given the gift of immortality - in order that every year they may create gifts in a fantastical toy workshop and deliver them to the good children of the world. Helped by the elves and flying reindeer, they get to work in preparation for their first Christmas. Flash forward to modern times, and the holiday season soon comes under threat when a rebellious but naïve elf called Patch (Dudley Moore, Bedazzled, Arthur) runs away to modern day New York. Lost in a world he doesn’t understand Patch finds himself being exploited by a villainous toy manufacturer John Lithgow (Third Rock From The Sun, Shrek). Could this be the end of Christmas or will its spirit prevail?
Ratings and Reviews
Dated '80s holiday movie has smoking, product placement.