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Christmas Story (2007)

Joulutarina (original title)
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The touching story of how Santa Claus came to be Santa.

Director:

Juha Wuolijoki

Writers:

Marko Leino (screenplay), Marko Leino (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Nikolas
Otto Gustavsson Otto Gustavsson ... Nikolas 13-vuotiaana
Jonas Rinne Jonas Rinne ... Nikolas 7-vuotiaana
Kari Väänänen ... Iisakki
Minna Haapkylä ... Kristiina
Mikko Leppilampi ... Hannus
Mikko Kouki ... Eemeli
Oskari Heimonen Oskari Heimonen ... Eemeli 11-vuotiaana
Roi Ron Roi Ron ... Eemeli 5-vuotiaana
Laura Birn ... Aada
Nella Siilasmaa Nella Siilasmaa ... Aada 9-vuotiaana
Antti Tuisku Antti Tuisku ... Mikko
Alpo Sipilä Alpo Sipilä ... Mikko 9-vuotiaana
Matti Ristinen ... Einari
Eeva Soivio Eeva Soivio ... Aleksandra
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Storyline

Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas decides to make toys for the children of the families as good-bye presents. Over the years, Nikolas's former adoptive families become many, and soon almost every house has presents on its doorstep on Christmas morning. At thirteen, Nikolas is sent to live and work with Iisakki, a grumpy old carpenter, who forbids Nikolas to continue making presents for Christmas. Gradually, however, Nikolas wins Iisakki's trust. Together they begin to look after the Christmas traditional that Nikolas has begun. When the aged Iisakki has to leave Nikolas and move away, the tradition of Christmas presents is once again at risk. Thankfully, Nikolas comes up with a solution that brings children joy every Christmas, even continuing to today. Written by anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Joulutarina [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

16 November 2007 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Levi, Kittilä, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)
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Snapper Films Oy See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Making of Christmas Story (2007) See more »

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Lapikaspolkka
Es. ja Sov. Markku Lepistö & Co
Säv. Trad
© Aito Records 2001
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Really nice Santa story
26 November 2011 | by evanfuscoSee all my reviews

One of the more believable and realistic Santa movies I've ever seen. It is set in Lapland and is well acted with beautiful scenery and costumes. It's a great story for kids to see about how Santa came to be, why he gives presents and why he cares for children as he does.

The original Finish is clearly dubbed over, but as that goes it's not really disruptive to the story at all. There's no fluffy magic or elves or flying reindeer or anything like that. But a much more believable story of a man and how the myth of Santa has grown.

Highly recommended to add to your young children's annual Christmas movie list.


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