Northpole Review

The Northpole is of course where Santa and Mrs Claus live and it is a magical place, it has grown into a huge city that survives on the power of holiday happiness. Unfortunately with people having work commitments, family commitments and life in general getting too busy – The North Pole is in trouble, the magic of Christmas is dying. Who can help save all the wonderful and special traditions of Christmas?

A young boy Kevin – can – if he can get his protective mum Chelsea to take the time to rediscover the magic of the season. Kevin enlists the help of his teacher Ryan, a mysterious elf-like girl Clementine and a gospel singer named Josephine. Kevin is determined to prove that one small voice can change the hearts of many.

The underlying premise of the story is to remind us not to lose our Christmas spirit, it’s the joy and happy thoughts we have at Christmas time that helps the North Pole grow and to be strong, it’s what gives the elves the *strength* to make the toys for all the good boys and girls.

Clementine – one of Santa’s elves wants to help bring back the magic of Christmas and she notices that small beacon of hope in young Kevin. Kevin and his mum have just moved from Wisconsin to Colorado – for her work, but Kevin is scared that Santa won’t be able to find him in his new house. Together Clementine and Kevin realise if they can do one small thing, Santa will find him. They decide to reinstate the Christmas Tree Lighting – which was cancelled due to lack of interest, his Mum Chelsea is happy for her son, but she is worried he has an overactive imagination as he believes he is doing this to help Santa. Encouraged by his teacher Ryan Wilson, Kevin is worried that to bring the Christmas spirit back – he will have to start with his mum.

North Pole was written by and for the Hallmark Channel in America, it was released in 2014 and runs for 84 minutes and stars Tiffani Thiessen (Beverly Hills 90210), Josh Hopkins (Perfect Storm & GI Jane) and Bailee Madison (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Just Go With It)

There are great Christmas movies and not so great Christmas movies – this one is in the middle, while it doesn’t break any new ground – it’s the *typical* a jaded woman who has lost her faith in love – the single mum who meets *that* single guy with a heart of gold. While this one isn’t going to become one of those *holiday classics* it’s a good movie, just take it for what it is – a better than average made for TV Christmas movie.

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