My Rating:5 stars
Average of 198,448 ratings:3.8 stars
This heartwarming drama from Finland follows a young orphan named Nikolas (Hannu-Pekka Björkman), who shows his appreciation to a series of foster families by starting a new tradition: He gives their children gifts at Christmastime. But when Nikolas is forced to move in with a cantankerous old man (Kari Väänänen), the new holiday custom may fade into oblivion in director Juha Wuolijoki's enchanting fantasy about jolly old St. Nick as a boy.
A child orphaned on christmas and adopted by his village, going from one family to another for one year, changing doors at Christmas. From a young child he is all that is good in this world, making gifts for the children of the families he stays with. And then the worst happens and the villagers can barely feed their own causing poor little Kris to be taken in by the mean and horrific Issacc. And I will not blow this for you. It is cliche', but so is Christmas.