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Also Available Individually on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand November 1, 2016 Just in Time for the Holidays!
In Santa’s Apprentice, starring Julie Gayet (My Best Friend, Select Hotel), Jean-Pierre Marielle (The Da Vinci Code), Max Cullen (The Great Gatsby, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Australia), Gabe Eggerling (The Kicks, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”), Santa doesn’t want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart. On the other side of the planet, there is a little boy who is a perfect match, but his lack of selfconfidence and fear of heights make him a poor contestant. Will Santa agree to step down, and help his apprentice take his place?
The story is about how Santa has to retire and he has to find a replacement. The rules are that the chosen one has to be named Nicholas, has to be an orphan, and he has to have a pure planet. You then get to meet Nicholas who’s parent’s died when he was just a baby. He is incredibly sweet and selfless. Santa takes him to the North Pole where he begins to train Nicholas to take his place. Nicholas just doesn’t believe he in himself and every time he would try, it would backfire and his confidence would drop even lower. Just when he thinks he will never be able to replace Santa, he is put in a position to save Christmas and his friends. It’s a cute story about friendship, love, confidence, and overcoming fears. My kids loved it!
THE MAGIC SNOWFLAKE:
In the sequel to Santa’s Apprentice, The Magic Snowflake, starring Vincent Grass (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Ernest & Celestine), Nathan Simony (Santa’s Apprentice, “Merlin”), the new Santa is a seven year-old boy. As Nicholas contracts the illness of those who want to grow up too fast: Grown-up-allosis, The Council of Retired Santas is forced to relieve him of his duties and appoint an experienced Santa who will be able to manage the delivery in time. To get his job back, Nicholas must regain the innocence, freshness and carefree attitude of his childhood.
This is the sequel to Santa’s Apprentice. Santa has now retired and it’s Nicholas’s turn to be Santa. He’s only 7 years old and he is still lacking confidence in himself. Things are not going well and he’s noticing strange things happening, such as a single whisker that keeps appearing even after he has plucked it and he keeps snapping at people. All the past Santa’s come together to figure out what is happening. Turns out Nicholas is trying to be an adult too quickly. The Santa he is replacing comes out of retirement to help Nicholas. Nicholas takes a walk through an advent calendar to try and fix things. He gets to see his future as well as his past. Eventually, he figures out what he needs to do, but while he is trying to figure out his life…the Santa that has replaced him is making a mess of Christmas. Will Nicholas be able to save Christmas just in time? You’ll have to watch to find out! It was a cute story and my kids enjoyed it.
The Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake double feature will be ready for gift wrapping on DVD for the suggested retail price of $19.98. Each title will also be available separately on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.98 each.
I love Christmas movies and these two movies were really cute and I love that it’s something the whole family can watch together. Santa’s Apprentice & The Magic Snowflake arrive on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand November 1, 2016. You can purchase them individually or as a double feature. The double feature came with winter themed wall decals which was a fun surprise. I would highly recommend these movies for the holidays.