- Based on the bestselling book by Cornelia Funke
It is unbelievable. With Christmas just around the corner it is pouring with rain. Not exactly the kind of weather to get you into any kind of Christmas spirit. Ben and his parents have just moved to town and his mother has big plans; to open her confectionary shop. Although an ambitious project, it is also a great chance for the family to make a fresh start after Ben’s father lost his job at the bank.
If only Ben could manage to feel at home. His new teacher makes him sit next to hippie girl, Charlotte and not one of the other kids in his class looks like anyone he would like to make friends with
But then things start to change when Santa Niklas Goodfellow and his trailer come bolting down from the sky and directly into Ben’s life. As it turns out, Niklas Goodfellow is the last real Santa Claus; and the poor man is on the run from evil Gerold Geronimus Goblynch and his army of nutcrackers. The brutal victory of Goblynch has changed the bright and peaceful world of Christmas into a dark and unfriendly place.
With his Christmas angels Matilda and Emmanuel and the elves Flybeard and Spillbeard behind him, Niklas Goodfellow manages to steal away in the dark. No sooner has he put his reindeer Twinklestar before his Christmas trailer, then Goblynch is after him with his nutcracker army.
After their escape and in the middle of a thunderstorm, Goodfellow and his companions end up crash-landing in Foggy Lane! And this is where they meet Ben… and much to his chagrin, also Charlotte. But then Ben quickly realises that Charlotte is not half as bad as he thought and soon the two of them forge a plan to help Goodfellow make sure the children eventually see their dearest Christmas wishes come true.
But as Gerold Geronimus Goblynch is not someone to be trifled with, the dangerous task ahead of them is easier said than done. And so Ben and Charlotte are in for quite an adventure