A Christmas Story

B-line Finnish drama/fantasy/family film from 2007

Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas lost his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy, and 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 goodbye 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, Nikolas wins Iisakki's trust, and together they begin to look after the Christmas tradition Nikolas has started. When the aged Iisakki has to leave Nikolas and move away, the tradition of Christmas presents is once again at risk, and Nikolas must come up with a solution that ensures children will forever be brought joy at Christmas.

A Christmas Story
Director Juha Wuolijoki