Welcome to Melanie's Magical Christmas Movies! Every day in December, leading up to Christmas, Melanie will present one of her favorite Christmas movies complete with a trailer (and hopefully where you can watch it!)
Day 4- The Hogfather (2006)
And now for something totally different! Day 4 brings you The Hogfather. Technically it was released as 2 part miniseries rather than a movie (think IT), and even now depending where you watch it, it will probably pop up as 2 parts. But I am still counting it.
The first of the late, great, Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld series to be converted to screen, this provides a Christmas story unlike anything shows before. What if Santa was unavailable and Death had to fill in or there would be insane consequences? Yes that is the crux of this fantastical adventure. Complete with a plethora of stars including David Jason, Michelle Dockery, Mark Warren, and narrated by Ian Richardson (who sadly passed just after this originally aired), this is a Christmas movie that is even suitable for those that don't like Christmas!
I had the honor of meeting Sir Terry when I was much younger, when my dad took me to one of his readings, because my dad was a fan. I wish now that I had realized how much of a legend stood before me. He was a scholar, and a gentleman, he encouraged a young girl to keep reading way above what people expected, my dad to write if he felt the pull, and he had an imagination that continues to live on in his work.
This is currently streaming free with ads in many places. Or click the links below and add Acorn TV to your line-up (I highly recommend that anyway) and enjoy add free!
Let me know what you think in the comments - Stream it or Skip it?