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Cast: Tiffani Theissen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison, Max Charles

Director: Douglas Barr

Genre: Family

Year: 2014

Rating: G

Northpole, the magical home to Santa & Mrs. Claus, has grown into a huge city powered by the magic of holiday happiness around the world. Yet as people everywhere get too busy to enjoy festive time together, the city is in trouble. Who can help save the cherished traditions of Christmas? One young boy, Kevin, might have a chance if he can convince his protective mom, Chelsea, to rediscover the magic of the season. With a little added help from Kevin's charming teacher Ryan, a mysterious elf-like girl Clementine and a gospel singer named Josephine, Kevin is determined to bring his mom in on the fun and prove that one small voice can change the hearts of many.

"Northpole" is a few things, first off it is a love story and secondly it is about recreating the joy of Christmas . It also delivers the message of spending time with others during the holiday season and not getting stuck behind your computer or cell phone.

The film tells the story of young Kevin and his single mom, Chelsea who are both trying to adjust to their new lives in a new town. Kevin finds it very hard because he is having a difficult time making new friends. Chelsea works as a reporter for the local newspaper and she is given task of finding out why annual light up night has been cancelled.

Meanwhile at the Northpole the northern lights signal that people are too busy to care about the Christmas season which means there might not be enough happiness in the world to create enough toys for Christmas. Clementine a young Elf decides to contact Kevin and together they attempt to save Christmas together.

"Northpole" is one of the better made for TV movies I have seen in a while. It has a mixture mix of real life issues with fantasy tossed in. Adults and kids alike are sure to enjoy the story of Kevin as he attempts to save Christmas with help from his new best friend from the north.

The end result is predictable but that never seemed to matter because the journey getting there was a lot of fun. Another thing that made the film so good was the cast, Tiffani Theissen,, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison and Max Charles were all terrific in the film.

Production wise I thought the film looked very good and even the effects were above average for a TV movie.

"Northpole" is available now on DVD, you can order it here HERE.

This may not be the best Christmas story ever made but I found it to be quite entertaining so I recommend checking it out, it is a nice way to spend some quality family time.

Released by Arc Entertainment

*** 1/2 Out Of *****