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The Monster's Christmas

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When we say that our new feature is a fantasy adventure tale full of strange creatures, with a small but brave hero who quests across dangerous terrain, including a volcano, all while showing off the grand landscapes of New Zealand, obviously there’s only one movie that comes to mind: The Monster’s Christmas!

The hero in question is a little girl named “Girl.” Oh, those wacky New Zealanders and their zany names! On Christmas Eve, she falls asleep reading a children’s book called The Monster’s Christmas (not an actual book, we checked) and goes on to dream her way through an adventure that’s about 95% monster and maybe 5% Christmas.

The girl named Girl befriends some disturbing H.R. Pufstuf style beings, who spew smoke and goop pretty much constantly. The monster costumes are honestly pretty impressive, and pretty gross! The monsters can’t talk or sing - yeah, they want to sing - because a witch stole their voices. The girl named Girl embarks on an epic journey to get them back. Also, the witch lives in a cave full of 1980s exercise equipment. So, y’know, all the totally normal and typical Christmas stuff.

It’s an odd, charming little story, all building up to a truly jaw-dropping moment when the monsters finally do get their voices back. Hearing is believing, so join Mike, Kevin and Bill for a very merry, very monstrous The Monster’s Christmas!

Written by: Mike Nelson, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason Contributing writers: Jason Miller and Zach Shatzer Original art: Lucas Antoniak

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Poster art by Lucas Antoniak.
Poster art by Lucas Antoniak.

RiffMeter rating

Average: 8.7 (55 votes)

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Movie Decade

Release date

December 23, 2022


50 minutes
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